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FINDINGS FROM NATIONAL STUDY OF LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES
On December 12, 2013, the National Center for Health Statistics released a 93-page report based on findings from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. The study considered long-term care services provided by adult day services centers, home health agencies, hospices, nursing homes, and assisted living and similar residential care communities. The key goals of the periodic study are to:
- Estimate the supply of paid, regulated long-term care services providers
- Estimate key policy-relevant characteristics of these providers
- Estimate the number of long-term care services users
- Estimate key policy-relevant characteristics of these users
- Compare provider sectors
- Produce national and state estimates, where feasible
- Monitor trends over time
Link to: Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview
RE-RELEASE OF DRAFT LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENROLLMENT STRATEGY
Comments Due December 16
On December 9, 2013, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) re-released the draft Los Angeles County Enrollment Strategy for public comment. Comments on the original proposal were received in July 2013 and important changes in LA County and adherence to the intent of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) have lead DHCS to re-release the LA enrollment document prior to finalization.
Stakeholders can submit written comments on this proposal, which should be submitted via this comment form by Monday, December 16th to email@example.com.
DUAL ELIGIBLE DEMONSTRATIONS: WHAT CAN OTHER STATES LEARN FROM NY, VA AND SC?
December 17 | 2 PM to 3 PM EST
In the second half of the year, New York, Virginia and South Carolina received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for their state's dual eligible demonstration.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for these three states builds on MOUS from previous state demonstrations and includes features of interest to advocates in states currently working on their MOU and three-way contracts.
This webinar will dig deeper into specific features of the state programs, including the appeals process, care continuity, plan evaluations and ombudsman programs.
Advocates from these and other states can learn more about the MOUs and how demonstration programs are being designed.
- Krystal Knight, Medicare Rights Center
- Georgia Burke, National Senior Citizens Law Center
- Fay Gordon, National Senior Citizens Law Center
CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOOD PROGRAM
December 19 | 2:30 PM - 4 PM
REGISTRATION: CAADS Member -- No Charge | Non-members -- $99
DEADLINE: 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Please join your host, CAADS Executive Director Lydia Missaelides, and guest presenter Patty Atherton, Program Specialist for the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division, on December 19, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM for this webinar designed just for Adult Day Services providers.
If you missed Patty’s course at the CAADS Fall Conference, this is another opportunity to learn how you can enhance the meals you serve your Center participants and receive government reimbursement as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
This webinar covers it all – ADHC & ADP Centers not yet using the Food Program will learn the basic requirements and how to get started. Centers already benefiting from the Food Program, will find this an important refresher and not-to-be missed overview of serious compliance issues.
NEXT CBAS STAKEHOLDER WORKGROUP MEETING
January 9 | 2 PM to 5 PM
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) have announced the schedule for the CBAS Stakeholder Workgroup meetings:
January 9, 2014 | 2-5 PM - Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
February 4, 2014 | 2-5 PM - Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
March 6, 2014 | 2-5 PM - Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
April 10, 2014 | 3-5 PM - CBAS Stakeholder Process Summary Webinar
All meeting announcements, agendas, meeting materials, etc., will be shared through the CDA CBAS distribution list. You may register to receive notifications about the CBAS Stakeholder Process and Workgroup Meetings. Information regarding the CBAS Stakeholder Process can be found on the CDA website. Meeting summaries and action items will be posted to the CDA website:
12/3/13 CBAS Stakeholder Workgroup Webinar Agenda | Members | Slides | Recording
Public comment will be allowed at each meeting and is encouraged in writing or by phone at any time through April 2014. Contact information for CDA is below.
California Department of Aging
1300 National Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, California 95834
CDA CBAS Mail Box: CBAScda@aging.ca.gov
CDA CBAS Website: www.aging.ca.gov
CDA Phone Number: (916) 419-7545
COVERED CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES SELF-SERVICE WEBSITE FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH OPTIONS PROGRAM
Small Businesses Can Enroll for Coverage That Begins As Soon As January 1st
Covered California™ today officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This significant new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2014.
Small-business owners with one to 50 eligible employees may now enroll in Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) plans for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2014. Like the health insurance plans in Covered California’s individual market, Covered California’s SHOP plans were negotiated to bring a standardized set of benefits, a robust provider network, and a broad choice of health insurance plans with competitive pricing to employers and their employees. Read more.
