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MEDIA COVERAGE


2016 COVERAGE

HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA COVERAGE - 2016

Feds OK California's $6.2 Billion Waiver
1/4/2016 | California Healthline


Media Coverage - 2016

Daily Dose: Adult Day Health Centers Among New Models for Aging Care
APR 25, 2016
San Diego Business Journal
Joyce Thorne
KEY WORDS: adult day care programs | adult day health care centers (ADHCs) | Poway ADHC | Medi-Cal | Loving Care ADHC | In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Peg Taylor Center honored by city in its 30th year
APR 15, 2016
Chico Enterprise-Record / Chico ER
Ashiah Scharaga
KEY WORDS: Peg Taylor Center | adult day health care | Stiefvater Senior Endowment Fund | Innovative Health Care Services

State Junks $179 Million Medi-Cal IT System, Will Start From Scratch
APR 12, 2016
California Healthline
Russ Mitchell
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | Department of Health Care Services | Medicaid
[See 4/11/16 press release | See KQED's State of Health]

NuStep's Pinnacle Award winners create cultures of possibility
JAN/FEB 2016
Journal on Active Aging | IACC
KEY WORDS: older-adult wellness | Collabria Care (formerly Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services) | adult day health care | person-centered care (PCC) | Cygnet Innovations Group, LLC

California lawmakers send Jerry Brown historic $15 minimum wage
MAR 31, 2016
Sacramento Bee | Captiol Alert
Jeremy B. White
KEY WORDS: Service Employees International Union

Poverty rate jumps among California seniors
MAR 26, 2016
Sacramento Bee
Claudia Buck and Phillip Reese
KEY WORDS: In-Home Supportive Services program | cuts to the social safety net for seniors | AB 763 | Aged and Disabled Medi-Cal program | California Congress of Seniors

Alz issue breaks national news
Leading Alzheimer's group splinters over claims of misplaced priorities and lavish spending
MAR 2, 2016
STAT News
Judith Graham
KEY WORDS: The Alzheimer's Association

Brown Signs Health Plan Tax Package
MAR 2, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal

Brown Signs Health Plan Tax Package
MAR 2, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal

VADS, formerly PADS, gets new name and services
FEB 27, 2016
The Porterville Recorder
Kelli Ballard
KEY WORDS: Porterville Adult Day Services (PADS) | Valley Adult Day Services (VADS) | VADS | social model | medical model | Medi-Cal | Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) | direct services to elderly and disabled adults | Alzheimer's Resource Center

Cheri Taylor
FEB 17, 2016
Our Valley Voice
Jan M. Krafve
KEY WORDS: Porterville Adult Day Services (PADS) | protecting and caring for the rights of the elderly | Valley Adult Day Services | Health Care Facility-Medical-Adult Day Program | MediCal

Housing Project Takes on Seniors’ Health
FEB 5, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Neighbors Helping Neighbors | Hong Fong [Fook] Community-Based Adult Services center | Medi-Cal

Surprise! Here’s Another Bill For That ‘Paramedic Response’
FEB 2, 2016
California Healthline
Anna Gorman
KEY WORDS: more cities adopt 911 response fees | Center for Health Care Rights | Medicare beneficiaries | out-of-pocket expenses related to the 911 transportation | “senior harassment” | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | hardship exemption | inappropriate billing

Integrating Social Service and Healthcare Delivery in San Francisco
FEB 1, 2016
San Francisco Bay Times
Michael Costa
KEY WORDS: individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions | integrating Long Term Support and Service (LTSS) delivery with healthcare delivery | On Lok | adult day health and senior service organizations | Institute on Aging | San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services | Accountable Health Communities initiative

UCI doctor discusses challenges in Alzheimer's research
JAN 28, 2016
The Orange County Register
Megan Nicolai
KEY WORDS: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias | National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UCI | UCI Consent to Contact program

CMS explains how it arrives at its hospital star ratings
JAN 27, 2016
Fierce Healthcare
Julie Bird
KEY WORDS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | hospital quality | Hospital Compare consumer website

Why Los Angeles’ leading Alzheimer’s nonprofit chooses to stand on its own: Susan Disney Lord
JAN 22, 2016
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Susan Disney Lord
KEY WORDS: Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter | Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles | dementia care

Orange County Alzheimer's group breaks with national organization
JAN 22, 2016
Los Angeles Times
Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil
KEY WORDS: Alzheimer's disease | Alzheimer's Orange County | dementia

Options are limited for California caregivers shouldering burden of growing Alzheimer's crisis
JAN 17, 2016
San Jose Mercury News
Lindzi Wessel
KEY WORDS: Alzheimer's Association | "senior tsunami" | Medi-Cal | In-Home Supportive Services | California Department of Health Care Services

Senior advocates address affordable housing, health care
JAN 17, 2016
Napa Valley Register / napavalleyregister.com
Barry Eberling
KEY WORDS: Healthy Aging Population Initiative Coalition | Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services | Affordable housing for seniors | affordable dental care | improving transportation | HAPI | StopFalls Napa Valley | HAPI Rides

UC initiative to spur Alzheimer's disease research
JAN 14, 2016
UC Newsroom
KEY WORDS: University of California | Alzheimer’s disease | UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative | Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) at UC San Diego

Aging Plan Gets Downscaled, Approved
JAN 14, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Senate Health Committee | senior care | SB 547 | Health and Human Services agency | California Association of Area Agencies on Aging | Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care | aging and long-term care | Senate Committee on Appropriations

Drug Pricing Bill Can't Pass Committee
JAN 13, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Assembly Committee on Health | AB 463 | skyrocketing specialty drug costs | ballot measure called the Drug Price Relief Initiative | U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs | California Association of Health Plans | state budget

Many Faces of the MCO Tax
JAN 12, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: managed care organization tax | Medi-Cal managed care insurers | Medi-Cal programs | Coordinated Care Initiative | low reimbursement rates of Medi-Cal | California Association of Health Plans | MCO tax

California Lawmakers To Revive Rx Drug Cost Transparency Bill
JAN 12, 2016
California Healthline | Latest News
KEY WORDS: AB 463 | Assembly Committee on Health | Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development | OSHPD | high drug costs | California Association of Health Plans | Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Let the Budget Plan Pushback Begin
JAN 11, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: reconvene extraordinary session on health care | replacing the $1.1 billion managed care organization tax | funding for seniors and the disabled | Coordinated Care Initiative | restoration of a 7% cut in In-Home Supportive Services hours | IHSS

Brown's $170.7B Budget Includes Several Health Care Proposals
JAN 8, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: 2016-2017 budget plan | health care proposals | expiring tax on managed care organizations | MCO tax | Medi-Cal | California Department of Health Care Services | health plans | Affordable Care Act | Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | 10% cut | In-Home Supportive Services | elderly, blind and people with disabilities | poor and developmentally disabled

