CAADS - California Association for Adult Day Services

 
HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA COVERAGE

MAR 31, 2015  |  California Healthline
SCOTUS: Providers Cannot Sue Over Low Medicaid Reimbursements

FEB 11, 2015  |  NSCLC News Release
NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing

JAN 31, 2015  |  Los Angeles Times
California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients


What's New . . .

CCI / CAL MEDICONNECT

Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update
MAY 11, 2015  |  Courtesy of Cal Duals
Cal Duals Update  |  Cal Duals Website (Enrollment Data, FAQs and more!)

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Recap of April 2015 CCI Stakeholder Call
MAY 20, 2015 | Courtesy of California Department of Health Care Services

Based on suggestions we received from stakeholders, the April 22nd call included updates on enrollment and a discussion on reasons beneficiaries who have previously opted out of Cal MediConnect should consider joining a Cal MediConnect plan. MORE

 

CBAS HCB SETTINGS RULES

Stakeholder Webinar Features Release of Draft CBAS HCB Settings Transition Plan
MAY 20, 2015  | California Department of Aging | May 19, 2015 Webinar Slides and Agenda

The May 19, 2015 CBAS HCB Settings Stakeholder Webinar included the release of the Draft CBAS HCB Settings Transition Plan and opening of the public comment period which will last until June 22, 2015. The California Department of Aging (CDA) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provided a review of the Draft Plan, discussed the public comment process, answered questions, and addressed public comments raised at that time.

 

SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT

CMS Issues Updated 2015 Spousal Impoverishment Standards
MAY 13, 2015 | Courtesy of Justice in Aging

When an individual on Medicaid needs a nursing home level of care, the spouse at home in the community needs enough income to continue living in the community. Medicaid rules protect a certain amount of the couple’s income for the living of expenses of the spouse at home through spousal impoverishment standards.

CMS recently issued 2015 updates to the spousal impoverishment standards, which are adjusted annually in accordance with changes in the Supplemental Security Income federal benefit and the Consumer Price Index.

The 2015 amounts are found here. Note that the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) and the Community Spouse Monthly Housing Allowance are effective July 1, 2015. Other amounts have an effective date of January 1, 2015.

Reminder:
Changes to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) were issued in late January. Their application to Medicare Savings Programs, including the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB), Qualified Individual (QI) and Qualified Disabled Working Individual (QDWI) are found here. Income qualifications in 2015 for the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy are here.



What's Trending . . .

Advocacy

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.)

 

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

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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: gburke@nsclc.org

 

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 as@carf.org, 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 as@carf.org with questions about what information is applicable to the study.

 

Health Homes

CAADS Submits Comments on DHCS' Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Concept Paper Version 2.0
MAY 1, 2015 | CAADS Letter | DHCS California Concept Paper Version 2.0 (Draft 4/10/2015)

 

HIPAA

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

 

Medicare

TRANSITION POLICIES FOR MEDICARE PART D: 2015 Update
JAN 7, 2015  |  Courtesy of NSCLC  |  Read more


CAADS

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 Bylaws

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

Membership Information

CAADS - A.L.E.

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.


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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
E: caads@caads.org


Quick Link to. . .

Alliance for Leadership & Education (ALE)

Associate Member Vendors, Consultants, Networks & Health Plans

Community Based Adult Services (CBAS)

Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI/Cal MediConnect)

Legal Updates

Human Kindness--it just flows around here
[Download Real Player]

Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.

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NINA M. NOLCOX
Scholarship Fund

Now Accepting Contributions

Photo of Nina Nolcox
Nina Martine Nolcox, RN, PHN
1965 - 2014
Forever In Our Hearts

The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the

Nina M. Nolcox
Scholarship Fund


to inspire students of nursing to become leaders in their communities.

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MEDIA CORNER

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Videos | Past Coverage

RECENT COVERAGE

California Healthline
MAY 21, 2015
State Responds to Concerns, Resets Timeline for Senior Program Transition
David Gorn
Key Words:
Multipurpose Senior Services Program | MSSP | Coordinated Care Initiative | MSSP Site Association | duals demonstration project | Cal MediConnect | dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal | MSSP waiver

California Healthline
MAY 21, 2015
Western Dental To Stop Accepting New Patients Under Denti-Cal
Key Words:
dental program for Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion | low-income patients | access to dental services

Total ADHC Solutions
MAY 13, 2015
BLOG
Medicare Reimbursement for Adult Day Services—Not Just a Pipe Dream
But it will take effort!
Amanda Graham Sillars, MSW, LCSW
Key Words:
NADSA | Adult Day Services | Adult Day Services: the most cost-effective option in long-term care today | Community Based Independence for Seniors Act: Senate Bill 704 | Medicare Adult Day Services Act: House Bill 1383 | Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015: House Bill 1469 & Senate Bill 739 | Adult Day Health and Adult Day Social Models | ADS

H&HN / Hospitals & Health
MAY 12, 2015
Why Patient-centered Care is No Longer Good Enough
Marty Stempniak
Key Words:
moving from physician-centered to person-centered, from transactional and episodic care to managed care by a team over time, from the idea of sick care to well-being

Marinij.com
MAY 6, 2015
Monologuist Josh Kornbluth’s new passion — honest conversations about death
Karen D'Souza
Key Words:
Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay [photo caption] | Daybreak Adult Care Centers | adult day programs | adult day center

California Healthline
APR 30, 2015
11M California Adults Live With One or More Chronic Conditions
Key Words:
chronic conditions | poverty level

California Healthline
APR 30, 2015
Medi-Cal Expansion Correlates With Spike in ED Visits, Data Show
Key Words:
Medi-Cal | California's Medicaid program

California Healthline
APR 27, 2015
Long-Term Care Reform Package Making Its Way Through Legislature
Think Tank
Key Words:
support network for aging services and long-term care | Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care | A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California


Videos

TEDGlobal
2011
Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch
[18:32 min]
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam.

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.
OCT 2014
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"

PBS NewsHour
MAR 20, 2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
Featuring
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

FULL LENGTH:
Falling Monologues (37:18)

SEGMENTS:
Introduction (2:53)
The Ladder (7:28)
The Bus (7:31)
The Sidewalk (6:28)
Scatter Rug (5:15)
Don't Ask (7:45)

 

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THE CAADS STAFF

 

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Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director

 

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Pamela Amundsen
Education & Events Manager

 

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Kathryn Atkinson
Membership & Communications Director

 

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Coni Segretto-Ricci
Office Assistant

 


Phyliss Regino
Office Assistant
(not pictured)


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