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Over the weekend, the House and Senate passed the agreed upon Health and Human Service Omnibus bill and sent it to Governor Walz for his approval. This bill contains significant funding from the federal government that was allocated to states this last April through the American Rescue Plan Act. This ...
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The 2021 regular legislative session ended this last Monday, May 17 th without the passage of a final state budget. Legislative leaders including Governor Walz, House Speaker Hortman and Senate Majority Leader Gazelka reached a broad budget deal on Sunday evening and announced budget targets on Monday ...
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Last week saw both the House and Senate take formal floor action on their Health and Human Service Omnibus bill. The House passed their version on party line vote, while the Senate proceeded with a bit more “across-the-aisle” backing, gaining votes from all three caucuses (GOP, DFL, and independents). ...
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You may remember that I reported at the end of January that ARRM and other interested parties had testified before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on changes to the rule on random sample extrapolation in monetary recovery proposed by the Department of Human Services (DHS). This rule applies to ...
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March Legislative Update

Overview: Where are we today? Second Committee Deadline and Halfway Point: The second committee deadline was Friday, March 19 th . This is the deadline where policy bills must have been heard and acted upon in both the House and Senate. The Session is half over. Budget Targets: The Senate has ...
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Most of you are aware that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) filed a notice of their intent to amend the rules regarding random sample extrapolation in monetary recovery ( Minnesota Rules, Part 9505.2220 ) late last year. I wrote about the proposed changes in this very blog , and asked ...
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Did I make the title above obscure and confusing enough for you by throwing together several acronyms and a term like “random sample extrapolation?” What does that mean, anyway? Well, don’t let that minimize the importance of the topic to providers that participate in Minnesota Healthcare Programs, which ...
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Re-Election in Minnesota

The 2020 Election results are in and there is a lot to report! 2020 has certainly proven to be an even more competitive year than 2016. ARRM has compiled the most recent Election news and we're here to break things down for you. Congressional Results This cycle, Minnesota had one Senate seat and ...
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It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything here about the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) or related topics, but I’ve started to get some questions from providers about the Competitive Workforce Factor (CWF) distribution report requirements, so I thought I would provide some information. First, ...
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It's Time to Vote!

Hello there, Grassroots Organizer Madeleine Lerner here with all you need to know about voting in 2020! I have written a blog each month since May, detailing a different aspect of voting. This month marks the last voting blog as next month is the Election! To read last month's blog, click here . If ...
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