HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA COVERAGE
- Adult Day Centers Still Struggling | California Healthline, 3/31/14
- Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say | California Healthline, 3/5/14
- State Officials, Advocates at Odds Over Size, Scope, Details of Duals Project | California Healthline, 2/18/14
- State, Stakeholders Work To Renew Community-Based Adult Services | California Healthline, 12/4/13
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CAADS ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE PROGRAM UPDATE
Join us April 14 - 16, 2014 at the Berkeley Marina Hotel!
Brochure || Registration Form || Sponsorship Opportunities
Adult Day Services providers, Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan representatives and industry vendors are encouraged to join us for Adult Day Services in the Center of Change at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina Hotel April 14-16, 2014. To expedite your on-site registration, please print and complete the registration form in advance. Here's just a sampling of the excellent sessions you'll find at the Conference:
- MEMBERS ONLY…MONDAY! | April 14, 2014 | 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Industry Updates -- Lydia Missaelides, Executive Director, CAADS
New Opportunities -- Russ Foster, pmpm Consulting
Person-Centered Care -- Celine Regalia, Director, Adult Day Services of Napa Valley and
Diane Puckett, Executive Director, Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care
- PLENARY SESSION...TUESDAY! | April 15, 2014 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Emerging Hospital and Community Partnerships in an Evolving Health Care Environment -- Pat Blaisdell, VP, California Hospital Association, Post-Acute Care Services
Care Integration Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities -- David Nolan, Chief Performance Officer, Alameda Alliance for Health
CBAS Today and Tomorrow -- Denise Peach, CBAS Branch Chief, CDA
- EDUCATION COURSES
Session 1, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 1:45 – 4:00 pm
1A: Wage-Hour Update and Performance Management -- Mike Moye, Esq., Partner, Labor and Employment Section, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Session 2, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
2B: I See You—Understanding How Chronic Stress & Trauma Impact Daily Life -- Suzie Gruber, MA, SEP
Session 3, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm
3A: Managed Care Contracting and the CBAS Provider -- Felicia Y. Sze, MPH, JD, Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.
Lodging: Although the lodging deadline has passed, we will do our best to assist you. If you still need a room at the group rate of $145/night, please contact CAADS at (916) 552-7400 or email Pam@caads.org.
Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact CAADS at (916) 552-7400 or email email@example.com.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
APR 16 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern) | NM/LM Webinar
Co-sponsored by Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, this webinar will provide information to assist family caregivers in planning for emergencies and disasters. It will highlight the unique needs of disaster preparedness planning for children with developmental disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders, older Americans who are medically fragile, and persons who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
For the agenda and to register, click here.
THERE IS NO “I” IN TEAM
APR 29 | 2:00 PM (Eastern) | NADSA Webinar
We tend to see problems as individuals' problems (ours or others in the team), rather than a team problem. However, if staff is working toward their own self-interests rather than the good of the team, dysfunction will occur. Understand the various components that a team is comprised of and learn how to identify dysfunction within a team through thought-provoking questions and exercises. Learn actionable strategies that will improve teamwork through effective staff meetings, goal development, evaluations and recognition.
Register in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org.
AMERICA'S LONG-TERM CARE CRISIS: CHALLENGES IN FINANCING AND DELIVERY
April 2014 | Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
America's Long-Term Care Crisis: BPC Launches Initiative to Find a Politically and Fiscally Viable Path Forward to Improve the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care
In December 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched a Long-Term Care Initiative under the leadership of the BPC Health Project leaders, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN), as well as former Congressional Budget Office Director Alice Rivlin and former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.
The Long-Term Care Initiative will propose a series of bipartisan policy options in late 2014 to assist in the effort to build consensus on how to finance and deliver long-term care—referred to in this paper as longterm services and supports (LTSS)—at a time of political discord and fiscal constraints. The initiative seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the issue, bringing it to the attention of the public, as well as to policymakers, and making a strong case for action.
