This article is a section taken from MA for Long-Term Care Services (MA-LTC) a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

Long-Term Care Consultation

People requesting Medical Assistance for Long-Term Care Services (MA-LTC) must meet the level of care requirements in order for MA to pay for LTC services. The level of care is documented through a Long-Term Care Consultation (LTCC). The preadmission screening (PAS) of all people seeking admission to a long-term care facility (LTCF) is a component of the LTCC.

The intention of the LTCC is the following:

  • Ensure persons are made aware of available home and community-based options
  • Prevent long-term placement of persons in nursing facilities, hospital swing beds, and certified boarding care facilities
  • Provide options to persons so they can make informed decisions about where they want to live

Upon request, any person with long-term or chronic care needs is entitled to receive LTCC services regardless of their age or eligibility for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP). The county where the person is located at the time of request or referral for LTCC services is responsible to provide the LTCC services.

Individuals, families, human services and health professionals, hospital and nursing facility staff may make referrals for LTCC services.

MA will not pay for nursing facility or certified boarding care services received before the PAS date.

Legal Citations

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0911
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0926

CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota Healthcare Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, originally published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Healthcare Eligibility Policies.