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DHS seeks Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Committee applicants

February 07, 2014

Katie Bauer

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is looking for up to 10 individuals to serve on the Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Committee (MCAC). The committee’s purpose is to ensure that continued high-quality health and medical services are provided to low-income people.

The committee, which represents Medicaid clients, advises DHS and helps define what the Medicaid program should be in relationship to future health care and technological needs. Specifically, the committee explores designated problem areas, evaluates department programs, makes specific recommendations and resolutions, and contributes to the formulations of department policy and standards.

New members will be appointed for the years 2014 and 2015. Committee meetings are typically held quarterly at DHS' Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St.,
St. Paul, Minn.

Medicaid (Medical Assistance) clients will be given preference, but members of consumer groups, health care professionals and others interested in serving on the MCAC should submit a letter of interest to apply for committee membership. Letters of interest should be sent to:

Sean Barrett, Federal Relations, Health Care Administration
Minnesota Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 64983
St. Paul, MN 55164-0983

Applicants also may email letters of interest to Letters of interest will be accepted until the end of the business day Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Employees of the state of Minnesota (except for Department of Health employees) and private individuals or organizations under contract to DHS for administrative services will not be appointed to the committee.

Contact Sean Barrett at 651-431-2298 for more information. TTY users can call using their preferred relay service.

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