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CCI MONTHLY STAKEHOLDER UPDATE
April 23 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT) | DHCS Webinar

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COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE OUTREACH WEEKLY UPDATE
CalDuals | April 14, 2014

EVENTS THIS WEEK IN CCI OUTREACH

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San Diego County Outreach Update

Mini Resource Fair and Beneficiary Presentation at Silvercrest Senior Apartments

Last Thursday, April 8, more than 30 residents of Silvercrest Senior Apartments learned about the CCI and available resources at a fair hosted with help from the Latino Network Connection. Silvercrest is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility with 125 affordable units for seniors in downtown San Diego. Since about 50 percent of the participants spoke Russian, Silvercrest management also arranged for an interpreter who was familiar with the CCI. Residents learned about how Cal MediConnect can provide care coordination and other benefits, how to exercise their choices and whom to contact with questions. Representatives from PACE and HICAP also passed out informational materials and helped answer questions during the Q&A session that followed.

Jewish Family Services

On April 11, Jewish Family Services sponsored presentations at Congregation Beth Jacob for two groups of 15 seniors with follow-up Q&A sessions, accompanied by Russian interpreter services.

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THERE IS NO “I” IN TEAM
April 29 | 2:00 PM (EDT) | NADSA Webinar

We tend to see problems as individuals' problems (ours or others in the team), rather than a team problem. However, if staff is working toward their own self-interests rather than the good of the team, dysfunction will occur. Understand the various components that a team is comprised of and learn how to identify dysfunction within a team through thought-provoking questions and exercises. Learn actionable strategies that will improve teamwork through effective staff meetings, goal development, evaluations and recognition.

Register in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org.

 

UNDERSTANDING AND IMPACTING IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES RULES
April 29 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) | NSCLC

PRESENTERS:
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney
Hannah Weinberger-Divack, Skadden Fellow
Fay Gordon, Staff Attorney
New federal Medicaid rules, for the first time, seek to ensure Medicaid HCBS is provided in settings that are truly integrated with the broader community. This webinar and a new NSCLC guide to the new rules will provide consumer advocates and other stakeholders with a clear explanation of the rules and share guidance for state engagement. Advocates, state policymakers, national advocates, and regulators are encouraged to attend and learn about what the rule means for residential settings, service planning, and the community-integration transition process.
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AMERICA'S LONG-TERM CARE CRISIS: CHALLENGES IN FINANCING AND DELIVERY
April 2014 | Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

America's Long-Term Care Crisis: BPC Launches Initiative to Find a Politically and Fiscally Viable Path Forward to Improve the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care

In December 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched a Long-Term Care Initiative under the leadership of the BPC Health Project leaders, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN), as well as former Congressional Budget Office Director Alice Rivlin and former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.

The Long-Term Care Initiative will propose a series of bipartisan policy options in late 2014 to assist in the effort to build consensus on how to finance and deliver long-term care—referred to in this paper as longterm services and supports (LTSS)—at a time of political discord and fiscal constraints. The initiative seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the issue, bringing it to the attention of the public, as well as to policymakers, and making a strong case for action.

This paper sets the stage for BPC’s recommendations by identifying the major challenges and key questions in the financing and delivery of LTSS for both seniors and individuals under age 65.

 

GENWORTH 2014 COST OF CARE STUDY
Executive Summary and Full Report | March 25, 2014

Over the past 11 years, Genworth has been able to recognize and identify trends across the long term care services landscape. Now availabe is the 2014 Genworth Cost of Care Executive Summary and Full Report, which looked at Homemaker Services, Home Health Aide Services, Adult Day Health Care (ADC), Assisted Living Facility (ALF) and Nursing Home Care.

Key findings for Adult Day Health Care (ADC) show:

  • NATIONAL MEDIAN DAILY RATE:    $65
  • INCREASE OVER 2013:    0%
  • FIVE YEAR ANNUAL GROWTH:    3.40%*

*Percentage increase represents the compound annual growth rate for surveys conducted from 2009 to 2014.

 

5TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AGING ADVOCACY COALITION AGING SUMMIT
Keeping the Promise: Strengthening the Safety Net for Seniors
May 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join with senior services organizations, federal, state, and local policy-makers, advocates, key stakeholders, and others and learn what action you can take to help preserve essential senior programs and services. View LAAAC Summit Fact Sheet.

