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DHS and State Resources

Resource Links:

  • Bulletins — Official policy communications to inform DHS business partners, about program changes and required actions.
  • Community-Based Services Manual — Online manual and reference tool for lead agencies who administer HCBS.
  • CountyLink — A website designed for counties administering all DHS programs that includes manuals, performance measurement data, training resources, and I.T. systems (including SSIS and MnCHOICES).
  • DB101.org — Provides tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits to learn how work and benefits go together.
  • DSD Response Center — Phone or email connection to provide customer service for lead agencies, providers, consumers and other partners regarding technical assistance for HCBS programs.
  • Disability Hub MN — Statewide information, referral and assistance service to connect people to community services.
  • E-Docs — Directory of official DHS documents, forms, and instructions.
  • MHCP Provider Manual — Information source for MHCP coverage policies, rates and billing procedures.
  • DSD MMIS Resource Center/MMIS Help Desk — Provides technical assistance to counties, health plans, tribes, and DHS staff regarding MMIS.
  • MinnesotaHelp. Info — A resource directory that strives to connect people with service providers in their communities.
  • Ombudsman (LTC, DD/MH, MCO) — Regional ombudsmen work to enhance the quality of life and services for people receiving services and supports by providing advocacy and other assistance.
  • DHS PCA Consumer Information — A DHS website that provides a variety of information on PCA services for people receiving services, providers, and lead agencies.
  • Policy Quest — The Disability and Aging PolicyQuest is an automated web-based system for designated lead agency staff to submit policy questions. The public can view the responses.
  • Regional Resource Specialist (RRS) — A DSD staff member assigned to each county to assist with technical assistance and track lead agency needs. Email DSD.RRS@state.mn.us to contact your RRS.
  • Senior Linkage Line — Statewide information, referral and assistance service for seniors, caregivers, and Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Upcoming DSD Training Opportunities — Upcoming schedule of DHS provided training opportunities for lead agencies, providers, and other stakeholders. You can also visit our training archive to access materials from past trainings.
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