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Update on 2009 Legislative Agenda of the Long-Term Care Imperative and Elderly Waiver Customized Living Rate Setting Toolkit and Process. Phil Manz Director of Assisted Living, Housing and Home Care [email protected] 952 851 2484.

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Phil manz director of assisted living housing and home care pmanz careproviders 952 851 2484

Update on 2009 Legislative Agenda of theLong-Term Care ImperativeandElderly Waiver Customized LivingRate Setting Toolkit and Process

Phil Manz

Director of Assisted Living, Housing and Home Care

[email protected]

952 851 2484

Care Providers of Minnesota January 2009 Regional Meetings


2009 long term care imperative legislative agenda

2009 Long-Term Care ImperativeLegislative Agenda

Care Providers of Minnesota January 2009 Regional Meetings

Developed in 2008 with member input

$426 Million Deficit Thru June 30, 2009

November 08 Forecast of $4.8 Billion Deficit for July 1, 2009 thru June 30, 2011

February 09 Forecast Deficit Will Be Growing

Governor Unalloted to Cover Thru 6/30/09

Governor releases plan for July 1, 2009 thru June 30, 2011 on January 27, 2009


Elderly waiver customized living rate setting toolkit and process agenda

Elderly Waiver Customized Living Rate Setting Toolkit and ProcessAgenda

EWCL Rate Setting Process 2007 – 2008

EWCL Rate Setting 2009 Timeline

Goal – Understanding of the critical issues that current draft of tools presents

Goal – Catalyze and capture feedback of stakeholders who have used the tools

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Ewcl rate setting process 2007

EWCL Rate-setting Process – 2007

Providers met separately 5 times with DHS – Advocated for

Joint meetings with lead agencies

User’s manual with definitions and instructions

Test all parts of rate tools together

DHS Attendance at regional meetings

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Ewcl rate setting process 2008

EWCL Rate Setting Process - 2008

January 8 – DHS Video Conference

March Regional Meetings – DHS Discusses/Gets Feedback on EWCL Contract Planning Worksheet, Part 1

June 19 – DHS Video Conference

Fall Regional Meetings – Discuss county understanding of documents proposed at June 19 DHS video conference

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EWCL Rate Setting Process - 2008

  • Fall – DHS negotiates renewal of Elderly Waiver Program with federal officials (CMS)

  • November 13 – EWCL Stakeholder Group Meets – DHS Announces Agreement with federal officials (CMS) and New Timetable

  • Dec 1 and 3 – Provider Stakeholders Meet for 5 to 6 hours to begin understanding the tools

  • December 11 – DHS Video Conference

  • December 16 – 1 Hour of EWCL Stakeholder Group Discussion

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Ewcl rate setting 2009 timeline

EWCL Rate Setting 2009 Timeline

DHS to Issue Bulletin with Rate Setting Tool Kit by January 1, 2009

Care Providers of Minnesota Regional Meetings: January 6 - 16

EWCL Stakeholder Group Training –

Jan 15, Jan 29, Feb 26, March 26

DHS will use “SNAP” Surveys thru 3/31

Care Providers of Minnesota Regional Meetings – March 3 - 13

“Final” Bulletin to be Issued June 30, 2009

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Objectives critical issue 1

Objectives: Critical Issue #1

Understand how most of your home care services operation for all clients, public and private pay, is allocated among five hourly service categories that are divided into scheduled and unscheduled (supervision) sections, for the purposes of negotiating your service rates.

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Objectives critical issue 2

Objectives: Critical Issue #2

Understand the implications of having most of your home care services operation allocated in the manner proposed. For example, will “staffing ratios” for clients become available on the Internet?

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Objectives critical issue 3

Objectives: Critical Issue #3

Understand if and how the separation of scheduled and unscheduled (supervision) hours is accounted for in the delivery of services to a client.

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Objectives critical issue 4

Objectives: Critical Issue #4

Care Providers of Minnesota January 2009 Regional Meetings

Enhance your nursing practice by understanding how supervision as defined in the Nurse Practice Act is distinguished from the definition of supervision used in the service definitions in the EWCL rate setting tools.