Dual-Eligible Coordinated Care Program Gets Vote of Confidence in Gov.'s Budget
JAN 8, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Coordinated Care Initiative | 2016-17 budget proposal | CCI duals demonstration project | dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare | Cal MediConnect | MCO tax (managed care organization tax) | health plan

MCO Tax a Looming Question in Governor's Upcoming Budget Proposal
JAN 6, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: MCO tax | managed care organization tax | health plans | Medi-Cal managed care | special legislative session on health

Nursing Programs Across California Reporting Long Wait Times for Admittance
JAN 6, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: nursing programs

California Lawmakers To Address $1B Medi-Cal Budget Hole in 2016
JAN 4, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal budget | Medicaid | expiring managed care organization tax

Expensive Drugs in 2016 Crosshairs
JAN 4, 2016
California Healthline | Insight
George Lauer
KEY WORDS: AB 339 | California Drug Price Relief Act | Medi-Cal | Medicaid program

Feds OK California's $6.2 Billion Waiver
JAN 4, 2016
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: CMS | Medi-Cal | 115 waiver | Medi-Cal 2020 | Community-Based Adult Services | Coordinated Care Initiative | CalMediConnect | dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare | Medi-Cal managed care | safety-net services | access to care


2015 COVERAGE

HIGHLIGHTED MEDIA COVERAGE - 2015

Brown Signs $167.7B Budget With Few Line-Item Vetoes
6/25/2015 | California Healthline

SCOTUS: Providers Cannot Sue Over Low Medicaid Reimbursements
3/31/2015 | California Healthline

NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing
2/11/2015 | NSCLC News Release

California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients
1/31/2015 | Los Angeles Times

Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope
1/7/2015 | California Health Report


Media Coverage - 2015

Calif. Law Requires Hospitals To Increase Involvement of Caregivers
DEC 30, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: SB 675 | caregivers | quality of care | readmissions | discharge plans

Medi-Cal To Revamp Substance Use Treatment Under Federal Waiver
DEC 22, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | Medicaid program | CMS | Case management | designed to better coordinate physical, mental health and substance misuse services

Nurses Rally for New Health Care Workplace Safety Regulations
DEC 21, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: new health care workplace safety regulations by the state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board | implement a state bill (SB 1299) | Cal-OSHA board

State Urged To Protect Consumers in Proposed Centene-Health Net Merger
DEC 21, 2015
California Healthline
George Lauer
KEY WORDS: Department of Managed Health Care | Centene | Health Net | Medi-Cal enrollees | Covered California | Blue Shield of California | DMHC | California Health & Wellness | low-income and culturally diverse individuals | seniors and people with disabilities

New Programs Raise Bar for Behavioral Health in L.A. County, Statewide
DEC 17, 2015
California Healthline
Stephanie Stephens
KEY WORDS: Excellence in Mental Health Act | community behavioral health services | Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302) | care coordination | Medi-Cal | behavioral health homes | integrated care services

Complaint Alleges Discrimination Against Latinos in Medi-Cal
DEC 16, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | Medicaid | California HHS | California Department of Health Care Services | Latino Medi-Cal beneficiaries | health care access | managed care organizations

Calif. Republicans Want To Boost Developmental Disability Funding
DEC 15, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: developmental disabilities | bill (SBX2-4) | 10% rate increase | social services spending | Lanterman Act | Medi-Cal | Medicaid | Increased access to care

Dental Providers Face Barriers To Treating Elderly, Calif. Experts Say
DEC 15, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: elderly patients | treating older individuals | long-term care facilities | Cost | Coverage barriers | Fear | Impaired cognitive skills | Lack of mobility | nursing home care

New Research Effort To Solve Opt-Out Problem in State's Duals Demonstration
DEC 14, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: dully eligible dually eligible for benefits under both Medicare and Medi-Cal | Cal MediConnect | Coordinated Care Initiative | Opt Outs and Disenrollees | Passive enrollment | home and community-based services | managed care plan

Be a Santa to a senior
DEC 11, 2015
The Camarillo Acorn | Neighbors
KEY WORDS: seniors | Among Friends Adult Day Health | Camarillo Health Care District | Ventura County Adult Day Health

Dual Opt-Out Numbers Are Slightly Better This Month
DEC 11, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Cal MediConnect program | dual eligible opt-outs | Coordinated Care Initiative | dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits

Audit: Three Medi-Cal Managed Care Groups Have Security Risks
DEC 10, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal managed care organizations | HHS Office of Inspector General | Medicaid | Medicaid managed-care claims | California Department of Health Care Services | OIG | DHCS

Reports Ranks Calif. 23rd on Several Health Care Measures
DEC 9, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: health care measures | California Findings

Poverty Hitting One in Six Californians
DEC 9, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Californians living in poverty | differences between counties

Comfort and relief for a senior and his fiancée
DEC 8, 2015
Catholic San Francisco
KEY WORDS: Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Mateo County | daily activities | extended day care | caregiver support group and classes

Calif. Among 28 States Needing To Upgrade Medicaid Systems
DEC 7, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: CMS | Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems | claims processing

Democratic Lawmakers Discuss Expiring MCO Tax at Hearing
DEC 2, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: managed care organization tax | MCOs | Medi-Cal | Medicaid | special session on health care | California Department of Health Care Services | California Association of Health Plans

Researchers, Health Officials Trying to Solve Dual Eligibles' Opt-Out Puzzle
DEC 1, 2015
California Healthline
Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Cal MediConnect | duals demonstration project | Coordinated Care Initiative | Cal MediConnect Beneficiary Toolkit | dually eligible for benefits under both Medi-Cal and Medicare | Consumer Healthcare Options Investigating Cal MediConnect Enrollment -- CHOICE | Medi-Cal managed care plans

'Right-To-Die' Law Highlights Need for Palliative Care in California
DEC 1, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Palliative care | ABX2-15 | health care financing | Access to Palliative Care | Medi-Cal managed care plans

How Should Drug Take-Back Work?
NOV 30, 2015
California Healthline
Think Tank
KEY WORDS: prescribed drugs | no state or federal system in place | drug-take back program | SB 1014 | California Board of Pharmacy

Calif. Developmental Disabilities Programs Face Financial Strains
NOV 30, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: developmental disabilities | Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act | regional centers | Arc of Alameda County | Contra Costa ARC | Association of Regional Center Agencies | provider reimbursement rates | ABX2-18 | community-based services