This paper sets the stage for BPC’s recommendations by identifying the major challenges and key questions in the financing and delivery of LTSS for both seniors and individuals under age 65.
GENWORTH 2014 COST OF CARE STUDY
Executive Summary and Full Report | March 25, 2014
Over the past 11 years, Genworth has been able to recognize and identify trends across the long term
care services landscape. Now availabe is the 2014 Genworth Cost of Care Executive Summary and Full Report, which looked at Homemaker Services, Home Health Aide Services, Adult Day Health Care (ADC), Assisted Living Facility (ALF) and Nursing Home Care.
Key findings for Adult Day Health Care (ADC) show:
- NATIONAL MEDIAN DAILY RATE: $65
- INCREASE OVER 2013: 0%
- FIVE YEAR ANNUAL GROWTH: 3.40%*
*Percentage increase represents the compound annual growth rate for surveys conducted from 2009 to 2014.
COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE OUTREACH WEEKLY UPDATE
CalDuals | April 7, 2014
EVENTS THIS WEEK IN CCI OUTREACH
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San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
In San Bernardino and Riverside counties, beneficiaries and providers alike are gearing up for passive enrollment to begin May 1st. Outreach coordinators are working hard to connect with as many beneficiaries as they can - especially those who will be enroll in Cal MediConnect in May - along with providers, whom beneficiaries rely on as key sources of information.
- 3/31 - Family Practice Medical Group, a San Bernardino-based group of physicians who primary serve seniors, received a provider presentation on the CCI that focused on how to best connect with those patients.
- 4/3 - More than 15 senior citizens at the Perris Senior Center received a Spanish-language presentation on the CCI and the choices available to them.
- 4/4 - Harbage Consulting coordinators provided outreach to CBAS consumers at the Camelot Adult Day Health Care Center. Outreach to beneficiaries at CBAS centers has been a top priority as those beneficiaries are set to enroll in Cal MediConnect in May. This beneficiary outreach event was a follow-up to a Train The Trainer presentation with Camelot staff members last week.
Update on Alameda Outreach
On Friday morning, 35 volunteer HICAP counselors participated in a CCI Train the Trainer session. Participants learned about the best methods to help dual eligibles understand the Cal MediConnect program before its implementation in January 2015. Since HICAP volunteers routinely travel out to senior centers and senior housing to give counsel where beneficiaries live, their knowledge will help spread reliable information about the CCI even faster. Read more. . .
"HAVING THE CONVERSATION" | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Free Webinar | April 16, 2014 | 12 PM - 1 PM (Pacific)
April 16 is the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day — designed to inspire, educate, and empower the public to talk with loved ones sooner rather than later about wishes for end-of-life care (before a medical crisis happens). The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is marking the day by hosting a nationwide conversation about end-of-life care led by Ellen Goodman, co-founder of The Conversation Project, and Nathan Kottkamp, creator of National Healthcare Decisions Day.
During the free, hour-long webinar, Ellen and Nathan will lead a discussion about ongoing challenges Americans face discussing end-of-life issues. They’ll offer guidance on how to sensitively overcome some of the barriers, including how to navigate family dynamics. More than 90 percent of people think it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care, yet less than 30 percent have done so. What’s holding you back?
To enroll for the free webinar on April 16 from 1-2 pm (Pacific), click here.
5TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AGING ADVOCACY COALITION AGING SUMMIT
Keeping the Promise: Strengthening the Safety Net for Seniors
May 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Join with senior services organizations, federal, state, and local policy-makers, advocates, key stakeholders, and others and learn what action you can take to help preserve essential senior programs and services. View LAAAC Summit Fact Sheet.
Register ($25 LAAAC Members / $35 Non-members)
For more information contact: Dawn Kasey Lovelace | 213.388.4444 | firstname.lastname@example.org
COVERED CALIFORNIA: EARLY ENROLLMENT EXPERIENCES
California Healthcare Foundation Event / Webinar | April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Pacific)
CSAC Conference Center | 1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor | Sacramento, CA 95814
Register Now to attend online, in person, or by phone. Lunch will be served to those in attendance. The briefing is open to all interested participants.
