Not only do we offer compassionate care and support to those in need, but we can also train family members and provide them with counseling as well. This is so you are able to offer your loved one improved and enhanced care. This gives you the ability to know what to do if you do not want to leave their care in the hands of someone else!
|Federally approved BI, CAC, CADI and DD waiver plans|
|Family training and counseling: Services provided for the person and/or the family as identified in the support plan.|
Covered services may include the following for the person and/or family members:
When training is in the form of a class, course or conference, reimbursement is limited to enrollment fees and related materials.
Covered services may include help for a person and/or family members with any of the following:
The lead agency may use the family training and counseling service to cover the following expenses during the person-centered planning process:
Professionals who participate in the planning session can bill for that time under this service, as well.
The family training service does not cover:
If any of these costs are included in a training registration fee, they must be deducted from the reimbursable amount.
Definition of “family”
For purposes of this service, family is defined as the people who live with or routinely provide care to a person served on the waiver. Family may include a:
Family does not include individuals who are employed to care for the person.
To use waiver funds to cover a training, the person, his/her legal guardian, or one of his/her family members submits the following information to the case manager:
The case manager determines if the training will be authorized and keeps the documentation in the person’s file.
Provider standards and qualifications
Training provided one-on-one, in-home is an approval-option: direct-delivery service. Training provided in a group setting is an approval-option: purchased-item service. For more information, see CBSM – Waiver/AC service provider overview.
Training provided by individuals, agencies or educational facilities offering classes, courses or conferences must be able to perform the duties expected and provide a cost-effective, appropriate means of meeting the person’s family training needs.
Medical equipment suppliers must be enrolled Medicaid providers under Minn. R. 9505.0195. The case manager must determine if it is appropriate for the medical equipment supplier to provide training in the use of the equipment provided to the person.
Counseling is a DHS enrollment-required service. For more information, see CBSM – Waiver/AC service provider overview.
Under this waiver service, the following providers may provide counseling:
Authorization, rates and billing
|The lead agency authorizes family training and counseling at the market rate. For more information, see Long-Term Services and Supports Service Rate Limits, DHS-3945 (PDF).|
|CBSM – BI, CAC, CADI and DD waivers general process and procedures|