Alzheimer's chapter has much at stake in split
San Diego team cites concerns over maintaining local programs, national spending patterns
NOV 29, 2015
San Diego Union-Tribune
Paul Sisson
KEY WORDS: Alzheimer’s Association chapters | special caregiver-support program | Alzheimer’s Project | create a core set of national guidelines for all chapters to follow | San Diego and Imperial counties

Marin Voice: Alzheimer’s centers are critical for patients and families
NOV 29, 2015
marinij.com
Sound Off
Marty Lynch and Shelley Dombroski
KEY WORDS: National Family Caregivers | Adult Day Health Center | LifeLong Medical Care | community-based day health programs | Medi-Cal | Medicare | adult day health care | long-term services and supports | Alzheimer’s Association

A holiday wish for Alzheimer’s support
NOV 29, 2015
Daily Republic
Letters to editor
Kendall Wright, Fairfield
KEY WORDS: California | Alzheimer’s | Medicaid costs for California seniors living with Alzheimer’s | increase funding for Alzheimer’s research

ACA Primary Care Provider Program Ends; Medicare Payments To Fall
NOV 25, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medicare payments | Affordable Care Act | Primary care Incentive Payment Program | Health Care Reform

Spike in Medi-Cal Enrollment Adds Pressure to ’Doctor Deserts’
NOV 24, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act | health care access

Brown Administration Continues Efforts To Replace MCO Tax
NOV 20, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: managed care organization | Medi-Cal | Medicaid | MCOs | Medi-Cal budget | health care | tiered system of taxation | health plans

LAO Report Predicts $11.5B Surplus for FY 2016-2017
NOV 19, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: health-related services | surplus | State HHS Spending | health and human services programs | Medi-Cal | managed care organization tax | Medicaid | In-Home Supportive Services | DSS Spending

Half of State’s Undocumented Likely To Qualify for Medi-Cal Coverage
NOV 10, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal health coverage | federal poverty level | health care assistance | extend Medi-Cal to undocumented adults who qualify | how to budget for it

Calif. To Pay Overtime Wages to Home Care Workers Starting in Feb.
NOV 9, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Department of Social Services | overtime pay to home care workers | in-home care services | DSS | In-Home Supportive Services workers | IHSS | Service Employees International Union-California | SEIU Local 2015

Long-Range Outlook for Long-Term Care
NOV 9, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: long-term care policy issues | Long-Term Services and Supports | Select Committee on Aging | home health pilot | new 1115 waiver | greater coordination and better integration of care | person-centered vision of care

$6 Billion Waiver Gets Federal Approval
NOV 2, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: CMS | California’s Medicaid program | Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act | whole-person pilot project | “Medi-Cal 2020” | Department of Health Care Services | safety-net system | low-income Medi-Cal and uninsured patients in California

Local Drug Take-Back Programs Could Be Pre-Empted by State Regulations
NOV 2, 2015
California Healthline | Insight
George Lauer
KEY WORDS: disposal of prescription drugs | California Board of Pharmacy | statewide drug take-back | health care problem | FDA

Poll Asks Duals for Opt-Out Reasoning
OCT 28, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Californians dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare | care coordination | Cal MediConnect | duals demonstration project

Decision on Social Security Could Affect Health Care Costs for State's Seniors
OCT 22, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: Seniors | Medicare | Social Security Administration | dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal | Medicare Part B | health care | protect seniors from premium hikes

Developmental Disability Program Funding Efforts Could Be Stalled
OCT 22, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: developmental disability programs | Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act | regional centers

Calif., Other States Nab $22.9M for Community Mental Health Clinics
OCT 22, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: community mental health clinics | Excellence in Mental Health Act | federally qualified community behavioral health centers | Medicaid

State Scales Back Medicaid Waiver Request From $17 Billion to $7 Billion
OCT 21, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: 1115 Medicaid waiver | Department of Health Care Services | CMS | Medi-Cal program | managed care plans

Report: Record Medicaid Growth, Reforms
OCT 16, 2015
California Healthline Capitol Desk
Rebecca Veseley
KEY WORDS: Medicaid | Affordable Care Act | Medi-Cal | delivery system reforms | managed care contracts | managed care plans | all-payer claims database

California Adopts Statewide Data Breach Notification Requirements
OCT 15, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: personal health records | medical information | health care identity protection services | Data encryption standards (AB 964) | definition of personal information (SB 34) | language for data breach notifications (SB 570)

California Medical Association Finds Success in Lobbying Efforts
OCT 14, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: increasing Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | Medicaid program | patients' rights

Xerox Will Not Finish Implementing Medi-Cal Management System
OCT 14, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal's new payment management system | California Medicaid Management Information System | Medi-Cal fee-for-service program

Gov. Brown Signs More Health Care-Related Bills Into Law
OCT 14, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: health-care | AB 601 | residential care facilities | California Department of Social Services | State Department of Public Health | revoke or deny licenses

Brown Vetoes Medi-Cal Bills, Citing Expected $1.1B Budget Deficit
OCT 13, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: managed care organization tax | Medi-Cal | MCO

DMHC Approves Blue Shield's Acquisition of Care1st Health Plan
OCT 9, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Blue Shield of California | Care 1st Health Plan | Medicaid | Medi-Cal | California Department of Managed Health Care | DMHC | access to care

DHCS Launches Updated Phone System for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries
OCT 6, 2015
California Healthline | Latest News
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries

California Becomes Fifth State To Legalize Physician-Assisted Death
OCT 6, 2015
California Healthline | Latest News
KEY WORDS: ABX2-15 | special session on health | individuals with disabilities | limited access to care | end-of-life decisions

The Silver Tsunami
OCT 3, 2015 /
Updated OCT 4, 2015
The Orange County Register
Terence Loose
KEY WORDS: Senior Citizens | OC Council on Aging Ombudsman Program | Acacia Adult Day Services | daycare center for seniors | Proactive Action Care Team (PACT) | Pacific Life

Stakeholders Note Few Changes in Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule
SEPT 28, 2015
California Healthline | News Archive
KEY WORDS: CMS | 2016 reimbursement rates for Medicaid managed care plans | long-term care

National Drug Take-Back Day Saturday
SEPT 25, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: seniors | public safety

Orange County Rolls Out CA Senior, Disability Care Pilot
SEPT 24, 2015
New America Media
News Feature
Paul Kleyman
KEY WORDS: OneCare Connect | Cal MediConnect | low-income seniors and people with disabilities | receive both Medicare and MediCal | CalOptima health plan | adult day health center

Alzheimer's patients reconnect to tunes of their youths
SEPT 24, 2015
Napa Valley Register
Rosemarie Kempton
KEY WORDS: Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services | Alzheimer's or dementia | Music and Memory | NVHADS | Intergenerational program

