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Relocation Service Coordination is a type of targeted case management for people currently residing in eligible institutions who want to move into the community. Relocation Service Coordination helps people plan and arrange for the services and supports they need to live in the community.
Who is eligible?
Persons, who reside in an eligible institution, choose to relocate to a community setting and are eligible for Medical Assistance, are eligible for Relocation Service Coordination. Persons must be opened to Medical Assistance at the time Relocation Service Coordination is delivered.
Eligible institutions are defined as nursing facilities, certified boarding care facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions, hospitals and regional treatment centers providing inpatient services to persons currently receiving Medical Assistance.
How do people get Relocation Service Coordination?
If a person chooses to move out of an institution, they or someone acting on their behalf must first make the request in writing to their county of financial responsibility. The county of financial responsibility is typically the county where the person lives.
The option to request Relocation Service Coordination is also part of the Long-Term Care Consultation (LTCC) that must be provided to everyone under the age of 65 years who lives in a nursing facility.
507 328-6519 for more information.
Who can provide Relocation Service Coordination?The county of financial responsibility must assign a case manager to visit the person within 20 working days. If it is not practical for the county of financial responsibility to provide Relocation Service Coordination, the county may coordinate with a different county or sub-contract with another vendor to provide the service.