- Michael Perry, partner, PerryUndem Research/Communication
- Sarah Soto-Taylor, deputy director of community relations, Covered California
- Sonya Vasquez, policy director, Community Health Councils
- Representative from the California Department of Health Care Services
More than two million Californians have signed up for health insurance or applied for Medi-Cal through Covered California. How was their enrollment experience?
CHCF announces a Sacramento briefing about a report, by PerryUndem Research / Communication, based on interviews and focus groups with a diverse group of people that used Covered California to apply for private insurance or Medi-Cal. Participants applied online, by telephone, or in person.
The report is part of ongoing work by CHCF to assess the early experiences of consumers and providers under the Affordable Care Act. Future research will include details on the online enrollment experience, as well as the experiences of newly insured consumers seeking and receiving health care.
REVISED CCI ENROLLMENT TIMELINE BY COUNTY AND POPULATION
March 28, 2014
The CCI Enrollment Timeline by County and Population chart has been updated and now reflects the one month delay in MLTSS enrollment in Los Angeles County. To view, click here.
NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER RELEASES 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
April 1, 2014
The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), committed to providing a voice for the millions of low-income seniors who struggle everyday to meet their basic needs, has released the NSCLC 2013 Annual Report. Here are some of the highlights:
- Worked with allies to preserve Medicaid-funded home and community-based services for 370,000 seniors and persons with disabilities in California, keeping them at home and out of institutions.
- Partnered with advocates across the country to ensure strong beneficiary protections were included in new programs that will provide health care and long-term services and supports to over one million people with Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles).
- Advanced Congressional legislation that would update the Supplemental Security Income program for millions of poor seniors.
- Trained over 10,000 advocates and provided over 700 case consultations.
To view report, click here.
CHANGES TO CCI ENROLLMENT TIMELINE AND STRATEGY
DHCS CCI Update | March 25, 2014
Margaret Tatar, Assistant Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, Department of Health Care Services
The Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) is announcing a change to its Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) enrollment timeline and strategy in order to continue to move forward to provide high quality, coordinated care to beneficiaries eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.
Throughout this process, we've said that counties would move forward as they were ready and as beneficiaries' protection were in place. DHCS has adjusted the enrollment dates for subpopulations in order to increase consumer clarity, prevent the need for multiple transitions in a single year, ensure sufficient time for noticing of fee-for-service (FFS) populations, and ensuring plan readiness. Today, the following updates are being made for the Coordinated Care Initiative:
- Aligning Cal MediConnect and Managed Medi-Cal Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Enrollment: Moving forward, beneficiaries who are in Medi-Cal FFS will not transition to MLTSS ahead of their Cal MediConnect passive enrollment date. This will reduce the number of plan choices a beneficiary will need to make, and reduce confusion.
- MLTSS Transition for FFS Population to Start in August: To ensure that the MLTSS 90 day notices have had appropriate quality reviews, DHCS will not start MLTSS enrollment for Medi-Cal FFS populations (non-duals or duals excluded from Cal MediConnect) until August 2014. The previous enrollment schedule was to have the population begin in July.
- Changes in timeline in Alameda and Orange Counties: Enrollment in Alameda and Orange Counties is being adjusted until no sooner than January 2015 to allow more time to achieve plan readiness.
These changes reflect our commitment to continuing forward with the CCI in a way that best serves beneficiaries.
In an effort to keep interested parties informed and apprised of the latest developments of the Coordinated Care Initiative, DHCS will conduct a stakeholder call to discuss these updates and answer questions. This call will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 11am-12pm. Please register here to participate on this call.
