Serving Those Who Serve Our Seniors

Public Policy – State

MN receives an ACL Awards Grant

ACL recently awarded grants totaling $4,877,699 to Adult Protective Services systems in 14 states. The three-year grants will be used to enhance statewide APS systems, evaluate and improve practices, and improve data collection and reporting to ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting Systems (NAMRS). State APS systems investigate reports of abuse and exploitation of older adults…

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Inviting Public Comment on Older Americans Act Funding Proposal

In accordance with the Older Americans Act (Section 315(c)(1)), Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is soliciting the views of older individuals, providers and other stakeholders on two elements of its 2019 funding proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging. Plans for Program Development and Coordination Activities funded under Title III-B (Supportive Services). Download summary. Strategy for cost sharing related to supportive,…

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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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