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This last week was a busy one for the ARRM team. In total, we presented at a total of ten bill hearings, both in the Senate and the House, and continue to make positive movement on our legislative priorities. In addition to the hearings, the other big news of the week was the February forecast being ...
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Week two of the legislative session saw ARRM’s priorities start to get acted upon. On Wednesday, February 21, the Senate Human Service Committee heard testimony on Senate File 3736, ARRM’s legislation that would require a uniform set of standards across the state for approval or denial of assistive ...
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The 2024 legislative session began last week and ARRM staff have wasted no time making sure that ARRM’s priorities get officially introduced. This session is a "short session" and with the state budget set for the biennium, much of the focus will be on capital infrastructure/bonding projects and ...
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ARRM’s members have undoubtedly been frustrated with the apparent delay in obtaining federal approval, and the lack of information regarding the rate increases in the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) that were expected to go into effect on January 1. We know this is true because we heard from many ...
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Along with the many changes that were passed in the Human Service related bills, there were many changes passed during the 2023 legislative session that impact businesses and employers. ARRM has compiled a list of some of the changes members should be aware of that either went into effect January 1, ...
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You may have seen the bulletin from DHS, dated October 17, that announced the release of the DWRS component values that go into effect on January 1, 2024. DHS will include the new component values in the December updates of the MnCHOICES Support Plan and revised MnCHOICES applications. These systems ...
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As you are hopefully aware at this point, the 2023 legislative session outcomes included some pretty significant changes to the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) component values and the schedule of updates, which will result in rate increases beginning in 2024. That's good news! Following is a digest ...
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As you may be aware, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking early last month that broadly seeks to improve access to care and better address health equity issues in the Medicaid program. Entitled Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services , many provisions ...
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2023 Legislative Wins

ARRM Members, Going into the 2023 legislative session, ARRM had an ambitious legislative agenda. Six separate pieces of legislation were introduced, dealing with a variety of issues from sustainable rate adjustments for waiver and ICF/DD services to licensing changes, service delivery modifications, ...
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Today marks the last day of the 2023 Legislative Session and while there are still a few outstanding items for the legislature to act on today. The Human Service bill, which contains most of the provisions that impact ARRM members, passed off the House and Senate floor last Friday. In the coming days, ...
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