Objectives critical issue 5

Objectives: Critical Issue # 5

Understand how a case manager will develop an individualized EW Customized Living Plan that takes into account the allocations of hourly service rates.

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The ewcl tool kit

The EWCL Tool Kit

1) EW Customized Living Contract Planning Worksheet, Part I

2) Purchasing Customized Living Services in the EW Program

3) EW Customized Living Excel Workbook Contract Negotiation and Management as of 11 21 08

A) EW Customized Living Component Input Worksheet,

(AKA: Component Rates Input Form)

B) EW Customized Living Negotiated Component Rates

(AKA: Negotiated CL Rates)

C) Individualized EW Customized Living Plan

- One page 11 x 17 inches

- Seven pages 8.5 x 11 inches

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The ewcl tool kit1

The EWCL Tool Kit

3) (Continued) Reference Worksheets

D) CL Component Rate Limits

E) Customized Living Rate Limit

F) County Geographical Groups

G) Information from Individual’s Screening Document

H) EW Community Support Plan

4) Instructions for Workgroup Review and Testing of EW CustomizedLiving Tools (17 legal pages)

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The EWCL Tool Kit

5) Instructions for Completing the Elderly Waiver Customized Living/24 Hour Customized Living Component Input Worksheet(8 pages)

Corrected 07-25-01C Comprehensive Policy on Elderly Waiver (EW) Customized (Formerly Assisted) Living Appendix A, B, C not included in handouts

Deconstructing Definitions of Supervision for January 2009 Region Meetings

Class A and Class F Definitions of Home Management, Care Aide, and Health Aide Tasks for January 2009 Regional Meeting

We anticipate that some or all of the first 5 sets of handouts will be in the bulletin scheduled to be delivered by January 1, 2009.

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The ewcl tool kit training

The EWCL Tool Kit Training

Utilizes “Excel” Spreadsheets

Benefits from 5 and 6 hour meetings of multiple members from multiple organizations in early December 2008

Will defer to Bulletin that was scheduled to be sent January 1, 2009

Has led to extended discussions of terms used

Will benefit from extended discussions between providers and lead agencies

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The ewcl tool kit training1

The EWCL Tool Kit Training

Represents a significant amount of work that doesn’t necessarily answer the question about what could change a provider’s reimbursement

Information not listed on the tools can be as critical as information listed on the tools

Focus on numbers/math because they are objective measurements and could be used to establish ratios that will be used for years to come

Daunting task to develop these EWCL tools and then provide training and instructions

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Ewcl tool kit 1 ew customized living contract planning worksheet

EWCL Tool Kit - 1) EW Customized Living Contract Planning Worksheet

Vetted at State wide Regional Meetings in 2008

Colors of Services Have Meaning

Green – Home Mgt/Making/Support Service

Red – Home Care Aide Service

Orange – Home Health Aide Service

Purple – Licensed Nurse Service

Confusion of Class A and Class F language on page 12 – “Like Tasks”

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Ewcl kit 5 instructions for completing the ewcl 24hrcl component input worksheet

EWCL Kit – 5) Instructions for Completing the EWCL/24HrCL Component Input Worksheet

Lines 15 – 19) “Setting” – Does this mean HwS registration?

Lines 21 – 24) “Level of service” – How is this determined? Memory Care, Case Mix A - K

Lines 26 – 29) Lead agency may request verification of staffing and average number of residents served

Line 53-54) HwS Provider Location – Physical site registered with MDH, How will campus names be included in “establishment name/provider location”

Lines 109 – 126) Hourly Rate Limits – “Legislature grants increases or requires decreases in comparative rates”

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EWCL Kit – 5) Instructions for Completing the EWCL/24HrCL Component Input Worksheet

Lines 140 – 141) Staff time spent on congregate meal preparation should be included in the total home management staff hours reported.

