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The ARRM Daily Dispatch Blog is a source for ARRM members to stay updated and informed on both association news but also on unique and specialized analysis of current events, policy, and regulatory issues. Staff work to post updates regularly.

Friday, April 8 th marked the third committee deadline for the legislature. This is the point where all bills must be through the committee process and both the House and Senate turn their attention to floor action. The third committee deadline is also the point where both the House and Senate release ...
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It is hard to believe we are only in week 6 of the legislative session, as things have been moving at a rapid pace. Below is an update of where ARRM’s Legislative priorities sit and other pieces of legislation critical to disability services ARRM’s Legislative Agenda: Immediate Workforce Relief ...
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Some of you may remember this tale of DHS acting to change the rules around random number extrapolation in recovering overpayments to providers. Believe it or not, it began over a year ago and I previously wrote posts to this blog here , here and here . While it may not be a terribly exciting topic, ...
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2022 ARRM Events and More

We are excited to announce ARRM’s 2022 event schedule, call for presentations, and sponsorship opportunities! ARRM relies on support of generous partners to create high quality resources for Minnesota's home and community-based service (HCBS) organizations at affordable rates, and we look forward to ...
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This is my third update to the original post about the 2022 DWRS rate increase. I think you'll like this one! To recap, we know that the Legislature passed a schedule of bi-annual rate increases in 2019, beginning in 2022, that will affect wage values and inflationary increases for a few other component ...
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Questions continue to come in regarding the COVID Emergency Temporary Standard and whether it applies to settings that support people with disabilities. According to our contact from MN-OSHA, the rule is based on the services delivered at a particular setting. They offer free consultations to help you ...
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Today, DHS released their guidance for the 2022 rate increase encumbrance report. We have been eagerly waiting for this bulletin to give providers clarity about how they can reward care staff in the last half of 2021 and whether those investments could count towards the encumbrance. The news is good! ...
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On June 21, I posted to this blog to describe what we knew about the 2022 DWRS rate increases that were passed by the Legislature, as well as the 80% encumbrance requirement. DHS hasn't officially released any new information since then, but we understand they are getting close to sending out guidance ...
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On June 25, I posted to this blog about the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare around COVID-19 released by OSHA. We just learned a few days ago that the Minnesota OSHA adopted the standard in full on July 19, as posted in the State Register . Unfortunately, there is no information ...
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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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