Bill will boost early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
Many patients and family members aren’t told promptly by doctors of the disease
SEPT 22, 2015
Sacramento Bee
Soapbox
Susan Disney Lord
KEY WORDS: Senate Bill 613 | physician guidelines for Alzheimer's disease management | chronic disease management | Alzheimer's Association

Good News: Volunteer program helps comfort Alzheimer's patients
SEPT 19, 2015
Daily Republic
Susan Hiland
KEY WORDS: NorthBay Adult Day Center | Alice's Embrace program | Alzheimer's disease | NorthBay Healthcare

Advocates Say Balance Billing of Medi-Cal Patients on the Rise
SEPT 18, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | balance billing | Medicare | dually eligible

Orange County Seniors Opting Out of State's Duals Demonstration Project
SEPT 17, 2015
California Healthline | Insight
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: duals | Cal Medi-Connect | dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare | opt-out rate | health plans | managed care | CalOptima | Coordinated Care Initiative | CCI

Bill Passed To Undo 'Step Therapy' Rule
SEPT 17, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: AB 374 | health plan

Bill for CMS Waiver Extension Quietly Heads to Governor for Signature
SEPT 16, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: CMS waiver | SB 36 | duals demonstration project | dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal | "Bridge to Reform" 1115 federal waiver

Growth of L.A. Aging Population To Pose Health Care Challenges
SEPT 15, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: aging population | barriers to care | accessing care | shortage of providers | patient-centered medical homes
[HealthyAging Report]

Poll: Californians Divided Over Undocumented Health Care
SEPT 15, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: low- or no-cost health insurance | Medi-Cal
[Poll: Key Findings]

California Advocates Welcome Federal Plan To Deal With Disparities in Medicare
SEPT 15, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: CMS | health disparities | Medicare

Dept. of Labor To Delay Enforcement of Home Care Worker Pay Rule
SEPT 14, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: home care workers | elderly and disabled consumers | pursuing providers for noncompliance

Calif. Legislature Acts on Three Health Care Bills Ahead of Deadline
SEPT 11, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: multi-lingual prescription drug labels | limit deductibles | out-of-network bills

CMS Tackles Disparities for Low-Income, Minority Medicare Enrollees
SEPT 9, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medicare | Medicaid | disparities in minority heatlh | vulnerable populations | health care facilities

California Association of Health Plans Opposes Two Tax Bills
SEPT 8, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | California Association of Health Plans

California, Other States Will Not Fully Transition to ICD-10 in October
SEPT 8, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | ICD-10 code | Medicaid fee-for-service programs

Why the State's Seizure of a Local Health Plan May Have Rescued It
SEPT 3, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: local health plan | Alameda Alliance for Health | Family Bridges | access to quality care | Medi-Cal expansion

State Begins To Collect Back Payments From Pharmacies Over Medi-Cal Cuts
SEPT 3, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: "clawback" money from pharmacies | 10% rate reduction | Medi-Cal provider rates | "recoupment" | skilled nursing facilities

Protesters call for funding for developmental disability programs
SEPT 1, 2015
Los Angeles Daily News
Susan Abram
KEY WORDS: developmental disabled | 10 percent increase | adult day programs | Regional Centers | Laternman Developmental Disabilities Services Act | Medi-Cal

Special Session Bills Keep On Coming
SEPT 1, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS: California Legislature's special session on health | managed care organization tax | 7% hike in In-Home Supportive Services hours | provider rate increases

Calif. Lawmakers Work To Save $1B in Federal Medi-Cal Funds
AUG 31, 2015
California Healthline
KEY WORDS: Medi-Cal | Legislature's special session on health care financing | tax all health plans equally or implement a tiered tax system

Seniors thrive in adult day programs
AUG 28, 2015
Camarillo Acorn | "The OTHER Side of 50"
Andrea Gallagher, CSA, President of Senior Concerns
Key Words: Adult day care centers | Social model day care centers | Medical model day care centers | adult day healthcare | Medicare | ONE Generation | Oxnard Family Circle | Senior Concerns | Camarillo Health Care District

Report: Demographic Disparities in California Greatly Affect Health
AUG 28, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: disparities | physical and mental health | health outcomes | poverty
[View Report]

Rural Northern Counties Set To Launch Pilot Palliative Health Care Initiative
AUG 26, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: Partnership HealthPlan of California | Medi-Cal managed care | Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services

Federal Court Sides With Home Workers
AUG 24, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: home health workers | overtime pay and minimum wage rates | In-Home Supportive Services workers

Republicans Balk at Revised MCO Tax
AUG 21, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: tax on managed care organizations | Senate Public Health and Developmental Services Committee | MCO | Medi-Cal provider rates and funds for the developmental disabled | health care proposals | protecting the most vulnerable citizens

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mid-Level Practitioners To OK Resuscitative Edicts
AUG 19, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: nurse practitioners and physician assistants | resuscitative measures | AB 637 (Campos) | Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment | POLST | end-of-life treatment options
(Law goes into effect 1/1/16)

Feds OK State's Drug Medi-Cal Waiver
AUG 18, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: CMS | Drug Medi-Cal waiver | Mental Health | integrated safety-net delivery system | Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System

Effort Ramps Up To Establish MCO Flat Tax as Legislature Reconvenes
AUG 17, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: managed care organization tax | ABX2-4 | In-Home Supportive Services | restoration of the 10% Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rate cut from 2011 | health care

CMS extends two-midnight rule enforcement delay
AUG 13, 2015
Fierce Healthcare
Zack Budryk
Key Words: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | two-midnight rule | short stay rule | reimbursement cuts
CMS Announcement
AHA Statement

Advocates, CMS Warn Providers About Continuing Medicare 'Balance Billing'
AUG 13, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: CMS | "balance billing" | qualified Medicare beneficiaries (QMBs) | copayments | Seniors and people with disabilities | reduced access | cost-sharing
CMS Report: Access to Care Among Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries

Duals Allowed To Designate an Assistant
AUG 10, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: enrollment assistant | Medi-Cal managed care plans | Medi-Cal beneficiaries | Health Care Options

Medicaid Recipients Continue to Use ED for Dental Work, Even With Coverage
AUG 6, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: Medicaid | adult dental care | Medi-Cal patients | Provider rates in California

California Home Health Agencies Get Medicare’s Star Treatment
AUG 3, 2015
Physicians News Network
Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News
Key Words: Medicare | quality measure | home health agencies | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The silver tsunami
JUL 29, 2015
Orange County Register
Key Words: South County Senior Summit | Age Well Senior Services | adult day care | CalOptima

Calif. Gives Homeless No-Cost IDs To Increase Social Services Access
JUL 23, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: AB 1733 | homeless individuals | social services | mental health care

