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CBAS CERTIFICATION FOR NEW CENTERS

The California Department of Aging (CDA) is accepting requests from prospective applicants to begin the process to be certified to provide Community Based Adult Services (CBAS). CAADS members click here and use Handouts from Events/Webinars Quick Link for NOV 18, 2015 course, Pre-Screening & Application Process for the Certification of New CBAS Centers.

HELP II LOAN PROGRAM -- AFFORDABLE CAPITAL

The HELP II Loan Program, administered by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) within the State Treasurer’s Office, offers low cost loans to assist eligible health facilities wanting to expand and improve services to their clients and the greater community. Learn more at www.treasurer.ca.gov/chffa/programs/help.

CAADS SPRING CONFERENCE -- THE QUALITY IMPERATIVE

CAADS Spring Conference art

MAY 11 - 13, 2016

SAVE THE DATES!

Crowne Plaza Hotel | San Francisco Airport


Join us at the Crown Plaza Hotel, SFO for this information-packed conference featuring exciting new initiatives, state department presentations, education sessions filled with best practices, and great opportunities to network with colleagues! Watch for details coming soon. . .

What's New . . . February 3, 2016


Good News: CMS Issues Final Rule Prohibiting “Homebound” Requirement for Medicaid Home Health Services

JAN 29, 2016
Justice in Aging | Health Network Alert

On February 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a final rule codifying the homebound prohibition for Medicaid home health services, and clarifying the settings where homebound services may be provided. The final rule revises Medicaid home health regulations (42 C.F.R. § 440.70(c)(1-2)) to make clear that a Medicaid beneficiary does not need to be “homebound” in order to receive home health services. In addition, CMS explains that home health services may be provided in any setting where normal life activities take place, and are not limited to a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution.

In its commentary, the agency explains that the prohibition codifies longstanding agency policy, previously articulated in a 2000 letter to state Medicaid directors, that a Medicaid homebound requirement for home health services violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as articulated in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999).

Unfortunately, the final rule is limited to Medicaid’s homebound requirement, and does not change the Medicare homebound requirement. The agency cites what it describes as an inherent difference between the Medicaid statute and Section 1814(a) and 1835(a) of the Social Security Act, which imposes a Medicare homebound requirement. Acknowledging the challenge that this Medicaid v. Medicare misalignment places on dual eligible individuals, the agency notes in the rule commentary: “we would permit states the flexibility to authorize additional hours of home health services to account for medical needs that may arise out of the home.” (pg. 56)

The clarification that Medicaid home health services should not be limited to services furnished in the home reflects principles set forth in two prior court cases, Skubel v. Fuoroli, 113 F. 3d 330 (2d. Cir. 1997) (finding a state could not limit coverage of home health services to those in an individual residence); and Detsel v. Sullivan, 895 F. 2d 58 (2d Circ. 1990) (invalidating a regulation that limited private duty nursing services to an individual’s residence).

Aging and disability advocates welcomed the final regulation’s codification of agency policy, which comes after over a decade of advocacy for more community-based options for long-term services and supports.

The rule’s other provisions include:

  • Prohibiting absolute exclusions on medical supplies, equipment or appliances;
  • Requiring states to provide and make available to individuals a reasonable and meaningful procedure for individuals to request items not on a preapproved list; and
  • Greater alignment of the definitions of home health medical supplies, equipment and appliances with the Medicare definition of DME.

The rule will take effect July 1, 2016. CMS will delay enforcement until a state's legislature has had an opportunity to implement necessary changes (either one or two years, based on the state's legislative cycle).

For more on Justice in Aging’s community integration and Olmstead advocacy, read about our litigation to help 35,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities stay healthy at home and in their communities, as well as our advocacy work to help low-income seniors age in place.


Cal Duals Update

JAN 26, 2016
CalDuals.org | JAN 2016 Update


HCBS Settings Rule: National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation in Their States

JAN 26, 2016
Justice in Aging | Health Network Alert

Justice in Aging, together with other disability and aging advocacy groups, issued a toolkit to help advocates push for strong implementation of the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules in their states. The new HCBS Settings Rules require all settings funded by Medicaid HCBS programs to, among other things, provide opportunities for participants to be integrated in and engage in community life, have access to the community, control their personal resources, and seek employment and work in competitive settings. States have until March 2019 to transition their HCBS programs into full compliance with the new settings requirements.

The extent to which these new rules are a catalyst for positive change in states’ service systems will depend on the strength of each state’s transition plan, as well as the ability of stakeholders and advocates to influence the plan and monitor its implementation. All states have already submitted to CMS their initial transition plans, and CMS has provided feedback to states about needed improvements and next steps for amending and implementing their transition plans. The next several months are an important time to become involved because this is when important decisions at the state level will be made and the parameters of state plans will be set. CMS has indicated that they are looking closely at public comments — advocates’ voices matter!

