Rep. Carolyn Laine, DFL- has introduced legislation that would limit the net worth of health maintenance organizations to 25 percent of their expenses during the most recent calendar year. The proposal is intended to cap the wealth of the nonprofit health plans -- primarily HealthPartners, Medica, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and UCare -- that Minnesota contracts with to run the state's $8-billion-per-year Medicaid program.Read More »
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The Segal Company has been awarded a contract to audit Minnesota's Medicaid rates from 2003 to 2011. The Atlanta-based firm will receive just over $150,000 to scrutinize the state's rate-setting methodology over the next three months.Read More »
Sen. John Marty has introduced legislation that would prohibit the state from enrolling any more Medicaid recipients into managed-care programs after March 1. Instead the Department of Human Services would be required to cover the individuals directly.Read More »
Gov. Mark Dayton has picked Lucinda Jesson to be Minnesota's next commissioner of the Department of Human Services. The Hamline University law professor will oversee an agency that's likely to be the epicenter of the battle to close the state's $6.2 billion deficit.Read More »
The state of Minnesota is proceeding with plans to establish a $600 million line of credit to get through the cash-poor months ahead. And while Minnesota Management and Budget Department Commissioner Tom Hanson said on Tuesday that he doesn't want to call on the state's banker to get a short-term loan, he also conceded that his department might need to tap into the state's line of credit with U.S. Bank before the end of 2010.
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The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has awarded $2.4 million in grants to community organizations across the state to help aging Minnesotans live independently and remain in their own homes as long as possible.Read More »
Reports of child maltreatment were reduced by as much as 10 percent in Minnesota counties where services to help troubled families with young children were increased, according to a recent evaluation of a pilot project developed by the Minnesota Department ...
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The No. 2 person and Medicaid director with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has resigned, effective today. Christine Bronson was deputy commissioner of the state’s largest agency; she’d been Medicaid director since 2004. DHS Communications Director Terry Gunderson ...Read More »