Study: Calif. Caregivers Provided $57B in Unpaid Care in 2013
JUL 23, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: Family caregivers | AARP | California Caregiver Act

Medi-Cal Enrollment Growth Could Strain California's Budget
JUL 20, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act's expansion | California Enrollment | Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | health plan tax

Assemblymember Levine Proposes Funding Fixes for Vital Health Care Services
JUL 16, 2015
Press Release
Assemblymember Marc Levine, District 10
Key Words: AB 4 (Levine) 2nd Ext. | Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act | Managed Care Organization (MCO) | Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) | California Association for Adult Day Services

Study: Medi-Cal Beneficiaries See Gaps in Access to Health Care
JUL 9, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: Medi-Cal beneficiaries | access to care | Medi-Cal managed care plans | unmet medical needs

State's Rate Review Shows Fewer Dental Providers Take Medi-Cal Patients
JUL 7, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: rate structure for Medi-Cal dental coverage | access to care | how rates affect access

Special Session on Health Spending Opens
JUL 6, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: health care funding | Medi-Cal provider rate increases | managed care organization tax | MCO tax | In-Home Supportive Services hours

Brown Signs $167.7B Budget With Few Line-Item Vetoes
JUN 25, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: Medi-Cal | health care implications | In-Home Supportive Services providers | Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates | ways to increase Medi-Cal reimbursements

Elder care a challenge for whole county
JUN 23, 2015
Times-Standard | Opinion | Columnist
Joyce Hayes
Key Words: Humboldt Senior Resource Center | older adults and frail elderly | Medi-Cal | Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) | Redwood Coast PACE | Adult Day Health Center

Governor Calls for Special Legislative Session To Address Health Spending
JUN 22, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: Financing the Medi-Cal program | managed care organization tax | 10% Medi-Cal provider rate reduction

PADS celebrates 25 years
Birthday party set for tonight
JUN 18, 2015
Porterville Recorder
Kelli Ballard
Key Words: Porterville Adult Day Services (PADS) | adult daycare service

Scathing Auditor's Report on Medi-Cal
JUN 17, 2015
California Healthline | Capitol Desk
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal managed care plans | access to care | poverty | Medi-Cal's low payment rates to providers

Brown, Calif. Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal After Compromises
JUN 17, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
Key Words: Rejects Medi-Cal Rate Increase | In-Home Supportive Services | managed care tax | Medi-Cal reimbursements

Budget Passage Not the Final Word
JUN 16, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
Key Words: access to care | limited restoration of the 10% Medi-Cal provider rate cut

Medi-Cal Managed Care Audit Coming
JUN 15, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal | Department of Managed Health Care | Department of Health Care Services | accuracy of directories | adequacy of provider networks | regulatory oversight structure

Health Changes Likely in Today's Budget
JUN 12, 2015
California Healthline
David Gorn
Key Words: 10% Medi-Cal provider payment reduction | adult dental services | community-based services for Californians with developmental disabilities | In-Home Supportive Services

California Legislature Nears Deal Ahead of Budget Plan Deadline
JUN 10, 2015
California Healthline
Key Words: Medi-Cal | In-Home Supportive Services | Medi-Cal providers would see a 5% payment increase by April 1, 2016

Santa Clarita’s Only Adult Day Health Center Set To Close
JUN 8, 2015
KHTS AM1220
Kimberly Beers
Key Words: closing of Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Center | day care center

For Lodi’s seniors, marking 25 years of snacks, songs — and compassion
JUN 5, 2015
Lodi News-Sentinel
Rich Hanner
Key Words: Terri Whitmire | Adult Day Care Program | Lodi Health | day care center

Surprising Results From Pilot Program Aimed at Medi-Cal 'Super-Utilizers'
JUN 4, 2015
California Healthline | Insights
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal beneficiaries | "super-utilizers" | Care Transitions project | Aligning Forces

SCV adult day care center to close
About 50 families scrambling to find new placement for loved ones
JUN 3, 2015
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Luke Money
Key Words: Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care Center | halt services for participants Friday, June 12 | Discharge planning will commence immediately

California Delays Paychecks to Thousands of In-Home Healthcare Providers
JUN 3, 2015
ABC7 Eyewitness News
Leanne Suter
Key Words: caregivers desperate to get paid | In-Home Supportive Services Provider | IHSS Care Providers | California Department of Social Services | Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
More details: CDCAN Disability Rights Report June 1, 2015 (updated 6/3/2015)

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California Healthline
JUN 2, 2015
Capitol Desk
Protest Rises Over Medi-Cal Rates
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal | low rates equal poor access | Affordable Care Act

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Lodi News-Sentinel
JUN 2, 2015
It's official: Lodi Health joins Adventist Health network
Jennifer Bonnett
Key Words: Lodi Health | health care services | adult day care center

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Central Valley Business Times
JUN 2, 2015
Lodi Health-Adventist Health affiliation completed
Took nearly two years to complete
“We look forward to using new tools and resources”
Key Words: Lodi Health | health care services | adult day care center

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Times-Standard
JUN 1, 2015
Opinion
Letter: Festival group lends hand to Senior Grants
April Joyce, RN
Key Words: Senior Grants program | Adult Day Health Care of Mad River | seniors in the community

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California Healthline
JUN 1, 2015
Hospital Group, Union Launch Medi-Cal Reimbursement Ad Campaign
Key Words: Medi-Cal | Medicaid | 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement cut | "We Care for California"

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NPR
MAY 23, 2015
Weekend Edition Saturday
At Day Center For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything'
Scott Simon
Listen to Story [6:33 min]
Key Words: Iona Senior Services | adult day services | Iona Wellness and Art Center | Medicaid | Veterans Administration | day service center

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Santa Cruz Sentinel
MAY 21, 2015
Elderday wins boost in Medi-Cal Reimbursement
Jondi Gumz
Key Words: 10 percent increase in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | Elderday | low-income elderly | Central California Alliance for Health | community-based adult services | adult day health care | Community Bridges

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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Catholic San Francisco
APR 22, 2015
Catholic Charities Sunday: Loving our neighbors in San Mateo
Key Words: Alzheimer's disease | adult day program | Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Mateo County

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U-T San Diego
APR 22, 2015
National City adult day care gets OK
Business successfully appeals decision that had rejected downtown site
Christine Huard
Key Words: adult day care center | Highlander ADHC | day care services | Open Arms

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Modern Healthcare
APR 21, 2015
Future of dual-eligible demonstrations questioned due to low enrollment
Virgil Dickson
Key Words: Medicaid | Medicare | opt-out problem | Affordable Care Act | managed care plans | long-term care | L.A. Care Health Plan | Molina Healthcare, Inc. | Health Net

