CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE: Partnering for Success
APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2015
Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel | Berkeley, CA
Brochure | Registration Form
Update #1: Reminder to Register - EARLY RATE ENDS APRIL 3
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CAADS has negotiated a discounted group rate of $139 single/double occupancy at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel. Reserve your room by 5 PM April 7, to get this rate!
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CDA ANNOUNCES CBAS TRAINING AT CAADS CONFERENCE
On April 30, the California Department of Aging (CDA) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will provide a “State Update” on the changes impacting CBAS centers as a result of the CBAS Waiver Amendment including the federal Home and Community-Based (HCB) Settings Rule and person-centered planning requirements, selective contracting by managed care plans, care coordination requirements, removal of reimbursement rate floor and reimbursement methodology changes, new reporting requirements and the application process for new center development. (See ACL # 15-02)
Improve your clinical expertise and demonstrate compliance with emerging quality standards in the field by participating in the CAADS Clinical Protocol Certificate Program!
Register for MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: Ensuring effective responses through standardized medication reviews, to be held April 29, 2015, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina Hotel, 200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710. Separate Registration and fee required -- 2 CE's included!
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What's New . . .
CCI / CAL MEDICONNECT
CAL DUALS OUTREACH WEEKLY UPDATE
MAR 30, 2015 | Courtesy of Cal Duals
Cal Duals Update | Cal Duals Website (Enrollment Data, FAQs and more!)
VETERANS ACCESS TO EXTENDED CARE ACT
MAR 31, 2015 | Courtesy of NADSA
Support and speak out for recent legislation favoring adult day services:
Support H.R. 1369 and companion Bill S. 739 Veterans Access to Extended Care Act
COMMUNITY BASED INSTITUTIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLAN (CBI-SNP) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM, S.704, INTRODUCED
MAR 11, 2015 | Courtesy of NADSA
On March 11, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced S.704, which proposes to establish a Community Based Institutional Special Needs Plan (CBI-SNP) demonstration program to target home and community based care to eligible Medicare only beneficiaries. The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance, upon which both Grassley and Cardin serve.
In Senator Grassley's press release, he noted that HCBS services are less expensive than institutional care and that the plans would tailor services to the beneficiaries specific needs. Most importantly, Adult Day Care Services are specifically included as one of the Medicare options in a bill sponsored by a member of the new Senate Republican majority.
Senator Grassley further stated, “One estimate shows four-year savings of nearly $60 million for a demonstration of 5,000 Medicare members by postponing or preventing hospitalization and institutionalization” [emphasis added]. Although only a limited demonstration proposal, this bill offers an opportunity for ADS to fit legislatively into Medicare as an institutional option and the Senator’s words mirror NADSA’s focus of Modernizing Medicare With ADS for Cost Avoidance!
CAADS RECEIVES AWARD
MISSAELIDES ACCEPTS POLICY & ADVOCACY AWARD
MAR 25, 2015 | Courtesy of FCA | Family Caregiver Alliance Announcement
Lydia Missaelides, Executive Director of the California Association for Adult Day Services, accepts The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award from Sean Ostrovsky, Senior Program Officer with The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.
Missaelides, instrumental in leading the charge to save the Adult Day Health Care model from elimination in California, accepted the award for Success Through a Unified Vision: The Fight to Preserve Alzheimer's Care in California, on behalf of the Association members, ADHC participants and their families, during the American Society on Aging National Aging in America annual conference on March 25, in Chicago.
IDENTITY THIEVES, TELEPHONE TAX SCAMS
PROTECTING OLDER ADULTS DURING TAX SEASON
MAR 25, 2015 | Courtesy of National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
With tax season in full swing, advocates are reminded that older adults are particularly vulnerable to fraudulent tax preparers, identity thieves, and individuals posing as representatives from the IRS.
A recent report by the National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America found that 48 states do not require for-profit tax preparers to meet minimum educational, training, or competency standards. This lack of regulation places older adults at risk of fraud perpetrated by incompetent tax preparers. Older adults are also at risk from fraudulent tax preparers who endeavor to divert a tax refund to a prepaid card under the preparers’ control. Download the NCCL/CFA report at: http://bit.ly/17YkUHK.
A free or inexpensive alternative for low-income taxpayers is free tax preparation sites, including VITA sites (1-800-906-9887 or www.irs.gov) and AARP Tax-Aide sites: (http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action). There are also a number of websites that allow low- and middle-income taxpayers to prepare and file their taxes online for free, such as the IRS Free File program at www.irs.gov.
