1/24/2017 1:36:21 PM
Earlier today, Governor Mark Dayton released his 2017 budget proposal. We are pleased to share the news that his Human Services budget includes a provision to bring navigator payments for Medical Assistance into alignment with payments for MinnesotaCare and QHP enrollments. The proposal would increase the payment from $25 to $70 per enrollee. Please remember that this is a proposal and any changes to the payment amount will need to be approved by the state legislature.
Here is the language from the Governor’s budget:
Aligning Navigator Incentive Payments
Effective July 1, 2017, this proposal reallocates existing DHS administrative funds to increase payments for eligible organizations that provide application assistance for MA from $25 to $70 per enrollee, which is equal to the incentive provided to entities assisting people with enrollment into MinnesotaCare and qualified health plans (QHPs) through MNsure. Equalizing this payment amount will fairly pay organizations for reaching and assisting all populations regardless of income, and is consistent with DHS and administration-wide goals to improve access to affordable care and reduce the percentage of Minnesotans lacking health insurance. (For complete information, see pages 74-79 of the Human Services budget proposal.)
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