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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 21, 2014 | Weekly Update | CalDuals

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


JULY 31 DEADLINE APPROACHING! PLEASE PARTICIPATE 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.


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.


HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU: HOW PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION IS BEING TRACKED AND USED

July 15, 2014 -- Report | InfoGraphic | California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF)

Last month, in a US Supreme Court decision barring the warrantless searches of cellphones, Chief Justice John Roberts declared that a cellphone "contains the sum of an individual's private life" and can reveal more information than the search of an entire house.

Every day, in the course of using cell phones, credit cards, search engines, websites, and an array of medical devices, we leave behind digital footprints. These data flows, which often occur without our knowledge, have the potential to paint an individual health profile, as well as describe whole communities based on location, health conditions, or other factors.

A new CHCF report by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn looks into emerging issues around consumer-generated health data. It is based on numerous interviews with technology and health care experts, several of whom offer strategies for protecting privacy. A related infographic offers contrasting examples of how health care and other data are already being collected and used.


HEALTH CARE COSTS 101: SLOW GROWTH PERSISTS

July 8, 2014 -- Report | InfoGraphic | California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF)

Even with the slow growth in national health spending in recent years, the US continued to spend a greater percentage of its wealth on health care than any other industrialized nation, according to the latest edition of Health Care Costs 101. In 2012, the US spent an average of $8,915 per person on health care, reaching a total of $2.8 trillion. An interactive graphic shows the change in health care spending by payer from 1960 to 2012.

This report is published as part of the CHCF California Health Care Almanac, an online clearinghouse for key data and analysis examining California's health care marketplace. Find all Almanac reports at www.chcf.org/almanac.


DAWN MYERS PURKEY TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF AB 1552
June 18, 2014 | Senate Healthe Committee Hearing

Agenda | Video (At 12:40 mark)

Dawn Myers Purkey, Director of Yolo Adult Day Health and a member of the CAADS Board of Directors, testified before the Senate Health Committee on June 18, 2014, in support the AB 1552 (Lowenthal) Community-based adult services: adult day health care centers. This bill, sponsored by CAADS, would ensure that CBAS continues beyond the August 31, 2014 Darling v. Douglas Settlement Agreement. Under this bill, CBAS providers would be required to comply with the provisions of the California's Bridge to Reform Section 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration (11-W-00193/9) and any successor demonstration, only to the extent that federal financial participation is available. The Senate Health Committee voted 8-0 in support. As an urgency statute, this legislation would go into immediate effect, if passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor.


NEW IHSS OVERTIME RULES: WHAT DO THE NEW RULES MEAN FOR CONSUMERS?

June 17, 2014 | Issue Brief | Disability Rights California (Pub. #5554.01)
This issue brief provides answers to the following questions:

  • Why are there new rules about overtime for IHSS providers?
  • Why is the state limiting how much overtime it will pay?
  • What is overtime and how is it paid?
  • How do the new provider hours rules affect me?
  • Are there exceptions to the new rules about consumers' weekly hours?
  • What if my request for an exception to my weekly hours allotment is denied?
  • What will the new rules mean for my provider's schedule?
  • Will there be a penalty if I or my provider don't follow the new rules?
  • How do the new rules affect people on the NF/AH or IHO waivers?
  • I get advance pay. How do the new rules affect me?
  • How will the state know if the new rules are working or if consumers are being affected?
  • Do new rules about travel time affect consumers?

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


REINVESTING IN CALIFORNIA'S SENIORS
Congress of California Seniors | May 6, 2014

The Congress of California Seniors submitted a Budget letter to Chairs and Members of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees and Subcommittees calling for investment in Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) and other programs to prevent the further erosion or elimination of essential services. Read letter. . .


STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT MEDI-CAL PROVIDER RATES
AT SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FEBRUARY 24, 2014

CAADS member Debbie Toth, Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testifies
Agenda || Video [segment begins at the 54:40 minute mark]

Debbie Toth, a member of the CAADS Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, testified before the Health and Human Services Senate Budget SubCommittee #1 on February 24, 2014. Ms. Toth joined other panelists who provided testimony on Medi-Cal Provider Rates, and she urged legislators to restore the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for ADHC providers who were subject to a 10% rate cut during the state's severe budget crisis.


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.


NSCLC Video Features
Adult Day Health Care

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ADHC starts at 4:10 mark



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California Healthline
JUL 7, 2014
Lawsuit Slams the State's Duals Project
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California Healthline
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Lawsuit Slams the State's Duals Project
Capitol Desk
David Gorn
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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
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Medi-Cal | Medicare | Affordable Care Act | Cal MediConnect | adult day health care programs | Poway Adult Day Health Care Center

California Healthline
JUN 20, 2014
Bill to Extend Adult Day Program OK'd
Capitol Desk
David Gorn
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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
Health Care Battles Focus on What's Left Out of Budget, Not What's in It
Insight
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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
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Yolo Adult Day Health Center

Huffington Post
JUN 5, 2014
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Income Inequality Among America's Seniors Means It's Not Time to Cut the Safety Net
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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

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
Part I
What Are Adult Day Services

Part II
Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity
Part III
Resistance and Dementia
Part IV
Adult Day Services vs. Home Care: "It's about value"

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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
Part I
What Are Adult Day Services

Part II
Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity
Part III
Resistance and Dementia
Part 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 the
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
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In Home Supportive Services:
This Is Important


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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
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