This new toolkit provides advocates with detailed information about the HCBS Settings Rule and provides action steps for advocates to impact implementation of the new rules in their states. The toolkit contains three documents:

  1. The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rules: What You Should Know;
  2. Home and Community-Based Services Regulations Q&A: Settings Presumed to be Institution & the Heightened Scrutiny Process, and
  3. The Home and Community-Based Settings Rules: How to Advocate for Truly Integrated Community Settings, as well as an abridged version of this resource.

Justice in Aging is pleased to partner with a coalition of disability and aging advocates to develop this toolkit and work together for strong implementation of the HCBS Settings Rule –the American Network of Community Options and Resources, Association of People Supporting Employment First, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Coalition to Promote Self-Determination, Human Services Research Institute, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care, National Council on Independent Living, National Disability Rights Network, National Down Syndrome Congress, National Health Law Program, TASH, and The Arc of the United States.

See Justice in Aging’s complete list of resources on HCBS.

To learn more about the HCBS rules, see www.HCBSadvocacy.org, a website with up-to-date information about the rules and states’ implementation maintained by several member organizations in the coalition.


Fact Sheet: Social Security’s Representative Payee Program Basics

JAN 25, 2016
Justice in Aging | Fact Sheet

More than ten million older adults rely exclusively on Social Security benefits as their primary source of income. As the population ages and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments increases, more older adults will need to rely on others to manage their finances.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has authority granted by Congress to appoint third parties, known as representative payees, to receive and manage payments when a beneficiary is unable to do so. To protect seniors from financial exploitation or interruptions in benefits, it’s important for advocates and caregivers to understand key issues relating to the program.

Justice in Aging, with the support of a Borchard Center Foundation on Law and Aging fellowship grant, will be producing a series of informational publications about the Representative Payee Program. Download and read the first in the series.


CMS Releases First Reports Evaluating the Dual Eligible Demonstrations

JAN 22, 2016
Justice in Aging

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first ever evaluations of the federal Financial Alignment Initiatives, known as the dual eligible demonstrations. The reports provide unprecedented detail on the early challenges, success, and impact of the demonstrations. CMS contracted with RTI International to conduct interviews, focus groups, and collect qualitative and quantitative data for the reports, the first in a series to be released the course of the demonstrations.

The “Report on Early Implementation of Demonstrations Under the Financial Alignment Initiative,” provides a summary of experiences in the first six months of implementation of the dual eligible demonstrations in seven states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. Information for the report was gathered from site visit interviews and state-submitted data and documents. The report focuses on five key components of the duals demonstrations: 1. Integrated delivery systems; 2. Enrollment; 3. Care coordination models; 4. Beneficiary safeguards; and 5. Stakeholder involvement.

The second report, “Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees,” focuses specifically on the managed fee-for-service model implemented in Washington. The report concludes that in the first six quarters of implementation, there have been significant reductions in Medicare costs for beneficiaries enrolled in the demonstration. The report, however, states that further evaluation is needed to determine if these savings have been achieved while also maintaining or improving quality of care.

Justice in Aging will provide a more detailed review of these reports in the coming weeks.

Other Recently Released Reports
MedPAC and MACPAC released its latest version of its data book: Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The data book provides a comprehensive summary of the characteristics of dual eligible beneficiaries.

GAO released a report examining care coordination in the dual eligible demonstrations. The report, "Medicare and Medicaid: Additional Oversight Needed of CMS's Demonstration to Coordinate the Care of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries," recommends that CMS strengthen care coordination reporting requirements in the dual eligible demonstrations.


New GAO Report Recommends CMS Strengthen Care Coordination Reporting Requirements in Dual Eligible Demos

JAN 21, 2016
Justice in Aging | Health Network Alert | GAO Report

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a new report on the federal Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI), known as the dual eligible demonstrations. The report examines care coordination in five demonstration states from June 2013-December 2015, looking specifically at how care coordination is implemented, challenges to care coordination, and CMS oversight. Based on its review, GAO recommends CMS develop new care coordination measures and align existing measures so they are comparable across states.

Interviews Conducted to Determine the Extent of Care Coordination:
The GAO report reviewed duals demonstrations in five states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington and focused on four components of care coordination 1) care coordinators, 2) health risk assessments, 3) individual care plans (ICP), 4) interdisciplinary care teams. In addition to interviewing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health plans, and state agency staff, the GAO interviewed state beneficiary advocacy groups and providers to determine the extent to which care coordination is occurring.