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California Healthline
APR 15, 2015
Lawmakers Effusive Over Medi-Cal Rate
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal rates | Assembly Committee on Health | AB 366 | access to care | 10% provider rate cut

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New York Times
APR 14, 2015
The New Old Age
The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care
Paula Span
Key Words: Coordinated Health Care | new approach to health care | Medicaid | fragmented American health care system | Affordable Care Act | Family Caregiver's Guide to Care Coordination

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California Healthline
APR 10, 2015
Survey: Cost of Long-Term Elder Care Rising Across Calif., U.S.
Key Words: long-term care for the elderly | nursing homes | assisted-living facilities | adult daycare | home health aides

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California Healthline
APR 3, 2015
54% of Calif. Doctors Accepted New Medicaid Patients in 2013
Key Words: Medicaid patients | primary care reimbursement rates

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California Healthline
APR 2, 2015
INSIGHT
If Calif. Ends Coordinated Care Initiative, What Happens to Frail Senior Duals?
David Gorn
Key Words: Multipurpose Senior Services Program | MSSP | duals demonstration project | Cal MediConnect | Coordinated Care Initiative | Medi-Cal | managed care | adult day health care | Medi-Cal managed care plans

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California Healthline
APR 2, 2015
Efforts To Increase Medi-Cal Rates Continue, Despite SCOTUS Ruling
Key Words: Medi-Cal reimbursement rates | access to care | Medi-Cal managed-care plans | AB 366 | SB 243

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Justice in Aging
MAR 31, 2015
BLOG
Armstrong V. Exceptional Child Center Bad for Poor Seniors
Vanessa Barrington
Key Words: poor seniors | access to justice | Medicaid-participating providers | social safety net

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California Healthline
MAR 31, 2015
SCOTUS: Providers Cannot Sue Over Low Medicaid Reimbursements
Key Words: health care providers | Medicaid agencies | low reimbursement rates | access to care | supremacy clause

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Modern Healthcare
MAR 31, 2015
BREAKING: Providers can't sue state Medicaid agencies over rates, Supreme Court rules
Lisa Schencker
Key Words: healthcare providers | state Medicaid agencies | low reimbursement rates | supremacy clause | access to care

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Eureka Times-Standard
MAR 27, 2015
Support your community: Sing! Dance!
Editorial
Key Words: Mad River Adult Day Health Care

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Oakland Local / oaklandlocal.com
MAR 26, 2015
Seniors age in place in Oakland’s Chinatown
Laura McCamy
Key Words: seniors | Hong Fook Community-Based Adult Services Center | Family Bridges | adult day health care centers

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California Healthline
MAR 23, 2015
If Duals Project Is Curtailed, Future Is Cloudy for Program for Frail Seniors
David Gorn
Key Words: 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

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Camarillo Acorn
MAR 20, 2015
Two generations come together for fun, friendship
Julie Mondimore Wilke
Key Words: Camarillo Health Care District's Adult Day Center program | Generation Us

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California Healthline
MAR 16, 2015
Possible Explanation Offered for Delayed Medi-Cal Termination Data
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal | renewal/disenrollment data

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Chico Enterprise-Record
MAR 15, 2015
Peg Taylor Center is ready for fifth annual Poppy Walk
Mary Nugent
Key Words: Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care | Medi-Cal | Veterans Administration

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Napa Valley Register
MAR 14, 2015
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to Vintners for grant
Linda J. Gibson
Key Words: Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services (NVHADS) | Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center | Honoring Choices Napa Valley (HCNV)

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Contra Costa Times
MAR 11, 2015
Antioch agrees to sell adult rehabilitation center to nonprofit
Rowena Coetsee
Key Words: adult day health care | The Bedford Center | Rehabilitation Services of Northern California | RSNC

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California Healthline
MAR 9, 2015
One Million Medi-Cal Renewals Up Every Month, Termination Data 'Not Available'
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal beneficiaries | eligibility

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Camarillo Acorn
MAR 6, 2015
A chance to connect
Key Words: Camarillo Health Care District's Building Hope Adult Day Center

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California Healthline
FEB 23, 2015
New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems
Key Words: seniors and aging Californians | long-term care problems | Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

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California Healthline
FEB 20, 2015
Audit: New Medi-Cal Computer System Could Face Long Delays
Key Words: Medi-Cal fee-for-service

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Napa Valley Register
FEB 17, 2015
Hospice offers Comfort Care symposium March 13
Key Words: Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services | comfort-centered approach to dementia care

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The Reporter / paloaltoonline.com
FEB 17, 2015
Penetrating the fog of dementia
Adult day program adds 'personal music' to arsenal against memory loss
Chris Kenrick
Key Words: Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House adult day care center | day program for adults | Alzheimer's | memory impairment

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The Reporter
FEB 12, 2015
Adult Day Center moves to make room for NorthBay Healthcare Wellness Center
Melissa Murphy
Key Words: NorthBay Healthcare's Adult Day Center

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NSCLC News Release
FEB 11, 2015
NSCLC Testifies on Importance of Social Security Disability Program at Senate Hearing
Key Words: Social Security disability benefits | older adults | SSDI

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Los Angeles Times
JAN 31, 2015
California stumbles at shifting care for costly patients
Chad Terhune
Key Words: dual-eligible patients | widespread confusion, enrollment glitches and a revolving door of health officials | MediConnect

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Medscape
JAN 30, 2015
Influenza Sending Record Number of Seniors to the Hospital
Robert Lowes
Key Words: Influenza almost always hits the elderly harder than most | A(H3N2) strain

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Office of the Governor
JAN 26, 2015
For Immediate Release
Governor Brown Announces Appointments
Key Words: Jennifer Kent | director of the California Department of Health Care Services

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Santa Cruz Sentinel
JAN 24, 2015
Family of Santa Cruz County service agencies struck by misfortune
Jessica A. York
Key Words: Community Bridges family of services | Elderday Adult Day Health Care

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Modern Healthcare
JAN 16, 2015
BREAKING: CMS chief Tavenner to step down
Paul Demko
Key Words: CMS | top Medicare and Medicaid official | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Farm Futures
JAN 12, 2015
USDA proposes changes to child, adult care food program
Meals to include greater variety of vegetables and fruits and whole grains under proposed changes
Key Words: Child and Adult Care Food Program | CACFP | older adults and adults in nonresidential daycare settings | input on the proposal | Federal Register

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Record Searchlight
JAN 8, 2015
Democrats press Gov. Jerry Brown to increase help for poor
Judy Lin, Associated Press
Key Words: health care | social programs to assist the poor | health and human services | low-income health care plan, Medi-Cal | low-income seniors and people with disabilities

