HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA COVERAGE
AB 518 (Yamada) Bill Dies in Senate Health Committee
On June 12, 2013, the Senate Health Committee considered AB 518 (Yamada) to codify Community Based Adult Services in statute; however, after public testimony and thoughtful discussion among committee members, the bill died due to lack of a motion.
Cal MediConnect Update
On June 6, 2013, Jane Ogle, Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, California Department of Health Care Services, notified stakeholders of revised policy guidance related to the administration of certain services in the Cal MediConnect program, and issued a paper on the Interaction of Waiver Programs with the Coordinated Care Initiative, and a Question and Answer paper. Read more. . .
Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey
Home Care Providers, Adult Day Health Care Facilities,
For the 10th consecutive year, Genworth has examined the cost of long term care across the U.S. to help Americans plan for these expenses. The most comprehensive study of its kind, Genworth’s 2013 Cost of Care Survey (conducted by CareScout®) covers nearly 15,000 long term care providers across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in 437 regions nationwide. This unique level of detail can help consumers plan for long term care costs in their preferred location and care setting. View Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey findings. (3/22/13, 96 pages)
MAR 28, 2013 -- Transitioning the SPD Population to Medi-Cal Managed Care: Examining the Experiences of Beneficiaries
The video and slides from the March 28, 2013 California HealthCare Foundation briefing may be viewed on the State Health Policy page of the CHCF website.
MAR 2013 -- LTC Commission Should Right Imbalance In How Medicaid Pays for LTSS
NSCLC Policy Issue Brief -- President Obama recently appointed the final members of the Commission on Long Term Care. Over the next six months the Commission must accomplish one objective: develop a plan for the establishment, implementation and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for individuals who need LTSS. Read The HCBS Opportunity: Recommendations for the Commission on Long-Term Care
CDA CBAS Branch Main Telephone Line Temporarily Out of Order
The CDA CBAS Branch main telephone line -- (916) 419-7545 -- is temporarily out of order. Until service is restored, please telephone the CBAS receptionist at (916) 419-7546 or call your CDA Branch analyst directly. You may also contact the CDA CBAS Branch by Email at: CBAScda@aging.ca.gov.
DEC 31, 2012 -- CBAS Non-Profit Provider Requirement Postponed
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is postponing implementation of the CBAS non-profit requirement from July 1, 2012 to no sooner than January 1, 2014.
MAR 13, 2012 -- CAADS Releases Issue Paper Critical of State's New Policy Requiring Non-Profit Status for CBAS Providers
CAADS has published an analysis of the state’s new policy requiring CBAS providers to become non-profit entities, outlining the legal and logistical challenges that make implementation of this policy a maze of bureaucratic dead ends. CAADS recommends that the state take a different approach to avoid problems with reducing access to care and creating unnecessary state cost. The burdensome oversight of the exception process that the state proposes as a remedy to maintain access merely adds to the uncertainty as the programs move into managed care. Penalizing two-thirds of existing providers based on their tax structure does not make sense when the vast majority of ADHC participants are found eligible for CBAS and require uninterrupted access to those very same for-profit centers. A better solution is one that relies on assuring compliance with the new Standards of Participation in the 1115 Waiver.
Legal Help for ADHC Providers Seeking Nonprofit Status
With the recent announcement by the California Department of Health Care Services that CBAS sites must be nonprofit organizations, many of the state's for-profit ADHC centers are facing significant financial implications and a tight timeframe to complete the process for obtaining nonprofit status. In response, CAADS has prepared a Preferred Attorney List which includes legal firms in membership with CAADS which have experience with establishing a nonprofit organization and have expressed interest in working with ADHC providers on this complex process.
For more information on ADHC Transition to CBAS, click here.
California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. CAADS was the first state association formed in the United States for the purpose of advancing adult day services. CAADS member-centers provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides advocacy, timely information, analysis, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for member organizations. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws and Code of Ethics. For more information on CAADS Membership click here!
The 2010 CAADS Annual Report highlights the Associations efforts to build state relationships, pursue legislation, and provide education, training and public awareness.
CAADS Members-Only Online Benefits
Available to CAADS members on the Members-Only page:
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. The A.L.E. mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers. The organization is governed by the 7-member A.L.E. Board of Directors.
The 2010 A.L.E. Annual Report summarizes the year's grant activities and initiatives focused on Quality of Care, Public Education and Information.
California Association for Adult Day Services
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Quick Links To. . .
Human Kindness--it just flows around here[Download Real Player]