Alzpossible.org Webinar Series
THE OTHER DEMENTIAS: VIRTUAL TRAINING AND ACTIVE LEARNING ON NON-ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIAS
Next Webinar May 29, 2014 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern)
Webinar series continues on May 29, with Lewy Body Dementia:
- LEWY BODY DEMENTIA
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:30—2:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Charles Driscoll, MD, University of Virginia and Angela Taylor, Lewy Body Dementia Association
Moderator: E. Ayn Welleford, PhD, AGHEF, Virginia Commonwealth University
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CAL OPTIMA RESTORES FUNDING FOR CENTERS SERVING FRAIL SENIORS
Thirty local ADHC centers to receive financial support from CalOptima
March 6, 2014 (Press Release) -- CalOptima’s Board of Directors approved an action that strengthens access to daily community-based health care services for more than 3,500 frail seniors in Orange County. CalOptima will absorb a state-imposed budget reduction of $2.2 million to ensure that providers of critical Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) remain operational. Read more. . .
CBAS STAKEHOLDER WEBSITE UPDATED, COMMENTS LOG UPDATED
February 11, 2014 -- CDA updated the CBAS Stakeholder website to include the February 4, 2014 Webinar recording and summary notes and an updated stakeholder comments log. If you need assistance with accessing this material, pleasec contact the CBAS Branch at (916) 419-7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT MEDI-CAL PROVIDER RATES
AT SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FEBRUARY 24, 2014
CAADS member Debbie Toth, Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testifies
Agenda || Video [segment begins at the 54:40 minute mark]
Debbie Toth, a member of the CAADS Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testified before the Health and Human Services Senate Budget SubCommittee #1 on February 24, 2014. Ms. Toth joined other panelists who provided testimony on Medi-Cal Provider Rates, and she urged legislators to restore the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for ADHC providers who were subject to a 10% rate cut during the state's severe budget crisis.
IMPORTANT INDUSTRY STUDY LAUNCHED TO ASSESS FINANCIAL HEALTH OF ADULT DAY SERVICES PROGRAMS
FEB 18, 2014 Industrywide Alert
CARF Survey -- CAADS encourages all California providers to participate in this important confidential survey being conducted by CARF International, the accrediting body for adult day services, in collaboration with the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) and with the support of CAADS.
This 2014 study is intended to apply the recognized accounting analysis of “Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators” to the field of Adult Day Services. If your organization is an Adult Day Services provider, this alert serves as an invitation to participate in this study.
UPDATED HIPAA MANUAL AVAILABLE FROM CAADS
Is your ADHC in compliance with the "HIPAA Omnibus Rule?"
New Requirements! || Order Form
Don’t forget, as of September 23, 2013, all ADHCs need to be in compliance with the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule” which implements changes required by the HITECH Act of 2009. Failure to have internal guidelines in place that comply with the new Rule can lead to fines and other sanctions. CAADS worked with Allan Jergesen of Hanson, Bridgett to produce a HIPAA Compliance Kit to help you quickly come into compliance with new HIPAA rules.
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!
CAADS Members Only page features Adult Day Services specific information:
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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.
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April 3, 2014
Assisted Living Costs Mount More Than LTC Alternatives
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The Peninsula Blog
Music therapy program aims to help stimulate memories
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How much does care cost?!?!
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Adult Day Centers Still Struggling
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San Francisco Adulct Day Centers Get Reprieve From 10% Medi-Cal Rate Cut
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Poll Trust Grant Helps Expand Adult Day Program Facilities
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County-operated senior day-care center to open in El Dorado Hills
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MAR 21, 2014
For family of dementia patients, adult day care can help
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MAR 20, 2014
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Adult day services boosts beneficial stress hormones in caregivers
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MAR 14, 2014
Peg Taylor Center celebrates 28 years
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A “Grace- ful” Move: TMC Financing Helps Grace Adult Day Health Care Purchase a New Location During a Critical Time, with an SBA 504 Loan
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MAR 10, 2014
Sequoia Hospital grants aimed at senior services
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MAR 6, 2014
Cal Optima Restores Funding for Centers Serving Frail Seniors
Thirty local adult day health care centers to receive financial support from CalOptima
MAR 5, 2014
Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say
All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly | PACE | 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement cut | Adult day health care | Rehabilitation Services of Northern California | access to care
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