HC Update - November 2017

Key Highlights This Month:  

  •  In the Spring of 2018, a pilot will start with a limited number of counties to verify assets for the Aged, Blind and Disabled through a web-based connection to financial institutions.  A RFP for a vendor will be initiated and DHS will develop policy.
  • The Health Care Manual (EPM) will move to Oracle, where ONESource is located
  • A more robust METS training will be offered to counties starting in January.  It has been piloted in Brainerd and St. Paul with new Operations staff.  The training will be 4 days and will include Applications and Change of Circumstances for address, income and adding a person to the hospital.  The test-region will allow staff to work on pre-loaded cases.
  • There is a pilot program through the Department of Justice to reduce recidivism for high-risk offenders.  It has identified 750 offenders for intensive case management, which includes getting their Medical Assistance (along with other public benefits) set up before their release from prison.  Counties will see case notes or be contacted about pending applications.
  • Beginning this month, the DHS Managed Care Enrollment team will send managed care updates, “did-you-knows” and general helpful hits via SIR
  • The METS Program Management Team (PMT) is currently prioritizing projects for the 2018-19 roadmap

Requested Actions Needed From MACSSA:  None at this time

New Trends in This Area:  

  • Continued conversation about Periodic Data Match (PDM) and how it will impact workload.  The State will have estimates of volume around the end of January 2018.

Issues/Concerns Regarding This Topic:

  • Continued issues with METS referrals to PRISM – specifically the integrity of the referrals. 

Legislative Impacts:  None at this time.

Supporting Materials:  NA


Miriam Kopka (Anoka), Kari Ouimette (Scott), Kathy Johnson (Kittson), John Glisczinski (Sibley), Deborah Huskins (Hennepin)

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