Report Finds Common Challenges among States:
Despite the variability in state measurement, the five states reported common challenges in delivering care coordination. These challenges related to locating beneficiaries, engaging beneficiaries and primary care providers in care coordination, and communicating with beneficiaries about the demonstration. The advocacy groups noted that some of the beneficiaries they worked with had never been assigned a care coordinator, participated in an integrated care team meeting, or worked with their care coordinator to develop a plan. The report stated these findings are consistent with a May 2015 MACPAC report on the demonstrations. The GAO noted interviews with beneficiary advocacy groups and providers called into question the extent to which care coordination is occurring.

Throughout the report, the GAO stressed the need for comparable care coordination measures in order to make useful cross-state comparisons possible. The GAO found that states each had their own measures to explore care coordination, but without consistency among states, CMS does not know whether it has achieved its goal of providing coordinated care to dual eligible individuals.

Recommendations:
To improve the demonstration moving forward, the GAO makes two specific recommendations. First, CMS should “expediently develop and require organizations in the capitated model…to report comparable core data measures across the demonstration,” to assess the extent that Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings are taking place; and second, CMS should align the state-specific measurements for the development of Individualized Care Plans. In response to the first recommendation, HHS stated the agency is currently working to develop a set of measures aimed at assessing care coordination by Medicare Advantage plans. Once available, those measures could be used to evaluate plans in the Financial Alignment Initiative. HHS concurred with the second recommendation and agreed to examine the feasibility of designating the development of Individualized Care Plans as a core reporting requirement across states.

Justice in Aging has submitted comments on CMS and state care coordination models and measure development, and analyzed person-centered care planning. More information on the dual eligible demonstrations is available here.


NADSA Conference Call for Proposals Due February 22

JAN 2016
National Adult Day Services Association | Call for Proposals (PDF) or Submit Online | Conference Schedule of Events

Call for Proposals to Present Education Sessions for this year’s National Adult Day Services Conference are due Monday, February 22, 2016, and in keeping with the conference theme, INNOVATION IN ADULT DAY SERVICES, we are seeking forward thinking education session proposals that present innovations with demonstrated outcomes within adult day services. We encourage presenters to tell their stories of, and experiences with, innovation and creative approaches so we can learn from one another and help move the field of ADS forward. We are specifically looking for proposals that will provide attendees with replicable models, practical ideas and fresh tools that they can take back and implement in their own centers.

The Conference is September 21-23, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, Indianapolis, IN. It is the largest gathering of adult day services providers and influencers in the country. Plan on joining us in Indianapolis, not only as an attendee, but also as an education session presenter!


Nine to Ninety -- Documentary on End of Life Caregiving Decisions airs on 70 PBS stations beginning in January

JAN / FEB 2016
Director: Alicia Dwyer | Running Time: 29 min | Trailer (5 min of selected scenes) | Find PBS Broadcast Dates & Areas

Nine to Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and her husband, relishing time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as their health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined to free her daughter from the burden of caring for everyone from nine to ninety. When Phyllis makes a difficult decision to move 3,000 miles away to live with their other daughter, she faces parting from Joe after 62 years. Phyllis’ choice ignites bigger conversations about when the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”


Justice in Aging Responds to California Governor’s Proposed Budget

JAN 2016
Justice in Aging | Governor's Budget is a Start But Doesn't Go Far Enough for Poor Seniors

Rates of senior poverty in California are high and rising, with more than one million seniors in one of country’s wealthiest states struggling to pay rent, buy food, and cover health care costs. California Governor Jerry Brown released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 that provided some relief, but more action and bolder policies are needed.


Federal Government Approves Medi-Cal 1115 Waiver Renewal

DEC 30, 2015
California DHCS | DHCS Stakeholder ListServ | Calendar of Events | Stakeholder Engagement Directory | State Plan Amendments | Approval Letter and Special Terms & Conditions

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is pleased to announce that today the federal government approved California’s 1115 waiver renewal, which includes $6.2 billion of initial federal funding to support the state’s Medi-Cal program and its health care coverage of more than 12.8 million individuals. This approval extends the waiver from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020.

The waiver renewal, called Medi-Cal 2020, builds on the successes of the state’s Bridge to Reform waiver in 2010, a critical piece of the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. More than 4 million of the state’s current Medi-Cal members have enrolled since California implemented the ACA in January 2014.

The Medi-Cal 2020 waiver opens the door to innovative changes in the way Medi-Cal provides services to its members, all with the goals of improving efficiency, access and quality of care.

This final Medi-Cal 2020 renewal reflects the overall construct announced at the end of October. It includes initial federal funding over the five years of $6.2 billion, with the potential for additional federal funding in the Global Payment Program (GPP) after the initial year of the waiver. M O R E


CAADS Submits Final Comments to DHCS on Design of New Health Home Model

DEC 22, 2015
Letter, with overview of "The Community Based Health Home: California's Pioneering Model to Achieve the Triple Aim, Creating Proven Outcomes for At-Risk Persons with Complex Conditions"

CAADS has submitted comments to DHCS Director Jennifer Kent regarding the Department's Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Concept Paper Version 3.0 -- the state's vision for launching a health home program in California. Based on CAADS close work with the Alliance for Leadership and Education's three-year Community Based Health Home (CBHH) pilot project, CAADS comments on the state's concept paper focused on eligibility criteria, acuity, care coordination, referral to community and social supports, community based care management entity responsibilities, and payment methodologies.


