What's New . . .
CALIFORNIA STATE BUDGET
Summary of the Governor's May Revision of the 2015-16 Budget:
Impact on California's Older Adults and People with Disabilities
MAY 28, 2015 | Fact Sheet courtesy of The SCAN Foundation
CCI / CAL MEDICONNECT
Cal Duals Outreach Weekly Update
MAY 11, 2015 | Cal Duals Update | Cal Duals Website (Enrollment Data) courtesy of Cal Duals
CBAS HCB SETTINGS RULES
Stakeholder Webinar Features Release of Draft CBAS HCB Settings Transition Plan
MAY 20, 2015 | May 19 Webinar Slides & Agenda courtesy of CDA
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.
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CALIFORNIA ADULT DAY SERVICES STATE ADVOCACY FUND
Please Help Us Reach Our 2015 Fundraising Goal of $50,000!
FEB 11, 2015 | Fund Raising Notice (Contributions NOT tax deductible) courtesy of CAADS
Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER ASSIGNMENT FOR DUAL ELIGIBLES EXPLAINED IN DHCS ALL PLAN LETTER
NOV 24, 2014 | Notice courtesy of NSCLC | DHCS All Plan Letter (APL) 14-015 courtesy of DHCS
BALANCE BILLING DUAL ELIGIBLES VIOLATES FEDERAL AND STATE LAW
AUG 8, 2014 | Notice courtesy of NSCLC
Balance billing issues? Contact Georgia Burke at NSCLC: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about what information is applicable to the study.
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)
IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIPAA OMNIBUS RULE EFFECTIVE SEPT 23, 2013?
Notice | Get CAADS Updated HIPAA Manual for ADHC!
TRANSITION POLICIES FOR MEDICARE PART D: 2015 Update
JAN 7, 2015 | Update courtesy of NSCLC
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 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
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.
CARING FOR A VETERAN?
For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST) || Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)
TO REPORT FRAUD AND ABUSE
Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:
The call is free and you can remain anonymous.
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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
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)
Human Kindness--it just flows around here
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Honoring Adult Day Services pioneers and those they serve.
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NINA M. NOLCOX
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the
Nina M. Nolcox
To inspire nurse leaders in the community.
Open to ADHC and ADP Nurses -- LVN or RN licensed staff -- working in CAADS Member Centers.
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Videos | Past Coverage
JUN 1, 2015
Hospital Group, Union Launch Medi-Cal Reimbursement Ad Campaign
Medi-Cal | Medicaid | 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement cut | "We Care for California"
MAY 23, 2015
Weekend Edition Saturday
At Day Center For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything'
Listen to Story
Iona Senior Services | adult day services | Iona Wellness and Art Center | Medicaid | Veterans Administration | day service center
Santa Cruz Sentinel
MAY 21, 2015
Elderday wins boost in Medi-Cal Reimbursement
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
MAY 21, 2015
State Responds to Concerns, Resets Timeline for Senior Program Transition
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
MAY 21, 2015
Western Dental To Stop Accepting New Patients Under Denti-Cal
dental program for Medi-Cal | Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion | low-income patients | access to dental services
Total ADHC Solutions
MAY 13, 2015
Medicare Reimbursement for Adult Day Services—Not Just a Pipe Dream
But it will take effort!
Amanda Graham Sillars, MSW, LCSW
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
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
MAY 6, 2015
Monologuist Josh Kornbluth’s new passion — honest conversations about death
Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay [photo caption] | Daybreak Adult Care Centers | adult day programs | adult day center
Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch
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.
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"
MAR 20, 2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
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
Falling Monologues (37:18)
The Ladder (7:28)
The Bus (7:31)
The Sidewalk (6:28)
Scatter Rug (5:15)
Don't Ask (7:45)
THE CAADS STAFF
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Education & Events Manager
Membership & Communications Director