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Legislative Top 5: February 19, 2021

With only three weeks until the first legislative deadline, higher profile legislative initiatives have started moving through committees and, in some cases, been voted on by the full House or Senate. Next Friday, February 26, the long-awaited February forecast will be released at 2:00 p.m. The legislature must base the budget on the February forecast. ...

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Assisted Living Rulemaking Comment Period Closes Soon

By: Christianna L. Finnern

Minnesota’s new assisted living licensure is set to take effect August 1, 2021. In connection with the new statute, the Minnesota Department of Health has commenced the process for adopting assisted living rules. The current version of the proposed rules can be found here. On January 19 and 20, Administrative Law Judge Ann O’Reilly heard ...

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Portal Now Open

By: Christianna L. Finnern

The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Portal is now open for provider registration only.  Consistent with the applicable Terms and Conditions associated with the various PRF distribution phases, providers who received more than $10,000 in aggregate distributions must register in the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal here: https://prfreporting.hrsa.gov/s/ Currently, there is no deadline for ...

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Announcements from the Minnesota Capitol

The Minnesota House of Representatives released the committee structure and chairs for the 2021-2022 legislative session the evening of November 30, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the State released the November budget forecast, which has improved significantly since an unusual mid-year forecast last summer. November Forecast The numbers released December 1, 2020, show that the ...

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2021 – 2022 Minnesota Senate Committee Structure

The Minnesota Senate released information on committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which begins on January 5, 2021, at noon. Included in the information is the list of committees that will be formed, the standing committee meeting days and times, and the chair of each committee. Further information, including the size and specific members who ...

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2020 Election Recap

Update: November 6, 11:00AM CT Since the initial posting on November 4, 2020, votes have continued to be tabulated and initial clerical errors have been fixed, resulting in changes to the following races: Minnesota House of Representatives HD 6A: Incumbent Julie Sandstede (DFL) now leads by 50 votes. Initial counts indicated she had lost. HD ...

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Phase 3 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund General Distribution

By: Christianna L. Finnern

On October 1, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Phase 3 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund General Distribution, which makes $20 billion available to an expanded group of eligible providers, including behavioral health providers. In addition, providers who previously received distributions from prior phases of the Provider ...

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HHS Releases Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

By: Christianna L. Finnern

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently posted the reporting requirements and guidance for providers who received funds from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.  Pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions, providers that received payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate are required to report on the following schedule: January 15, ...

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Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended to September 13

By: Christianna L. Finnern

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for qualified providers of dental and Medicaid services to apply for CARES Act Provider Relief Funds under the current Phase 2 General Distribution.  In addition, as reported last week, HHS announced that private-pay assisted living/memory care providers will also be eligible to apply ...

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2020 Minnesota Primary Results

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

What follows is an overview of the results of the August 11, 2020, primary in Minnesota.  Not every race is included; instead those races that involved incumbents, or were otherwise notable are discussed. US Senate Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith handily prevailed in her primary with 87% of the vote. She will face the former one-term ...

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2020 Hot Topics Compliance Update

Winthrop & Weinstine's Dental Law team will give an overview of the most significant state and federal legal and compliance developments over the past year.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

Friday, July 31, 2020

1:30 PM
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Deadline Extended: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Dental Distribution

By: Christianna L. Finnern

July 31, 2020 Update: HHS has extended the application deadline once again, and providers now have until August 28, 2020, to apply for distributions. The deadline to apply for the $15 billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Dental Distribution has been extended to August 28, 2020 (pushing back the previous date of August 3, 2020).  ...

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