Serving Those Who Serve Our Seniors

Public Policy – State

The Minnesota Board on Aging Needs Your Comments

The Minnesota Board on Aging requests comments on the 2019 – 2022 State Plan on Aging for the State of Minnesota.   You can review the report here. The public comment period ends 4:30 PM Friday June 22, 2018. Comments can be made by completing the online form. All comments will be reviewed.  

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2018 Legislative Session End With Two Bills and Veto

Session Ends with 2 Bills and Veto The 2018 legislative session ended and Governor Dayton vetoed the tax conformity bill and omnibus budget bill. Legislative leaders have publicly stated that they will not request a special session. Governor Dayton has also publicly stated that he will not call for a special session. What does this…

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Aging and Adult Services Division is conducting a survey

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Aging and Adult Services Division is conducting a survey of provider wages and costs to support the evaluation of the new legislatively-mandated rate methodology for a number of services provided under the state’s Elderly Waiver (EW), Alternative Care (AC), and Essential Community Supports (ECS) programs. The rate methodology…

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Governor Dayton Announces Bipartisan Plan to Protect the Health and Safety of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota but Leaves Out Key Stakeholders

Based on the recommendations of an independent work group convened by AARP Minnesota and a recent report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Governor Mark Dayton announced a broad set of reforms and investments to hold providers guilty of abuse accountable and protect the health, safety, and dignity of seniors and vulnerable adults.…

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Issue for Action: Step Therapy

Issue for Action:  Step Therapy Step Therapy Reform  (SF2897/HF3196) Step Therapy, also known as fail first, is a cost savings tool used by health insurers to manage access to medications. Step therapy, or fail first, is a process that requires individuals who have been prescribed certain medications to try and fail one or more medications preferred by…

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The Inside Scoop – March 2, 2018

The Inside Scoop | March 2, 2018 from CPofMN on Vimeo. The 2018 Legislative Session began Tuesday, February 20th…which means, it’s time for The Inside Scoop! Toby Pearson, VP of Advocacy, talks about what happened at the Capitol this week, and what you should know for next week. Don’t forget to register for our Day…

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The Inside Scoop – February 21, 2018

The Inside Scoop | February 21, 2018 from CPofMN on Vimeo. The 2018 Legislative Session began Tuesday, February 20th…which means, it’s time for The Inside Scoop! Toby Pearson, VP of Advocacy, shares what to expect this session, as well as what has already taken place these last few days. Care Providers of Minnesota advocates for…

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Elder Abuse – Final Report

Addressing Elder Abuse in MN Long-Term Care Settings Final Report Governor Dayton asked AARP Minnesota to convene a Consumer Workgroup. Their task was to develop recommendations to improve the care and safety of older and vulnerable Minnesotans in nursing homes and assisted living. View the final report here.

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Addressing Old Views on Aging

Now is the Time to Address Old Views on Aging Ageism persists in Minnesota. Emily Piper, the commissioner of Minnesota’s DHS and Kari Benson, executive director, Minnesota Board on Aging encourage us to take action. Let’s make Minnesota a great place to grow up and grow old. Learn more.

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Save the Date: Precinct Caucuses! Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Precinct Caucuses are to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM. What is a precinct caucus? Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms). Want to understand…

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