CMS approves the competitive workforce factor

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Disability Services Division eList announcement

Date: Dec. 18, 2019
To: Lead agency staff and home and community-based waiver service providers who use the Rate Management System within the MnCHOICES Support Plan
From: DHS Disability Waiver Rate System policy staff
Purpose: To announce CMS approval of the competitive workforce factor

CMS approves the competitive workforce factor

On Dec. 18, 2019, DHS received approval from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to apply the competitive workforce factor (CWF) to Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) framework rates.

DHS will update the Rate Management System (RMS) this evening to include the CWF. DHS will provide steps for remediation to the lead agencies that will need to correct MMIS service agreement lines to include the CWF.


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