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HHS offers $2 million for in-home and community-based services

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North Dakota’s Health and Human Services agency is offering more than $2 million in grants to help develop or expand in-home and community-based services for North Dakotans with disabilities. Krista Fremming is Interim Medical Services Division Director.

"We're trying to not only incentivize existing providers to expand their services, maybe offer a new line of services, or expand into a different area that they haven't provided before, but we're also looking for new providers who haven't provided services in our Medicaid system before, because this is a real opportunity to get some funds that could be used to start a new business that would service Medicaid members."

Fremming says North Dakota is working to rebalance its system towards using its Medicaid funding for more in-home and community-based services instead of institutions.

"We want people to have a choice of where they live and where they receive their services, and these grant funds will provide them more opportunities to do that. "