Recuperative Care

Recuperative Care Package



The Recuperative Care business package is for individuals looking to start providing Recuperative Care services – which are services to help homeless individuals receive housing and avoid hospitalization.



Navigating DHS provider enrollment can be challenging. With our extensive expertise across multiple practice areas, we anticipate and address potential hurdles, ensuring a streamlined path to obtaining your Recuperative Care Services license. Our refundable flat fee representation confirms our commitment to your success—you either get the license or your money back.



Recuperative care services are available to eligible Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) members experiencing homelessness to help prevent hospitalizations or to provide medical care and support services when they are unable to recover from a physical illness when living unhoused or in a shelter. MHCP members receive recuperative care services when they don’t need to be hospitalized or remain hospitalized, or don’t meet the severity of illness for other levels of care. The service currently pays $300 per day.


How much does it cost?

  • Standard – $1500 – Provider enrollment start-to-finish, includes 30 min video call with attorney, does NOT include policies and procedures or other legal support
  • Comprehensive package – $5500 – Standard and includes policies and procedures
  • PREMIUM package – $8500 – Comprehensive and includes staffing of provider until approval

Does not include filing fees $155 for LLC, $709 DHS provider enrollment fee, or credentialing/insurance contracts

*Note there will be rapid developments in this area and we will update this page with our most current offerings


What do I need to start?

  1. A residence to be used for the housing – for which there are currently no limitations except for local rental rules, building codes and zoning regulations.
  2. To begin offering recuperative care services after approval, eligible providers include the following, which are not required to be staffed before submitting your application to provider enrollment:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Community Health Worker

Providers must certify their compliance with all conditions by completing and submitting a Recuperative Care Provider Assurance Statement (DHS-8486) to qualify for reimbursement. In here, you attest that your setting has the following:

  • 24-hour access to a bathroom (shower, sink and toilet) 
  • 24-hour access to a bed Access to three meals per day 
  • Availability of “environmental services” 
  • Access to a telephone 
  • Secure place to store the MHCP member’s belongings 
  • Staff available for a wellness check as needed (minimum of once every 24 hours).



Onboarding typically occurs within two business days following the free complimentary initial consultation. The Department of Human Services requires a 30-day review period for provider enrollment. Completion of the package typically occurs within two months, with additional support provided for any lingering legal inquiries beyond that timeframe.


1) Onboarding 

(1-2 days)

We send onboarding documents to you 1-2 business days after your initial consultation. Onboarding documents include a Proposal, Rep Agreement, and Invoice.


2) Questionnaire

(1-2 days)

After the onboarding documents are received back, we will send you a questionnaire to gather the required information for your application. The questionnaire generally takes clients 1-2 days to complete. We’re available for questions as you navigate through the questions.


3) Complete Application and Submit 

(1-2 weeks)

After we receive your questionnaire, we will work on your Recuperative Care application. When that is complete, we will submit your application to DHS provider enrollment. 


4) DHS Application Review 

(30 days)

DHS takes around 30 days to review each application.


5) DHS Resubmission

Additional submissions to DHS which are around 30 days each

(Only required if misinformation is provided or DHS changes process)


Minnesota Statutes, 256B.0701 (Recuperative Care Services)

Minnesota Provider Manual – Recuperative Care

MN–ITS 837P Professional User Guides (86X Residential Facility claim format)


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