Online Resources for Long Term Care Providers

Online Resources for Long Term Care Providers

Minnesota Department of Health Websites

MDH Home Page
Use search bar to locate specific information.

Health Regulation Division
Role of Health Regulation Division in licensing, inspecting and certifying facilities.

Licensure Application Forms, Federal Certification, and Information for Health Care Providers
Licensing and Certification site that includes access to required documents, forms and information regarding state licensure and/or registration for health care facilities and service providers (Including home care providers, services requiring registration, LTC, other licensed and/or certified programs).
Tags: Becoming Licensed

MDH Health Regulation Division Information Bulletins
Includes information on statewide calls and other MDH updates. Subscription for automatic updates.

Facilities and Professions
Includes multiple valuable resources of information related to many types of facilities, including nursing home information and regulations.

Frequently Visited Sites

Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights
Includes information of state and federal bill of rights for people receiving health services in the following various care settings and community settings: Hospitals, Nursing Home and Boarding Care Homes, Hospice, Outpatient Surgical Centers and Home Care Providers.

Federal Nursing Home Regulation Resources
Includes information related to federal regulations and survey process, clinical issues, updates and joint trainings.

Minnesota Case Mix Review Program
Includes case mix information for residents, their families and responsible parties and providers. Includes case mix classification manual, links to current MDS and RAI information, Vendor information and historical documents.

Nursing Home, Home Care and Other Survey, Inspection and Complaint Results

Legislative Reports

Paid Feeding Assistants in Nursing Homes
Includes information on State Approved Paid Feeding Assistant Course, related federal regulation and state statute.

Nursing Assistant Registry
Online registry of nursing assistants who have met Minnesota training and/or testing standards to work in nursing homes and certified boarding care homes or have substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, and theft.

Directory of Registered SNSAs
Includes listing of registered SNSA agencies. Links to bulletins, manuals and forms.

Provider Directory
Link to registered or certified health care providers.

Nursing Home Report Card

CMS Nursing Home Compare

Health Regulation Video Index

Engineering Services
Responsible for enforcement of state and federal rules and regulations related to physical plant including construction of new spaces and modification to existing spaces and plays key role in moratorium exception review process. Responsible for Life Safety Code survey program for Medicare and Medicaid certification.

Minnesota Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment
Includes survey and certification general information, policies and memos, Medicare State Operation Manual, Application for Certification and Test Categories. Links for CMS CLIA Website, brochures and CDC.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Websites

Survey Forms
CMS forms and survey-related information used by surveyors throughout the process.

CMS Survey and Certification: General Policy & Memos to States and Regions

Online CMS-671 and CMS-672 Login page

CMS Form 671 and instructions (PDF)
This is a fill form that you may print a copy for your records.

CMS Form 672 and instructions (PDF)
This is a fill in form that you may print a copy for your records.

CMS Surveyor Training
Webcast and archived webinars. These video broadcasts are utilized to facilitate joint training between the state survey agencies and providers using the technology available via satellite communications. The CMS website addresses training opportunities on a variety of subjects.

Quality Improvement Organizations

Stratis Health Website
Stratis Health is an independent nonprofit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in health care quality and patient safety. Through the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, Quality Improvement Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), Stratis Health helps nursing homes achieve Medicare’s quality improvement goals.

Quality Improvement Organizations Website
Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC)-QIOs—KEPRO serves Minnesota. KEPRO addresses Medicare beneficiary concerns and appeals, quality of care reviews, and case reviews.

Ombudsman and Provider Trade Organizations Groups Websites

Office of Ombudsman for Long-term Care, Associations and Advocacy Groups for Long-term Care, Elderly Housing, Assisted Living, Hospitals and Hospices
Links to Minnesota Board on Aging and provider trade organizations for long-term care, hospital and hospice.

 

 

Updated Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:27AM