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California Health Report
JAN 7, 2015
Adding Insult to Injury: The Tale of the Blue Envelope
Matt Perry
Key Words: Cal MediConnect | dual eligible | Medi-Cal and Medicare | National Senior Citizens Law Center | Center for Health Care Rights | managed care | patient-centered healthcare | Californians for Disability Rights


2014 COVERAGE

Highlighted Coverage - 2014

12/31/2014  |  California Healthline
New Legislative Strategies May Emerge To Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates

12/08/2014, Media Release
Blue Shield of California To Enter Medi-Cal/Medicaid with Acquisition of Care1st
Key Words: Blue Shield of California | Care1st Health Plan | Medi-Cal | dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare

12/01/2014, California Healthline
New Legislative Strategies May Emerge To Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates
Key Words: Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates | 10% payment cut | access problems

11/10/2014, California Healthline
Fragile, Rural Population About To Be Moved Into Medi-Cal Managed Care

10/01/2014, California Healthline
Governor Rejects Adult Day Health Bill; Future of Senior Program Now Up in Air

07/07/2014, California Healthline
Lawsuit Slams the State's Duals Project

06/19/2014, California Healthline
Health Care Battles Focus on What's Left Out of Budget, Not What's in It

03/31/2014, California Healthline
Adult Day Centers Still Struggling

03/05/2014, California Healthline
Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say

2/18/2014, California Healthline
State Officials, Advocates at Odds Over Size, Scope, Details of Duals Project

Media Coverage - 2014

Modern Healthcare
DEC 30, 2014
Bella departure marks second recent high-level CMS exit
Virgil Dickson
Key Words: CMS | coordinated-care demonstrations | integrating Medicare and Medicaid for dual-eligibles

Daily Democrat
DEC 17, 2014
Housing project to expand Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Supes approve first phase of construction
Sarah Dowling
Key Words: Yolo Adult Day Health Center

New America Media / Black Voice News
DEC 13, 2014
CA Advocates Hope Low-Income Black Elders Ready for New Health Program
Corey Arvin
Key Words: Cal MediConnect (CMC) health care program | continuity of care | Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) | Molina Healthcare | adult day health centers

Catholic San Francisco
DEC 10, 2014
Adult Day Services a home away from home
Jeff Bialik
Key Words: Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Mateo County | licensed adult day program

Media Release
DEC 8, 2014
Blue Shield of California To Enter Medi-Cal/Medicaid with Acquisition of Care1st
Key Words: Blue Shield of California | Care1st Health Plan | Medi-Cal | dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare

Visalia Times-Delta
DEC 5, 2014
Day services for adults with dementia needed in Visalia
Teresa Douglass
Key Words: Porterville Adult Day Services| adult day program | Personal Adult Day Services (PADS) | adult day services

California Healthline
DEC 1, 2014
New Legislative Strategies May Emerge To Raise Medi-Cal Reimbursement Rates
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates | 10% payment cut | access problems

Black Voice News / blackvoicenews.com
NOV 26, 2014
Health Advocates Hope Black Medi-Cal, Medicare Recipients Ready for Cal MediConnect
Corey Arvin
Key Words: Cal MediConnect (CMC) health care program | continuity of care | Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) | Molina Healthcare | adult day health centers

Novato Advance
NOV 20, 2014
Marin's unsung heroes recognized
Joe Wolfcale
Key Words: Marin Adult Day Health Care Center | National Family Caregiver Month | MADHC | LifeLong Medical Care

Lodi News-Sentinel / lodinews.com
NOV 13, 2014
Former teacher Amelia Ernst plans legacy endowment for Lodi's adult day care program
Rich Hanner
Key Words: adult day care | Lodi Adult Day Care program | adult day care services | Lodi Community Foundation

California Healthline
NOV 10, 2014
Fragile, Rural Population About To Be Moved Into Medi-Cal Managed Care
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal managed care health plans | SPDs | most at-risk for institutionalization | continuity-of-care

Davis Enterprise
OCT 28, 2014
Seniors get a helping hand at Adult Day Care Center
Anne Ternus-Bellamy
Key Words: Yolo Adult Day Health Center | Yolo ADHC | Adult Day Health Center | Adult Day Health Planning Council | Dignity Health: Woodland Healthcare | Friends of Adult Day Health Care

Ventura County Star
OCT 22, 2014
Camarillo adult day care program hosts open house for renovated space
Alicia Doyle
Key Words: Building Hope Adult Day Center | Camarillo Health Care District | adult day program

Orange County Register
OCT 22, 2014
Garden Grove adult care facility celebrates 35 years of holding to life's bright side
Key Words: Acacia Adult Day Services | community-based health home | Adult day care

Daily Democrat
OCT 21, 2014
Blues Harvest helps celebrate center's anniversary
Marie Graham
Key Words: Yolo Adult Day Health Center | Friends of Adult Day Health Care

AFSC News
OCT 8, 2014
Alzheimer's Family Services Center Earns 'Excellence in Care' Distinction from Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Key Words: Alzheimer's Family Services Center (AFSC) | adult day programs | adult day services provider

AARP
OCT 2, 2014
Thinking Policy
Adult Day Services: A Model of Person- and Family-Centered Care
BLOG by Lynn Friss Feinberg
Key Words: community-based adult day service (ADS) centers | home- and community-based services | person- and family-centered system of long-term services and supports in the community

California Healthline
OCT 1, 2014
Capitol Desk
Governor Rejects Adult Day Health Bill; Future of Senior Program Now Up in Air
David Gorn
Key Words: adult day health care | CBAS program | AB 1552 | long-term care and services | California Association of Adult Day Services

New York Times
SEPT 25, 2014
Fighting to Honor a Father's Last Wish: To Die at Home
Nina Bernstein
Key Words: frail, elderly | public health care spending | social adult day care center

Sonoma County Gazette
SEPT 15, 2014
Palm Drive Health Care District Community Listening Results
Daymon Doss
Key Words: Adult day health | Adult day center

Whittier Daily News
SEPT 10, 2014
PIH Health to close adult day care center in La Mirada
Mike Sprague
Key Words: A Day Away Adult Health Center | PIH | adult day health care center

Times-Standard
SEPT 2, 2014
GRAY MATTERS: Redwood Coast PACE opens its doors
Program focuses on keeping frail elders living at home
By Carol Harrison
Key Words: PACE | Humboldt Senior Resource Center | Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly

Broadway World / broadwayworld.com
AUG 20, 2014
The Pacific Symphony to Collaborate on New Projects with Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Key Words: Age Well Senior Services | Adult Day Health Care | www.myagewell.org

California Healthline
AUG 18, 2014
Capitol Desk
Cascade of Bills Out of Appropriations; Many Due for Floor Votes This Week
David Gorn
Key Words: AB 1552 | Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS | adult day health care services

