The Minnesota Department of Human services (DHS) has the following updates and reminders for nursing facility providers as of June 2017.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has updated the Combined Resident Bill of Rights, based on the new federal regulations. The revised Combined Bill of Rights can be located on the MDH website.
DHS reminds all nursing facility providers that both state and federal regulations require providers to report facility sales and changes of ownership (CHOW). Contact DHS Provider enrollment at (651) 431-2700 or 800-366-5411 to report these changes. Facilities are also reminded to notify both the MDH and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of such changes.
No later than Nov. 16, 2017, all Medicaid and Medicare facility providers must be in compliance with new CMS rules related to emergency preparedness. More information on this rule can be found on the CMS website.
CMS is proposing revisions to requirements for nursing facilities regarding arbitration agreements. Visit the CMS website for more information.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposal ideas or concepts from interested parties, for projects that seek to protect or improve the quality of life and/or quality of care for nursing facility residents. These proposals are being solicited under the authority of the State Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Committee. Interested parties should contact our staff for information on how to submit a concept proposal. Submission of project proposals for consideration is not a guarantee of any grant or contract award for the proposing entity.
The Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Initiative consists of projects that are funded through CMPs. CMPs are fines assessed to Nursing Facilities that are out of compliance with federal Medicaid regulations governing facility operations. These monies must be utilized to fund projects that protect or improve the health, welfare and safety of the residents of MN Nursing Facilities. Recommendations for project funding are made through the CMP committee.
The gaps analysis study is one of four studies that inform the biennial legislative report on the status of long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and adults and children living with mental health conditions.
Access local and statewide data related to long-term services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults. Interactive reports and county profiles display demographic and performance measurement data.
The Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Committee makes recommendations on the selection of projects that may utilize CMP funds. This committee includes consumer representatives, provider organizations, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Department of Health and the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care. For more information on this committee, contact our staff liaison.
This committee advises DHS on quality initiatives for the Performance Improvement Program (PIPP), Quality Improvement Incentive Payment Program (QIIP) and the Nursing Home Report Card. Committee members consist of representatives of the nursing home industry, consumers and workers. For more information on this committee, contact our staff liaison.
The PIPP stakeholder selection committee is used to select facility PIPP project proposals every year. This committee includes representatives of consumers, quality improvement organizations, the state regulatory agency, providers, and DHS. For more information on this committee, contact our staff liaison.