Lines 154 – 155) Level of service defined by different staff schedules and staff competencies

Lines 155 – 157) Worksheet for each staffing model (Schedule)

Lines 196 – 198) Medication set-ups must be purchased based on time

Line 263) Service Delivery Planning Tool(AKA: Individualized EW Customized Living Plan)

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Ewcl kit 3a ewcl customized living component input worksheet

EWCL Kit – 3A) EWCL Customized Living Component Input Worksheet

Services Offered – Customized Living/24 Hour Customized Living

Program Offered – How to summarize 12 page document into one line?

Programs (Worksheet) vs. Setting, Level of Service (Directions)

Minimum Direct Care = Unlicensed staff hours available on average per day (24 hour period) in HwS setting, regardless of payor

Hourly Service Rate – Is for a service not an employee, although they can frequently be confused

Scheduled Hours with Assigned Tasks vs. “Supervision Only”

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Ewcl kit 3a component worksheet

EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

Minimum Direct Care = Unlicensed staff hours available on average per day (24 hour period) in HwS setting, regardless of payor

1, 1, 1, 1, 1.3, 1.64, 1.95, 2.27, 2.29, 2.56, 3.07

Average = 1.73

Mode = 1.0

Median = 1.64

Regardless of payor = All your clients

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EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

Hourly Service Rate – Is for a service not an employee, although they can frequently be confused.

Note: provider may receive higher “hourly rate” for private pay than public pay.

To determine the cost of your service, use all costs necessary to deliver that service that are not being allocated to another service, for example rent.

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EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

Outstanding issues: Distinguishing home management, home care aide and home health aide tasks for employees is challenging. (Handout #8)

Home care aides are not permitted to provide “assistance with self-administration of medicine”

Home care aide rate is artificially created: Average of Home Management and Home Health Aide

Home health care aide rate is 90% of Fee for Service Equivalent

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Ewcl kit 3a component worksheet3

EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

One example with 123 residents receiving services, 98 receiving supervision

Average daily payment for assigned hours: $6,239.96/123 = $50.76

for supervision hours: $2,229.38/98 = $22.85

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Ewcl kit 3a component worksheet4

EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

Average monthly supervision

= $22.85 x 30.4 days/month = $694.64

Case Mix C 24 CL Monthly Limit $3,064.00

– Average monthly supervision $ 694.64 = Available for assigned tasks $2,369.36

If client’s total assigned tasks > $2,369.36, multi-tasking factor (Cell R94 on Individualized EW Customized Living plan) equation takes $ from supervision allocation.

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Phil manz director of assisted living housing and home care pmanz careproviders 952 851 2484

EWCL Kit – C) Individualized EW Customized Living Plan and 4) Instructions for Workgroup Review and Testing of EW Customized Living Tools

EW Customized Living Plan starts with smaller dollar items that, in general, increase in size, ending with supervision. How will this work practically with case workers and clients?

How will all stakeholders react if and when we can’t afford what we want to provide?

How will all these choices be shown to participants?

One page 11 x 17 inches or

Seven pages 8.5 x 11 inches

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EWCL Kit – 3A) Component Worksheet

1) Negotiated Rate vs. Service Rate Limit

2) Type of service rates – Slide 23 Example

Home Health to Home Care Assigned Hours 154/16.67 ~ 10:1

Home Health to Home Care Supervision Hrs 76/8 ~ 9:1

3) Hours deployed Assigned vs. Supervision

Home Care Assigned vs. Supervision Hours 16.67/8.21 ~ 2:1

Home Health Assigned vs. Supervision 154/76 ~ 2:1

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Ewcl kit discussion of supervision

EWCL Kit - Discussion of “Supervision”

Compare 6) Comprehensive Policy on EWCL page 11 compared to Handout 3C) Individualized EW Customized Living Plan

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EWCL Kit – Discussion of Supervision

Do the supervision plan requirements and definitions change one’s understanding of how they deploy staff?

EWCL Kit implies all tasks are scheduled vs. unscheduled; what is your experience?

Does it make sense to deconstruct supervision?

Handout 7) Deconstructing Definitions of Supervision for January 2009 Region Meetings

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Ewcl kit in conclusion

EWCL Kit – In Conclusion

Raised more questions than answers?

Evaluation Sheets Are Really Important

How to keep stakeholders invested in the validation of the tools?

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