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DSD eList announcement

Date: Dec. 29, 2017
To
: Lead agency staff and other interested CDCS stakeholders
From
: DHS Disability Services Division waiver policy staff
Purpose:
To share CDCS Policy Manual updates about the budget methodology exception and definition of “parents” under CDCS
Effective:
Immediately
Contact
: DSDconsumer.directed@state.mn.us

CDCS Policy Manual updates

DHS recently updated the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Policy Manual to reflect changes to the:

  • • Budget methodology exception
  • • CDCS definition of “parents.”
  • DHS also added new pages regarding the budget process. See CDCS — Budgets for more information.

    CDCS budget methodology exception

    The following are updates regarding the CDCS budget methodology exception:

  • • Last spring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s changes to the budget exception. This change expanded eligibility critiera. For more information, see the CDCS — Budget methodology exception page.
  • • The process to implement the budget exception has changed as well. See the updated Exception to CDCS Budget Methodology DHS-6633 form (PDF).
  • • The exception increases individual CDCS budgets up to 20 percent for people who meet eligibility requirements. It only is available under the BI, CAC, CADI and DD waivers.
  • Definition of “parents”

    Under CDCS, a stepparent is now included in the definition of “parent.” This update is reflected on the CDCS — Paying a spouse/parent of a minor for personal assistance page.

    Background

    These updates implement two of the waiver plan amendments CMS approved May 9, 2017. DHS shared these CMS-approved waiver amendments in a May 30, 2017, DSD eList announcement.

    Previous eList announcements

    DSD LEAD AGENCY ARCHIVE | DSD STAKEHOLDER ARCHIVE

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