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  • DHS partners with U.S. attorney on child care fraud case
    February 06, 2015 - U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced the guilty plea of Khadra Abdisafad Hirsi, 47, for stealing money in the form of child care subsidies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of Minnesota.
  • Nursing homes receive funding to improve quality
    February 04, 2015 - Nursing homes throughout Minnesota will gain a total of about $17 million more over the next one to three years through a Minnesota Department of Human Services program that rewards a variety of quality improvement efforts.
  • Innovative Medicaid reform initiative broadens reach across Minnesota, with more than 176,000 Medical Assistance enrollees
    February 03, 2015 - Minnesota’s groundbreaking approach to delivering quality health care more efficiently for low-income people has grown to encompass 15 provider groups across the state and more than 176,000 enrollees in Medical Assistance, the state’s Medicaid program.
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