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**CDA CBAS BRANCH MAIN PHONE LINE DOWN TEMPORARILY**

The California Dept of Aging CBAS Branch is having technical difficulties with their main phone line: 916-419-7545. Until resolved, please use 916-419-7546 or email cbascda@aging.ca.gov.


COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE (CCI) OUTREACH
July 28, 2014 | Weekly Update | CalDuals

CalDuals Enrollment Data Is Online: www.calduals.org/enrollment-data/


JULY 31 DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR PARTICIPANTION IN NATIONAL INDUSTRY STUDY FOR ADULT DAY SERVICES PROGRAMS

July 18, 2014 | CAADS Industrywide Alert | Financial Ratios Study Cover Sheet

All California adult day service providers - both medical and non-medical models - are encouraged to participate in an important confidential survey being conducted by CARF International, the accrediting body for adult day services, in collaboration with the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) and with the support of CAADS. The deadline to participate has been extended to July 31, 2014.

This 2014 study will apply nationally recognized accounting analyses to create a report titled Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators for the field of Adult Day Services. Just fill out the simple form and send it with a copy of your most recent Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement. All the information provided is held in strict confidence and is de-identified upon submission. This should only take 15 minutes of your time. For details, view CAADS Industrywide Alert above.


DSS CCLD LAUNCHES CHANGES TO WEBSITE 'FACILITY SEARCH' FEATURE

July 21, 2014 | DSS CCLD Website Search

To provide consumers with more information about the facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division (DSS CCLD), significant changes have now been made to the search feature on the department's website. For each facility, viewers will now see the number and dates of state inspection / compliance visits, the number of Type A and Type B citations issued, the number of complaint allegations substantiated and inconclusive, and a map with the location of the facility. Adult Day Programs are encouraged to review the information listed for their facility and communicate any questions or concerns directly to the department.


CDA ISSUES CALL FOR CBAS CENTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NSLTCP

July 21, 2014 | CDA CBAS Branch ACL # 14-05

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is launching its second National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) survey of all Adult Day Services centers nationwide to compile national data about the characteristics of Adult Day Service centers and their participants. The California Department of Aging Community Based Adult Services Branch encourages California centers to complete and submit the NSLTCP 2014 Adult Day Services Center Questionnaire by August 15. Adult Day Services centers should be receiving a letter and questionnaire in the mail soon, and may complete and submit the questionnaire by mail or online.


CALIFORNIA'S REVISED POLST FORM GOES INTO EFFECT OCT 1, 2014

July 15, 2014 | Polst California | Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Previous versions of POLST will still be honored after the 2014 form goes into effect.
View sample 2014 POLST form.

Since the launch of the 2011 form, feedback has been tracked and documented on an on-going basis by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, and later evaluated by the POLST Documentation Committee.

Visit capolst.org/2014polst to:

  • Preview the 2014 form (Note: the form preview is not legally valid until October 1)
  • Read and download an FAQ detailing the changes to the POLST form in 2014
  • Sample Patient Letter & FAQ document
  • See a timeline about the roll-out of the new form
  • Find upcoming educational opportunities about POLST, including free webinars

DRAFT PHYSICIAN TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
July 15, 2014 | DHCS

On the July 10, 2014 CCI Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting call, DHCS announced they would be releasing the Physician Toolkit for stakeholder comment. This toolkit for physicians is about Cal MediConnect and the CCI, and designed to be useful in answering questions from their patients. To help make the toolkit as effective as possible, please send any edits or comments on the toolkit to info@calduals.org by Friday, July 25 at noon. Please put "Physician Toolkit" in the subject line.

You can find the toolkit here. The toolkit includes:

  • Cover letter to physicians
  • Fact Sheets on: Care Coordination; Continuity of Care; Physician Services & Payments Under CCI; FFS Medicare & CCI; and Contracting with Cal MediConnect Plans & Plan Contacts
  • Sample Patient Letter & FAQ document
  • How Plans Process Crossover Claims
  • Tutorial on Plan Lookup Using AEVS

The Cal MediConnect Notice and Enrollment Issues Tracker mentioned on the Quarterly Meeting call, is also available.


CAADS ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE
November 17-19, 2014 | Westin Hotel | Long Beach

Save the Dates and plan your Stay at the Westin:

  • Westin Reservation Deadline: OCT 17, 2014 | 5 PM
  • CAADS Group Room Rate: $149 single/double occupancy
  • Room Reservations by Phone: (562) 436-3000 or (800) 937-8461
    (Mention CAADS to get the group rate)
  • Room Reservations Online: Westin Group Room Reservations
    (Group rate offered NOV 12-21, 2014)

The Conference registration brochure, complete with the schedule of activities, course descriptions and registration details, will be available in August. Also watch for more information to be posted on the Meetings page.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Contact Pam Amundsen: (916) 552-7400 | Pam@caads.org


UPDATED HIPAA MANUAL AVAILABLE FROM CAADS
Is your ADHC in compliance with the "HIPAA Omnibus Rule?"

New Requirements! || Order Form

Don’t forget, as of September 23, 2013, all ADHCs need to be in compliance with the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule” which implements changes required by the HITECH Act of 2009. Failure to have internal guidelines in place that comply with the new Rule can lead to fines and other sanctions. CAADS worked with Allan Jergesen of Hanson, Bridgett to produce a HIPAA Compliance Kit to help you quickly come into compliance with new HIPAA rules.


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. CAADS member-centers provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides advocacy, timely information, analysis, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for member organizations. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws and Code of Ethics. For more information on CAADS Membership click here!

CAADS Members Only page features Adult Day Services specific information:

  • State Budget proposals
  • Medi-Cal and Medicare
  • Managed Care plans
  • CA Dept of Public Health and ADHC licensing and regulations
  • CA Dept of Social Services and ADP licensing and regulations
  • Legislative Alerts and Advocacy
  • CA Dept of Managed Health Care
  • Funding Sources
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education / Training Materials
  • Roster of CAADS Members

CAADS

The Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. The A.L.E. mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers. The organization is governed by the 7-member A.L.E. Board of Directors.

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California Association for Adult Day Services
1107 9th Street, Suite 701
Sacramento, California 95814-3610
TEL: (916) 552-7400 || FAX: (866) 725-3123
EMAIL:  caads@caads.org


Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Click to view the clip from CAADS 25th anniversary video
Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.


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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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