North Dakota Department of Human Services

Families with Long-Term Care Facility Concerns Encouraged to Contact Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman advocates are based in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo and Minot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Human Services is encouraging families and friends with loved ones in long-term care facilities to continue reaching out to their Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for information and reassurance. Visitor restrictions have prevented many families from personally checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones creating fear and growing concerns. The Ombudsman Program…

ND Medicaid Receives Waiver Implementing Temporary Program Changes to Address COVID-19

The waiver will end when the public health emergency is terminated.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Human Services received a waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services temporarily easing select Medicaid requirements to ensure resources and services are available to individuals enrolled in the program. The waiver will streamline the enrollment process for Medicaid providers, reduce the burden on providers associated with getting prior approval for services…