Date: June 18, 2018
To: Lead agencies, case managers, MMIS data entry staff, MnCHOICES mentors and users, other interested stakeholders
From: DHS Aging and Adult Services and Disability Services divisions
Purpose: To announce the following information about long-term services and supports (LTSS) rate changes:
1. All clear – Resume work in MMIS service agreements
2. MnCHOICES Support Plan (MnSP) 18.3 release
Contact: MMIS-related questions: email@example.com; all other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
This eList contains information about:
The MMIS partial conversion for long-term services and supports (LTSS) rate changes and the DWRS framework adjustments were successful. Counties and tribal nations may resume entering and changing service agreements in MMIS.
To identify service agreements affected by the automation process, use the following Infopac reports:
Note: DWRS framework changes are identified on the InfoPac reports with an asterisk (*) on the report line item.
If you need access to the Infopac reports, contact your lead agency’s MMIS Security Liaison, who will request the access.
If you have questions about MMIS or issues that arise from the rate changes, contact the Resource Center at email@example.com.
The MMIS changes to the RMS framework rates required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) are complete. DHS sent a list of service agreement lines impacted by the 7 percent rate adjustment to all lead agency rate mentors, along with detailed instructions.
For more information about this rate adjustment, see the May 31, 2018, eList.
The Minnesota Legislature authorized the following for services on or after July 1, 2018:
DHS will post additional information, including the new service rate limits, on DHS – Long-term services and supports rate changes.
The MnCHOICES Support Plan (MnSP) 18.3 release is complete. It included improved application functionality and RMS rate updates.
Mentors and users will need to complete a few steps to receive the update. The MnCHOICES Help Desk sent an email to mentors today (June 18, 2018) with step-by-step instructions to do so. Mentors should forward that information to their users.
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