Camarillo Acorn
AUG 8, 2014
Health care district building strong foundation
Key Words: Adult Day Center Building Hope Renovation Project | Camarillo Health Care District

California Healthline
JUL 7, 2014
Capitol Desk
Lawsuit Slams the State's Duals Project
David Gorn
Key Words: Cal MediConnect | dual eligibles demonstration project | Coordinated Care Initiative

California Healthline
JUL 7, 2014
Capitol Desk
Lawsuit Slams the State's Duals Project
David Gorn
Key Words: Cal MediConnect | dual eligibles demonstration project | Coordinated Care Initiative

PBS NewsHour
JUN 27, 2014
Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid to serve the most vulnerable Americans
Kathleen McCleery, Special Coorespondent
Key Words: Medi-Cal | Medicare | Affordable Care Act | Cal MediConnect | adult day health care programs | Poway Adult Day Health Care Center

California Healthline
JUN 20, 2014
Capitol Desk
Bill to Extend Adult Day Program OK'd
David Gorn
Key Words: adult day health care program | Adult day care | Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS | adult day services | Keeping Adults Free From Institutions | Woodland Healthcare

California Healthline
JUN 19, 2014
Insight
Health Care Battles Focus on What's Left Out of Budget, Not What's in It
David Gorn
Key Words: Medi-Cal provider rate | Stepping Stone | access to care

Woodland Daily Democrat
JUN 7, 2014
Woodland's Yolo Adult Day Health Center celebrates 30 years
Key Words: Yolo Adult Day Health Center

Huffington Post
JUN 5, 2014
Blog
Income Inequality Among America's Seniors Means It's Not Time to Cut the Safety Net
Kevin Prindiville
Key Words: older adults | Medicare | senior poverty

Times-Standard
JUN 5, 2014
Letter
Redwood Coast Music Festivals grant crucial
April Joyce, RN
Key Words: Adult Day Health Care of Mad River

Napa Valley Register
MAY 22, 2014
Upvalley philanthropists donate $100,000 to hospice/adult day services
Key Words: Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services | Adult Day Healthcare Center | NVHADS | Adult Day Services

Senior Housing News
April 3, 2014
Assisted Living Costs Mount More Than LTC Alternatives
Alyssa Gerace
Key Words: long-term care | adult day care | community care | long term care services and support

SF Gate
APR 2, 2014
The Peninsula Blog
Music therapy program aims to help stimulate memories
Chrissy Jones
Key Words: SarahCare of Campbell adult day care center

LifeHealthPro
APR 2, 2014
How much does care cost?!?!
Allison Bell
Key Words: long-term care (LTC) | adult day health care services | adult day care

California Healthline
MAR 31, 2014
Insight
Adult Day Centers Still Struggling
David Gorn
Key Words: Stepping Stone | Adult Day Health Care | ADHC | Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS centers | California Association of Adult Day Services | adult day centers
*Also appeared in Kitsap Sun

New America Media
MAR 29, 2014
Health Care Reform
New CA Program to Streamline Health Care for ‘Dual-Eligibles’
Key Words: adult day care | Loma Linda University Medical Center Adult Day Health Services | Cal MediConnect

California Healthline
MAR 26, 2014
Capitol Desk
San Francisco Adulct Day Centers Get Reprieve From 10% Medi-Cal Rate Cut
David Gorn
Key Words: Community Based Adult Services | adult day health care facilities | Stepping Stone CBAS centers
*Also appeared in Kitsap Sun

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com
MAR 25, 2014
California seniors have highest poverty rate, study finds
Carolyn Jones
Key Words: shrinking safety net | North Berkeley Senior Center

Lamorinda Weekly
MAR 24, 2014
Poll Trust Grant Helps Expand Adult Day Program Facilities
Key Words: Lamorinda Adult Respite Care (LARC) | LARC | social adult day program | Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church | adult-day programs

Sacramento Bee
MAR 24, 2014
County-operated senior day-care center to open in El Dorado Hills
Cathy Locke
Key Words: senior day-care center

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

Penn State
MAR 19, 2014
Press Release
Adult day services boosts beneficial stress hormones in caregivers
Steven Zarit
Key Words: adult day services | adult day care service

Chico Enterprise Record / ChicoER.com
MAR 14, 2014
Peg Taylor Center celebrates 28 years
Key Words: Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care

pr.com
MAR 14, 2014
Press Release
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
Key Words: Grace Adult Day Health Care

The Almanac
MAR 10, 2014
Sequoia Hospital grants aimed at senior services
Key Words: Peninsula volunteers | adult day program at Rosener House | San Carlos Adult Day Center

Press Release
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

California Healthline
MAR 5, 2014
Insight
Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say
David Gorn
Key Words: All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly | PACE | 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement cut | Adult day health care | Rehabilitation Services of Northern California | access to care

California Healthline
FEB 18, 2014
Insight
State Officials, Advocates at Odds Over Size, Scope, Details of Duals Project
David Gorn
Key Words: dual eligibles | older Californians who qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal | access to care

USA Today
JAN 31, 2014
More elderly get care from families than paid workers
Sharon Jayson
Key Words: long-term care provider | adult day centers

California Healthline
JAN 30, 2014
Insight
Dual Eligibles Transition Sparks Worries
David Gorn
Key Words: Cal MediConnect duals demonstration project | Adult Day Health Care program | Community Based Adult Services program | CBAS

Porterville Record
JAN 21, 2014
Crisis situation - Adult Day Services in danger of closing
Esther Avila
Key Words: Porterville Adult Day Services | PADS | adult day program | Older Americans Act | OAA | Area Agency on Aging

San Gabriel Valley Times
JAN 21, 2014
Four injured after woman drives van into Arcadia adult day care
Jason Henry
Key Words: Arcadia Adult Day Health Care Center | day care center
Also appeared:
1/21/14: Los Angeles Times
1/22/14: San Jose Mercury News

Napa Valley Register
JAN 18, 2014
Vintners invest in health, happiness of local seniors
Dr. Robert Moore
Key Words: Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services

PBS NewsHour / PBS.org
JAN 13, 2014
Senior Cyberspace
Closing the digital divide by helping seniors get online
Mary Jo Brooks
Key Words: St. Barnabas Senior Center

Huffington Post
JAN 8, 2014
Blog
Seniors Remain on Frontline in War on Poverty
Kevin Prindiville
Key Words: health care and long-term services and supports | safety net programs

Santa Maria Times
JAN 4, 2014
Senior volunteers bring joy to Wisdom Center participants
Key Words: Wisdom Center | Santa Maria Wisdom Center | Adult Day Health Care Program | community-based day program

Videos - 2014

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


SBSS AGEnts for Change Video Series | 2014

 

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