MBW in New Ulm, MN starts a New Year on the right foot…

It was great to see MBW start out 2012 with a great first step as they have partnered with Therap as we move into this brand new year.   The mission of MBW as stated on their website is the following:

The Mission Of MBW Company Is  

To Provide Individuals Support in…
achieving valued social roles…
discovering and contributing gifts and talents…
growing in relationships…. having
community presence… and making informed choices

It is exciting to have them as part of the ever growing Therap Midwest community of providers.  I am so excited as they will use Therap in a variety of locations to communicate and provide services in a whole new informed way.

Who will be the next Midwest agency to take a step forward in this brand new 2012?

2011 Nebraska Conference- 2 more days!!

We can’t wait to see all the folks in Nebraska at our upcoming conference in Lincoln.  We have several helpful sessions to look at current material that is available as well as introducing new things that will be introduced.  We have a tremendous amount of people signed up and it looks to be a great time for interaction and discussion.

We have several support trainers that will be available to help your agency move forward with your documentation needs.  If you haven’t signed up,  do so asap.  We will see you soon….and we are so excited to see you!!!

We can't wait to see you in Lincoln!!!

 

 

 

New Federal Grant in Minnesota will help in improving services

New and exciting information released by MN DHS…

Minnesota secures federal health reform grant for people with disabilities and older Minnesotans
Department of Human Services leverages federal dollars to deliver better care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Minnesota will receive $187.4 million to improve community services and support people in their homes rather than institutions. These dollars will help DHS provide more individualized care for some of Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. First-year funding is $13.4 million.

The funding, part of the Affordable Care Act administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Services, is a Money Follows the Person demonstration program. While the program has operated for
five years, Minnesota had not applied for the funding until Gov. Mark Dayton directed state agencies to
more aggressively pursue opportunities for health reform funding.

The funding, part of the Affordable Care Act administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is a Money Follows the Person demonstration program. While the program has operated for five years, Minnesota had not applied for the funding until Gov. Mark Dayton directed state agencies to more aggressively pursue opportunities for health reform funding.

According to Minnesota Human Services Commissioner the funds will be used to:

  • Simplify and improve the effectiveness of transition services that help people return to their homes after hospital or nursing facility stays.
  • Advance promising practices to better serve individuals with complex needs.
  • Increase stability of individuals in the community by strengthening connections among healthcare, community support and housing systems.
  • Decrease reliance on institutional care and increase use of home and community-based services by setting priorities to address specific institutional needs for reform. This would begin with intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities and children’s psychiatric placements.
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