HCBS Report Card

June 11, 2014

Welcome to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Report Card Project!

MBA shares the desire of the Minnesota Legislature, that a report card project will help guide many types of consumers and help them make good choices when deciding to use service providers, as well as providing a framework and opportunity for providers to improve their services.

Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) has contracted with several local organizations to develop this online tool.  In developing and throughout the implementation of this project, MBA has been and will continue to work with a wide variety of public and private stakeholders to help shape the report card.  The project will initially include three HCBS services, but will expand to include more services in the following years.  The initial services include independent living services, registered housing with services/assisted living, and supportive employment.

Although MBA is operating on a short timeline, MBA is on target to meet its August 1st deadline to make its legislative report. In the meantime, efforts are made to solicit as much consumer and service provider feedback as possible.  For consumers, feedback about quality measures will be solicited from approximately 10-12 focus groups held throughout the metro and greater Minnesota.  For providers, feedback about the project will be solicited from two stakeholder retreats, to be held June 17th (St. Paul) and June 18th (Alexandria). 

You are invited to participate in one of four stakeholder retreats to be held June 17 and 18, 2014.

Currently, www.minnesotahelp.info contains information about most HCBS services in Minnesota. But there is no easy way to compare services or see rankings based on service features to make sure the services can meet their needs. The HCBS report card will make it possible to compare providers so Minnesotans can have better information to shop and choose for services and make the best possible care decisions. It will also support providers in seeing consumer reviews and, if they wish, establish quality improvement efforts based on those reviews.

Be part of this opportunity to shape the way provider information is presented to consumers by attending a session geared toward your organization’s provider type. However, if you are unable to attend the session that best fits your role and interests, simply attend the session that is most convenient.

Please be aware that space is limited so register as soon as possible.

Twin Cities Metro Area

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus

Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Ave.

Room 135AC

St. Paul, MN

Session 1: Time: 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Audience: assisted living stakeholders

Session 2: Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Audience: independent living services & supportive employment stakeholders


Greater Minnesota

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Alexandria Technical and Community College

1601 Jefferson Street

Room 2015

Alexandria, MN

Session 1: Time: 8:30 a.m. – Noon - Audience: independent living services & supportive employment stakeholders

Session 2: Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Audience: assisted living stakeholders


Please click here for registration information for the stakeholder retreats.

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