Medical Assistance would cover home care and homemaker services under new, bipartisan bill

January 30, 2023

Many people in need of home care services cannot get them. Staffing also poses a problem due to low wages and reimbursement rates for providers. Sponsored by Rep. Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth), HF585 would establish care evaluation as a service covered under Medical Assistance, and require the Human Services Department to institute homemaker service rates under Medical Assistance disability waivers. It would also modify homemaker service rates under the state’s Elderly Waiver program, which covers consumer-directed community supports. Read the full article.