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MDH Posts Notice on Distribution of New Home Care Bill of Rights Language

On August 13, 2019 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week issued an update that addresses changes to the Home Care Bill of Rights that went into effect Aug. 1. MDH is working on updating each version of the Home Care Bill of Rights with the changes and will post them on its website when they are available. In the meantime, MDH is directing providers to the following notice to Home Care Providers to guide distribution of the new Bill of Rights language: 

Reminder: Change from KEPRO to Livanta Requires Action by Medicare Providers

On June 11, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Effective June 8, 2019, Livanta replaced KEPRO as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Minnesota. This serves as an important reminder that skilled nursing facilities need to take action in relation to the transition to Livanta.  

MDH Posts Bill of Rights Translations for Nursing Facility Residents

On August 2, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted translations of the Combined Federal and State Resident Bill of Rights for nursing facility residents. These are translations of the Nov. 28, 2016 version of the Combined Bill of Rights. 

MDH Clarifies Announcement on Bill of Rights Webpage Update

On April 5, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) last week issued a notice announcing that it had updated its Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights webpage, including the Nursing Home Combined Federal and State Bill of Rights and the Federal Nursing Home Bill of Rights. After reading that notice, a member asked if MDH has made new changes to the content of the Combined Federal and State Resident Bill of Rights. No, it has not. 

MDH Bill of Rights Form for Care Centers Includes an Error

On February 14, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued a notice on Feb. 1 saying it found an error in its approved form of Combined Federal and State Bill of Rights for nursing facility residents, and directing care centers to take action to provide residents with corrected information. Because the LeadingAge Minnesota federal-state Bill of Rights booklet is based on the state-approved form, we have developed a solution for updating existing inventories of those booklets. 

Care Center Bill of Rights Booklets to Ship Within Two Weeks

On December 13, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

Members wishing to order copies of updated Bill of Rights booklets may do so now. We have submitted the final, revised document to our printer, and hope to begin fulfilling orders by Dec. 22.  

Bill of Rights and Other Requirements of Participation Updates

On November 30, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted an updated combined federal-state bill of rights for nursing homes and boarding care homes dated Nov. 28, 2016. The MDH website provides these instructions: 

MDH Still Finalizing New Care Center Bill of Rights Forms

On November 23, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

As of the publication deadline for this newsletter, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has not finalized a revised statement of combined federal and state rights for care center residents. MDH circulated a nearly-final draft late last week, with a deadline of Nov. 22 for stakeholders to submit final comments.

Care Centers Want to Know: FAQs - Requirements of Participation

On November 9, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

A few questions are trending this week on the nursing facility Requirements of Participation:

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