Tax-Time Identity Theft Is a Growing Problem
Older adults who live alone are particularly susceptible to identity theft. Identity thieves use older adults’ personal information to file fraudulent income tax returns and then steal their income tax refunds. Older adults who rely upon home health care workers or visiting nurses, or other persons or institutions (including assisted living facilities and nursing homes) that possess their personal information are particularly vulnerable.
Finally, older adults are at risk from scam artists who, pretending to represent the IRS, call or send email messages claiming that the older adult owes money to the IRS. These scammers aggressively demand immediate payment either through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. The IRS notes that it does not use unsolicited email, text messages, or any social media to discuss a personal tax issue.
Help Stop Tax Fraud of Older Adults
Report tax scams or preparers of fraudulent returns to the IRS at: www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Tax-Scams-How-to-Report-Them
Report incidents of telephone tax scams to the:
• IRS at www.irs.gov
• Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 or www.tigta.gov
• Federal Trade Commission though the FTC Complaint Assistant at www.FTC.gov/complaint
For more information on income tax fraud, visit the IRS website: www.IRS.gov.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PURSUES FINANCIAL FRAUD OF ELDERS
“Operation Choke Point” Cuts off Bank-Facilitated Payments to Scammers
MAR 24, 2015 | Courtesy of National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced consent decrees against two banks that were helping scammers debit the accounts of older Americans and other victims. DOJ alleged that Commerce West Bank facilitated 1.3 million unauthorized remotely created checks for telemarketing scams, medical discount card scams, and payday loan finder scams. According to the complaint, Commerce West “received explicit notice” from Zions National Bank that Commerce West’s “clients were engaged in elder abuse.” Yet Commerce West continued facilitating payments for other scammers with similar red flags of fraud.
One day later, DOJ filed a consent decree against Plaza Bank of Irvine, California, for knowingly facilitating consumer fraud by permitting a payment processor to make millions of dollars in unauthorized withdrawals from consumer bank accounts on behalf of fraudulent merchants.
DOJ brought these cases as part of “Operation Choke Point,” an initiative which focuses on banks and payment processors that knowingly choose to process illegal transactions and willfully ignore clear evidence of fraud. Many scams, fraudulent practices, and illegal activity could not have occurred without access to the payment system. Banks and payment processors enable wrongdoers to debit victims’ bank accounts and transfer money. Elders are particularly at risk.
Last year, a telemarketing scammer defrauded seniors of $20 million by lying to them to get their bank account information. A few years ago, Wachovia enabled $142 million in unauthorized withdrawals from consumers’ bank accounts, many on behalf of fraudulent companies that targeted vulnerable elders. Thousands of consumers, many of them over age 65, filed complaints with state attorneys general, banking regulators, and the F.T.C. requesting refunds for unauthorized bank charges.
The U.S. Department of Justice complaint against Commerce West is available at:
The U.S. Department of Justice complaint against Plaza Bank of Irvine is available at: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-release/attachments/2015/03/12/plaza_bank_complaint.pdf
More information on Operation Choke Point and efforts to stop payment fraud:
CARF-CCAC FINANCIAL RATIOS STUDY
2015 STUDY OF FINANCIAL RATIOS AS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Participation Deadline JUNE 26, 2015 |:| Courtesy of CARF
CARF International is conducting a 2015 study to highlight the concept of “Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators” to the field of Adult Day Services. If your organization is an Adult Day Services provider, this is your invitation to participate in this unique, exciting annual study that began in 2010.
To participate in this study, send the following documents by EMAIL email@example.com, FAX (202) 587-5009), or MAIL 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 209, Washington, DC 20036, to Amanda Birch at CARF International by Friday, June 26, 2015 -- for your adult day service program’s fiscal year ending in 2014:
- 2015 ADS Indicators Supplemental Handout
- Internal unaudited 2014 fiscal year Financial Statements including Revenue and Expense, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows or;
- Corporate audit Financial Statements for 2014 fiscal year (if available).
Note: If your financial information is consolidated for a larger organization, please clearly identify the adult day services financials or send a separate report with only the adult day services financial information included.
