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Self Direction Connection Conference
Minnesota’s first Self-Direction Conference, Connecting People; Growing Together, will take place this Friday October 27, 2023 at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato, MN from 8am to 3pm.

This conference is geared towards individuals, families, Case Managers and advocates all interested in or who want to learn more on Self-Direction.

MRCI-CDS staff will be part of the FMS panel: 'Ask the Experts'. This session will take place in the morning and cover industry best practice's, overview FMS, and include a Q&A segment.

MRCI-CDS is proud to be a Connect Level Sponsor for this event. For more information please visit this website or contact MRCI staff Julie Lux or Kyle Rueter at 800-829-7110.
Thank you to everyone who entered our 3rd annual photo contest! These three are our randomly selected winners.

We look forward to sharing the rest of the photos in our 2024 Calendar and on social media throughout 2024!

Make sure you're following us on Facebook and LinkedIn to see your photos online!
Our 2024 Payroll Calendar has been released!

Click the calendar on the right to download a PDF copy.

This calendar can be found on our website throughout the year.

Use the link below to navigate to our site and sign up for weekly email reminders. Never forget about a payroll due date or pay day again!
We've moved!

MRCI-CDS has left our Premier Drive location, but we didn't go far! Starting October 2nd we have been operating from MRCI headquarters, located at 1750 Energy Drive, Mankato MN, 56001 (pictured below).

Rest assured, the only thing changing with CDS and the services we offer is the address in which we offer them from.
Updates on Electronic Visit Verification from the Department of Human Services (DHS)

DHS has made an announcement regarding the geofence range for all workers clocking in and out through Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems.

As of December 1, 2023 DHS will change the geofence for clocking in and out of any EVV system. The change in geofence will go from 500 miles to 500 feet. You may be asking, how does this effect the participant receiving services, me, or my workers? For all non-live-in caregivers who are currently clocking in and out of the Cashe EVV system, the worker will need to be within 500 feet from the participant’s designated location where services are being offered.

The geofence adjustment will be in effect December 1, 2023. MRCI will continue to work with all families and workers as we transition through this change. Essentially, the Cashe system will not look or act any different than it currently does, workers will need to make sure their location is ‘on’ in app settings as well as be within the designated range of 500 ft while clocking through the app. Please note, this change does not effect live-in caregivers.

Live-in caregivers will be required to document all work hours once per day come December 1st. This means live-in caregivers will need to go into the app or web portal once per day to document the hours worked for the participant. This requirement is a change from what MRCI had previously communicated. This change has come as part of the continued soft launch process the state of Minnesota is currently in with DHS.

As MRCI continues through the EVV soft launch process, MRCI commits to keeping all participants, families, workers and Case Managers updated with information coming from DHS.
To learn more please visit:
·        DHS website Electronic Visit Verification page
·        DHS eList Announcement page

For questions or concerns please contact your program staff or our office at 800-829-7110.
CDS is celebrating 25 years!
This year, the MRCI organization is celebrating 70 years of creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community. The Client Directed Services (CDS) department is celebrating 25 years of providing self-directed services across Minnesota!

From all of us at CDS, THANK YOU for allowing us to help you self direct your care. We are grateful to be a part of your journey.
Renewal of FMS Services by DHS
Did you know that the Department of Human Services renews FMS contracts, such as MRCI, every 5 years? After compiling and submitting our proposal to continue services, we are pleased to announce that our contract has been renewed and we will continue to provide the FMS services our families have come to rely on. We're grateful for the last 25 years and look forward to many more to come!
EVV Quarterly Updates
The DHS EVV team will host quarterly sessions for people affected by EVV to provide clarification on roles/responsibilities, updates and next steps. The next session is scheduled for December 11th, 2023.
The holidays are right around the corner... which is your favorite?
Black Friday
New Years Eve
Presidents' Day
Last month we asked what's your favorite part of fall, and the results are in... Football season starting took the lead with 57.9%, followed by leaves changing color (21.8%). Halloween and Cooler weather came in close to one another at 10.5% and 9.8%. Stay tuned for the results of the Holiday survey next month!
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2023 Training Schedule
Each year MRCI is required to assign training to all workers under the 245D programs of Individualized Home Supports (IHS) formerly known as Personal Supports, Respite, and now Homemaker. Below is the calendar of when the training will be assigned. 

Training is assigned in the beginning of the month and is due by the last day of the month. If your worker does not complete the training they will be temporarily suspended and not able to clock in or out through the app, or be paid for the time worked until complete.

If you have questions regarding the completion of the training you can connect with our program staff at 800-829-7110.
CSSP-A Review, Person-Centered Planning
Once per year
CSSP-A/IAPP Annual Review
Homemaker Only
Annually, in June
8 Hour CORE
Homemaker Staff Under the 245D Programs: MRCI now is including the Positive Support Rule training annually. The training has been assigned, please log in and complete by the end of November. 
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Mankato, MN 56001
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