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Healthcare Update - May 2018

Key Highlights This Month:  

Each county human services director, or the director’s designee, must complete a survey audit on the county’s estate recovery procedures by June 8, 2018.  The purpose of the survey is to affirm that county estate recovery programs have adopted procedures in accordance with the MA Estate Recovery Manual.  The survey can be found here:  http://surveys.dhs.state.mn.us/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=152362968183

 Benefit Recovery Section (BRS) of DHS is anticipating a summer release for the new policy manual and forms for Cost Effective Health Insurance (CEHI).  When it is released they will review it at the HCE-PIX meeting.

 DHS issued a letter on upcoming additional health care audits by the Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA).  This is a new law passed by the MN Legislature during the 2017 session.  The audit will look at cases from calendar year 2017.  Letter is attached.

 MAXIS has now been updated with a new field for the new Medicare ID Number

Requested Actions Needed From MACSSA:  None.

New Trends in This Area:  

A PDM field test is still being considered to begin in July after the 18.2 deployment.  More information to follow.

Issues/Concerns Regarding This Topic:  

Ongoing issue with MA in METS applications putting individuals in IMDs eligibility, due to the way applicants are answering “yes” to the question on the application “Is person (1,2,3) in a residential treatment program for mental illness or drug or alcohol dependency?”   The vast majority are not residing in an IMD.  There are workaround procedures but it is causing several issues for counties.

 Legislative Impacts:  

Supporting Materials:  

OLA Heath Care audit letter

Contact(s):  Kari Ouimette

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