There is no charge for your participation in this study. CARF has partnered with Mr. Jeff Boland, of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, LLP to assist with the study, and he is required to maintain confidentiality of any information disclosed for the purpose of the study. Jeff is a representative of CARF’s Financial Advisory Panel (FAP) and has presented the results of the last five studies at the NADSA Annual Conferences in 2010-2014. For more information on the FAP’s role related to accreditation, see www.carf.org and type “FAP” in the search field located in the upper left corner of our website.
Please contact Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about what information is applicable to the study.
CMS HCB SETTINGS RULES
GREAT NEW RESOURCES ON CMS HCB SETTINGS RULES
MAR 10, 2015 | Courtesy of Justice in Aging
Q & A: The HCBS Settings Rule | Common Issues, Model Comments & State Samples for HCBS Transition Plans | New Federal HCBS Rule - National & California Resources | HCBS Advocacy - State Resources
What's Trending . . .
CALIFORNIA ADULT DAY SERVICES STATE ADVOCACY FUND
Please Help Us Reach Our 2015 Fundraising Goal of $50,000!
FEB 11, 2015 | CAADS | Fund Raising Announcement (Contributions to this Advocacy Fund are NOT tax deductible.)
CAADS POLICY CONSULTANT TESTIFIES BEFORE ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUB-COMMITTEE #1
MAR 9, 2015 | CAADS | Read Testimony | View Hearing (Laurel Mildred begins at 01:33:39)
Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER ASSIGNMENT FOR DUAL ELIGIBLES EXPLAINED IN DHCS ALL PLAN LETTER
NOV 24, 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC | Read more | DHCS All Plan Letter (APL) 14-015
BALANCE BILLING DUAL ELIGIBLES VIOLATES FEDERAL AND STATE LAW
AUG 8, 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC | Read more
Balance billing issues? Contact Georgia Burke at NSCLC: email@example.com
IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIPAA OMNIBUS RULE EFFECTIVE SEPT 23, 2013?
Read more | Get CAADS Updated HIPAA Manual for ADHC!
In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS DELAY OF ENTIRE NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME REGULATIONS FOR HOME CARE WORKERS UNTIL JAN 15 HEARING IN WASHINGTON, DC
California will suspend implementation of IHSS overtime until that date
DEC 31, 2014 | Courtesy of CDCAN | CDCAN Report
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS AND PROVIDERS
DEC 31, 2014 | Courtesy of DRC | Notice
ADVOCACY STEPS FOR CONSUMERS AND ADVOCATES REGARDING THE HOME CARE RULE: Update on Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead
DEC 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC | Read more
Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)
WHAT'S IN A NOTICE? How Notices Of Action Protect Consumers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
NOV 2014 | Courtesy of NSCLC | Read more
NEW CHANGES TO MEDICAID.GOV WEBSITE AS NEXT MARKETPLACE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD LAUNCHES
NOV 17, 2014 | Courtesy of CMS | Read more
TRANSITION POLICIES FOR MEDICARE PART D: 2015 Update
JAN 7, 2015 | Courtesy of NSCLC | Read more
REPORT ON UNIVERSAL ASSESSMENT RELEASED FROM LAO
JAN 22, 2015 | Courtesy of LAO | View Report
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. Centers in membership with CAADS 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 timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy.
CAADS Board of Directors
CAADS Code of Ethics
CAADS Anti-trust Policy
CAADS 2014 Annual Report
The CAADS Members Only page features information specific to Adult Day Services:
- State Budget Proposals
- CBAS Waiver
- Medi-Cal Issues
- Medicare and Medi-Cal Dual Beneficiaries News
- Managed Care Health Plans
- Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and CalDuals Updates
- CA Dept of Managed Health Care Updates
- CA Dept of Public Health Licensing & Regulations for ADHC / CBAS Centers
- CA Dept of Social Services Licensing & Regulations for ADP Centers
- Legislative Alerts and Advocacy
- Funding Sources
- Technical Assistance
- Education / Training Materials / Webinar Recordings
- CAADS Membership Roster
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. Its 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.
NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)
CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.
Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:
Corinne Jan, RN, PHN
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director, CAADS
Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
CARING FOR A VETERAN?
For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST)
Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)
TO REPORT FRAUD AND ABUSE
Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:
The call is free and you can remain anonymous.
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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701 || Sacramento, CA 95814-3610
T: (916) 552-7400 || F: (866) 725-3123
NINA M. NOLCOX
Now Accepting Contributions
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the Nina M. Nolcox
to inspire students of nursing to become leaders in their communities.