US Department of Labor
FINAL RULE ON HOME CARE & DOMESTIC WORKERS
Effective January 1, 2015
On September 17, 2013, the US Department of Labor released a Final Rule that extends the minimum wage and overtime protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, to nearly 2 million home care workers including home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants, effective January 1, 2015. It also extends those minimum wage and overtime protections to all direct care workers employed by home care agencies and other third parties.
The US Department of Labor has created a new web portal with interactive web tools, fact sheets and other materials to help families, other employers and workers understand the new requirements. These, along with information about upcoming webinars on the rule, are available at www.dol.gov/whd/homecare. To register for the Western Region Webinar scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific, click here.
ALL ADHCs MUST COMPLY WITH HIPAA OMNIBUS RULE
Effective September 23, 2013
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. Order Form.
CBAS NON-PROFIT PROVIDER REQUIREMENT POSTPONED
On December 31, 2013, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it is postponing implementation of the CBAS non-profit requirement from July 1, 2012 to no sooner than January 1, 2014. Read the California Department of Aging (CDA) Notice to CBAS Providers.
CAADS ISSUE PAPER CRITICAL OF STATE'S NON-PROFIT REQUIREMENT FOR CBAS PROVIDERS
On March 13, 2012, 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 NON-PROFIT 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:
- State Budget Analysis
- CBAS / Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans Information
- Medi-Cal Updates
- Licensing Updates
- Laws & Regulations for ADHC/CBAS and ADP Facilities
- Advocacy & Legislative Alerts
- Funding Sources
- Technical Assistance
- Education / Training Materials
- Member Roster
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.
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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701
Sacramento, California 95814-3610
TEL: (916) 552-7400 || FAX: (866) 725-3123
Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.
DEC 12, 2013
More than 8 million use long-term care services in USA
Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY
National Study of Long-Term Care Providers | adult day services centers
DEC 4, 2013
State, Stakeholders Work To Renew Community-Based Adult Services
Community-Based Adult Services program | CBAS | CBAS workgroup | California Association of Adult Day Services | access to CBAS care
DEC 3, 2013
Treasury official joins Covington -- Adult care groups hire Medicaid help -- Bryce Harlow awards announced -- CEA celebrates the holidays
Byron Tau with Andrea Drusch
National Adult Day Services Association | NADSA | adult day care providers
New York Times
NOV 28, 2013
Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage
California's Medicaid program | Medi-Cal | managed-care plans | access to care
NOV 27, 2013
Fremont adult day care center will expand with $130,000 grant
Bay Area Community Services' Adult Day Care Program | adult daycare program
NOV 26, 2013
Mobile Initiative Helps Isolated Caregivers in L.A., Ventura Counties
Senior Concerns | Mobile Caregiver Support Center
California Health Report
NOV 25, 2013
A Unique Caregiver Program: "We Come to You."
Senior Concerns | Mobile Caregiver Support Center | adult day care | adult day center
San Diego 6 News
NOV 6, 2013
County holds town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act
San Ysidro Adult Day Health Center
OCT 30, 2013
Yolo Adult Day Health center aids adults in need
Blues Harvest fundraiser set this week
Yolo Adult Day Health Center | YADHC | Friends of Adult Day Health Care
OCT 23, 2013
State Agency's Penalty Check Payout for Late Hearings Climbs Above $2.7 Million
Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS | Adult Day Health Care
OCT 22, 2013
State Opens Adult Day Services Dialogue
Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS | Darling v. Douglas settlement | Adult Day Health Care | California Association of Adult Day Services
OCT 22, 2013
Veterans Corner: VA long-term care
home- and community-based outpatient long-term care programs | adult day health care
Imperial Valley Press
OCT 19, 2013
Alegria Adult Day Health Care Center celebrates 12 years
Alegria Adult Day Health Care Center
News Medical /
OCT 2, 2013
ARAMARK event to aid low-income San Diego families caring for disabled family members
Neighborhood House Association's Adult Day Health Care Center (ADHC)
HealthDay / HealthDay.com
SEPT 30, 2013
Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll
Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now
long-term care | adult "day care" center
SEPT 17, 2013
US budget deficit to rise to 3.5 percent of GDP by 2023
Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center (photo caption)
Physicians News Network
SEPT 16, 2013
Two LA Elderly Care Facilities to Benefit from SCAN Grant
Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE) | Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) program | A Day Away Adult Day Care Center | St. Barnabas Senior Center of LA
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The Falling Monologues
MAR 7, 2012
What would happen if California's Governor and Legislature made a mistake?
Oakland Rally to STOP Elimination of ADHC
OCT 27, 2011
San Francisco Rally to SAVE ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE
OCT 20, 2011
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