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Round Four 

(April-October 2019)

Case Files Reviewed Icon810

Case files reviewed

Lead agency icon18

Lead agencies visited

Case management icon 308 

Case manager and assessor surveys completed 

Corrective Action Icon11

Lead agencies issued a corrective action for needs identified in the assessment not being addressed in the support plan.  

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February 2020 - Carver | Wright 

March 2020 - Freeborn | Renville 

April 2020 - Mower | Crow Wing 

May 2020 - Lac Qui Parle | Chippewa | Norman
See Round Four Schedule >


Lead Agency Review (LAR) continues to monitor lead agencies and required timelines for providing support plans. Currently, the team is conducting Round 4 of the statewide review and has not issued corrective actions for the support-plan timeline requirement, as the LAR team was refining protocols and validating data collection. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Lead Agency Review team will begin issuing corrective actions to lead agencies when lead agencies do not follow required timelines for providing support plans to people who receive services.

To learn more, read the full announcement at Lead agency review team to issue corrective actions beginning Jan. 1, 2020, for non-compliance with support-plan timelines.

What is HCBS Lead Agency Review

The purpose of the HCBS Lead Agency Review website is to share information about the lead agency review process, including case file review and site visit protocols as well as our findings with lead agencies.

The Lead Agency Review (LAR) Team completed Round 3 of site visits with 90 lead agencies (87 counties and three tribes) administering Home and Community Based Services programs in November 2018, which included the review of over 6,000 case files and discussions with over 1,300 lead agency staff.

The LAR team has prepared a Round 3 summary report and refined protocols and procedures for Round 4 of lead agency reviews. LAR site visits for Round 4 began in April 2019 and are scheduled to run through 2022. Information for Round 4 is available under the "Processes and protocols" tab above. 

Protocols and Review Elements > Lead Agency Final Reports >

A project of the Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Home and Community Bases Services Waiver Review website was developed to be a resource center where local agencies can access tools, resources, and promising practices in the administration of aging and disability home and community-based services. The HCBS Waiver Review website was developed and is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services makes every effort to have its websites meet all State of Minnesota standards. To report a problem or concern with a webpage, contact the lead agency review team at

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