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MAR 31, 2015
SCOTUS: Providers Cannot Sue Over Low Medicaid Reimbursements
health care providers | Medicaid agencies | low reimbursement rates | access to care | supremacy clause
MAR 31, 2015
BREAKING: Providers can't sue state Medicaid agencies over rates, Supreme Court rules
healthcare providers | state Medicaid agencies | low reimbursement rates | supremacy clause | access to care
MAR 27, 2015
Support your community: Sing! Dance!
Mad River Adult Day Health Care
Oakland Local / oaklandlocal.com
MAR 26, 2015
Seniors age in place in Oakland’s Chinatown
seniors | Hong Fook Community-Based Adult Services Center | Family Bridges | adult day health care centers
MAR 23, 2015
If Duals Project Is Curtailed, Future Is Cloudy for Program for Frail Seniors
Multipurpose Senior Services Program | Cal MediConnect | Coordinated Care Initiative | duals population | duly eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage | MSSP | CCI | MSSP Site Association | Department of Health Care Services
MAR 20, 2015
Two generations come together for fun, friendship
Julie Mondimore Wilke
Camarillo Health Care District's Adult Day Center program | Generation Us
MAR 16, 2015
Possible Explanation Offered for Delayed Medi-Cal Termination Data
Medi-Cal | renewal/disenrollment data
MAR 15, 2015
Peg Taylor Center is ready for fifth annual Poppy Walk
Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care | Medi-Cal | Veterans Administration
Napa Valley Register
MAR 14, 2015
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to Vintners for grant
Linda J. Gibson
Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services (NVHADS) | Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center | Honoring Choices Napa Valley (HCNV)
Contra Costa Times
MAR 11, 2015
Antioch agrees to sell adult rehabilitation center to nonprofit
adult day health care | The Bedford Center | Rehabilitation Services of Northern California | RSNC
MAR 9, 2015
One Million Medi-Cal Renewals Up Every Month, Termination Data 'Not Available'
Medi-Cal beneficiaries | eligibility
MAR 6, 2015
A chance to connect
Camarillo Health Care District's Building Hope Adult Day Center
FEB 23, 2015
New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems
seniors and aging Californians | long-term care problems | Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care
FEB 20, 2015
Audit: New Medi-Cal Computer System Could Face Long Delays
Napa Valley Register
FEB 17, 2015
Hospice offers Comfort Care symposium March 13
Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services | comfort-centered approach to dementia care
The Reporter / paloaltoonline.com
FEB 17, 2015
Penetrating the fog of dementia
Adult day program adds 'personal music' to arsenal against memory loss
Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House adult day care center | day program for adults | Alzheimer's | memory impairment
FEB 12, 2015
Adult Day Center moves to make room for NorthBay Healthcare Wellness Center
NorthBay Healthcare's Adult Day Center
NSCLC News Release
FEB 11, 2015
NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing
Social Security disability benefits | older adults | SSDI
Videos / YouTube
National Senior Citizens Law Center
OCT 23, 2014
"Forget About Living Paycheck to Paycheck.
Let's talk about Day to Day"
1 in 5 senior women lives in poverty. Dollie, Myrtle, Sandy, and Lidia share stories about what life is like for low-income older women.
San Ysidro Health Center, Inc.
Caring for Our Greatest Generations
In celebration of
SYHC's 45th Anniversary
Your Money, Your Life
APR 14 & 15, 2014
What are Adult Day Services
Elder Law Attorney Ramsey A. Bahrawy interviews Amanda Sillars of Total ADHC Solutions
I: What Are Adult Day Services
II: Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity
III: Resistance and Dementia
IV: Adult Day Services vs. Home Care: "It's about value"
MAR 20, 2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
Institute on Aging
Marin Adult Day Health Care
JAN 29, 2014
"A Day in the Life":
LifeLong Medical Care's Marin Adult Day Health Care Center
SBSS AGEnts for Change
2014 Video Series
In Home Supportive Services: This Is Important
Safe and Secure Housing: We Can Do Better
The Falling Monologues
MAR 7, 2012
Falling Monologues (37:18)
The Ladder (7:28)
The Bus (7:31)
The Sidewalk (6:28)
Scatter Rug (5:15)
Don't Ask (7:45)
THE CAADS STAFF
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Education & Events Manager
Membership & Communications Director