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DHS Posts Form to Request Waiver of SNSA Maximum Charges

On May 26, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

There is a new process for waiving maximum charge limits for Supplemental Nursing Service Agencies (SNSAs) when they are providing staff to work in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities that serve residents with COVID-19.   

New SNSA (Nursing Pool) Caps in Effect

On January 1, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

The State of Minnesota has set the statutory limits that Supplemental Nursing Services Agencies (SNSAs) can charge per hour for each type of staff. The new caps are effective Jan. 1, 2020.  

New Nursing Pool Caps in Effect

On January 15, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Each year, the state calculates the average wages of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and TMAs in care centers using the data provided from the annual cost reports and then computes the statutory limits on the amount that Supplemental Nursing Services Agencies (SNSAs) can charge per hour for each type of staff. The new caps were effective Jan. 1.  

Increased Staffing Ratios and Higher Use of Temporary Staff in Care Centers

On August 28, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Staffing shortages continue to be a primary challenge for care centers, which are experiencing increased staffing ratios and higher use of temporary poll staff based on an analysis of data LeadingAge Minnesota completed on the 2017 costs reports filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).  

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