CAADS Testifies at Hearing on Workplace Violence

DEC 17, 2015

CAADS only recently became aware of new California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) regulations that address workplace violence prevention in health care settings and determined that the intent was to include ADHC within the scope of the rule. In addition to CAADS testimony, the California Hospital Association submitted a 13-page analysis and Disability Rights California provided brief comments. CAADS Members may view today's Members Only ALERT on the Members Only page.


Advocacy Fund

Urgent help is needed to reach our fundraising goal of $45,000 to support efforts to restore Medi-Cal Funds! DONATE NOW to the California Adult Day Services State Advocacy Fund. (Contributions are NOT tax deductible). Thank you!

CAADS

California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. CAADS was the first state association formed in the United States for the purpose of advancing adult day services. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy.

VIEW:
Board of Directors List
Bylaws
Code of Ethics
Anti-trust Policy
2015 Annual Report

The CAADS Members Only page features information and technical assistance specific to Adult Day Services, as highlighted below. For membership information, click here.

  • State Budget Proposals, Legislative Alerts & Advocacy
  • CBAS Waiver
  • Medi-Cal Issues
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal Dual Beneficiaries News & CCI / CalDuals Updates
  • Managed Care Health Plans & CA Dept of Managed Health Care Updates
  • ADHC / CBAS Licensing & Regulations (DPH, DHCS, CDA)
  • Adult Day Program (ADP) Licensing & Regulations (DSS, CCLD)
  • Funding Sources
  • Education & Training Materials / Webinar Recordings
  • Membership Roster

CAADS - A.L.E.

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




NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)

CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director, CAADS

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.




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HIGHLIGHTED
Media Coverage

1/4/16 California Healthline
Feds OK California's $6.2 Billion Waiver


RECENT
Media Coverage

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

What Does the Future Hold for Medi-Cal?
JAN 25, 2016
California Healthline
Think Tank
KEY WORDS:
Medicaid | Medi-Cal | health coverage for low-income people | Affordable Care Act | managed care | coordinated care for Californians dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare | managed care organization tax

Kent Confirmed as DHCS Director
JAN 22, 2016
California Healthline
Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS:
Jennifer Kent | Department of Health Care Services | Local Health Plans of California | Medi-Cal managed care population | MCO tax | Medi-Cal | services for seniors and the disabled | stakeholder engagement

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

Legislature Eyeing $2 Billion Surplus
JAN 20, 2016
California Healthline
Capitol Desk
David Gorn
KEY WORDS:
governor's proposed 2016-17 budget | Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee | health care, the managed care organization tax | Department of Developmental Services programs | poverty

4.7M Calif. Medical Records Affected by Data Breaches Last Year
JAN 19, 2016
California Healthline
KEY WORDS:
data breaches | health care industry | Anthem | UCLA Health | electronic health records | Affordable Care Act

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

Prior Coverage


Videos

Easter Seals Supports Employment of Veterans
2015
PSA Video Series
What to Wear
[1:00]
Morning Routine
[0:30]
The Bank
[0:30]
__________

TEDGlobal
2011
Abraham Verghese
A doctor’s touch
[18:32]
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.
__________

NSCLC
10/23/2014
“Forget About Living Paycheck to Paycheck. Let’s talk about Day to Day”
[5:39]
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.
10/2014
Caring for Our Greatest Generations
[7:22]
Celebrating SYHC’s 45th Anniversary

__________

Your Money, Your Life
4/14-15/2014
What are Adult Day Services
Elder Law Attorney Ramsey A. Bahrawy interviews Amanda Sillars of Total ADHC Solutions
What Are Adult Day Services
[8:04]
Adult Day Services - a win, win, win opportunity
[13:23]
Resistance and Dementia
[9:19]
Adult Day Services vs. Home Care: “It's about value”
[7:17]
__________

PBS NewsHour
3/20/2014
Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
[7:35]
Featuring Institute on Aging
__________

Marin Adult Day Health Care
1/29/2014
“A Day in the Life”: LifeLong Medical Care’s Marin Adult Day Health Care Center
[8:03]
__________

The Falling Monologues
3/7/2012
Full Length
The Falling Monologues
[37:18]
Segments
Introduction
[2:53]
The Ladder
[7:28]
The Bus
[7:31]
The Sidewalk
[6:28]
Scatter Rug
[5:15]
Don’t Ask
[7:45]
__________



CAADS STAFF

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Membership & Communications Director


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