Register ($25 LAAAC Members / $35 Non-members)
For more information contact: Dawn Kasey Lovelace | 213.388.4444 | dlovelace@sbssla.org

 

REVISED CCI ENROLLMENT TIMELINE BY COUNTY AND POPULATION
March 28, 2014

The CCI Enrollment Timeline by County and Population chart has been updated and now reflects the one month delay in MLTSS enrollment in Los Angeles County. To view, click here.

 

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER RELEASES 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
April 1, 2014

The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), committed to providing a voice for the millions of low-income seniors who struggle everyday to meet their basic needs, has released the NSCLC 2013 Annual Report. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Worked with allies to preserve Medicaid-funded home and community-based services for 370,000 seniors and persons with disabilities in California, keeping them at home and out of institutions.
  • Partnered with advocates across the country to ensure strong beneficiary protections were included in new programs that will provide health care and long-term services and supports to over one million people with Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles).
  • Advanced Congressional legislation that would update the Supplemental Security Income program for millions of poor seniors.
  • Trained over 10,000 advocates and provided over 700 case consultations.

To view report, click here.

 

CHANGES TO CCI ENROLLMENT TIMELINE AND STRATEGY
March 25, 2014 | DHCS CCI Update

Margaret Tatar, Assistant Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, Department of Health Care Services

The Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) is announcing a change to its Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) enrollment timeline and strategy in order to continue to move forward to provide high quality, coordinated care to beneficiaries eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Throughout this process, we've said that counties would move forward as they were ready and as beneficiaries' protection were in place. DHCS has adjusted the enrollment dates for subpopulations in order to increase consumer clarity, prevent the need for multiple transitions in a single year, ensure sufficient time for noticing of fee-for-service (FFS) populations, and ensuring plan readiness. Today, the following updates are being made for the Coordinated Care Initiative:

  • Aligning Cal MediConnect and Managed Medi-Cal Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Enrollment: Moving forward, beneficiaries who are in Medi-Cal FFS will not transition to MLTSS ahead of their Cal MediConnect passive enrollment date. This will reduce the number of plan choices a beneficiary will need to make, and reduce confusion.
  • MLTSS Transition for FFS Population to Start in August: To ensure that the MLTSS 90 day notices have had appropriate quality reviews, DHCS will not start MLTSS enrollment for Medi-Cal FFS populations (non-duals or duals excluded from Cal MediConnect) until August 2014. The previous enrollment schedule was to have the population begin in July.
  • Changes in timeline in Alameda and Orange Counties: Enrollment in Alameda and Orange Counties is being adjusted until no sooner than January 2015 to allow more time to achieve plan readiness.

These changes reflect our commitment to continuing forward with the CCI in a way that best serves beneficiaries.

In an effort to keep interested parties informed and apprised of the latest developments of the Coordinated Care Initiative, DHCS will conduct a stakeholder call to discuss these updates and answer questions. This call will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 11am-12pm. Please register here to participate on this call.

 

THE OTHER DEMENTIAS: VIRTUAL TRAINING AND ACTIVE LEARNING ON NON-ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIAS
May 29, 2014 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) | Alzpossible.org Webinar

Webinar series continues on May 29, with Lewy Body Dementia:

  • LEWY BODY DEMENTIA
    Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:30—2:30 pm Eastern
    Presenter: Charles Driscoll, MD, University of Virginia and Angela Taylor, Lewy Body Dementia Association
    Moderator: E. Ayn Welleford, PhD, AGHEF, Virginia Commonwealth University

For any technical questions, please contact the webinar coordinator at nico@alzpossible.org.

 

CAL OPTIMA RESTORES FUNDING FOR CENTERS SERVING FRAIL SENIORS
Thirty local ADHC centers to receive financial support from CalOptima

March 6, 2014 (Press Release) -- CalOptima’s Board of Directors approved an action that strengthens access to daily community-based health care services for more than 3,500 frail seniors in Orange County. CalOptima will absorb a state-imposed budget reduction of $2.2 million to ensure that providers of critical Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) remain operational. Read more. . .

 

CBAS STAKEHOLDER WEBSITE UPDATED, COMMENTS LOG UPDATED

February 11, 2014 -- CDA updated the CBAS Stakeholder website to include the February 4, 2014 Webinar recording and summary notes and an updated stakeholder comments log. If you need assistance with accessing this material, pleasec contact the CBAS Branch at (916) 419-7545 or cbascda@aging.ca.gov.

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT INDUSTRY STUDY LAUNCHED TO ASSESS FINANCIAL HEALTH OF ADULT DAY SERVICES PROGRAMS

FEB 18, 2014 Industrywide Alert

CARF Survey -- CAADS encourages all California providers to participate in this 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. This 2014 study is intended to apply the recognized accounting analysis of “Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators” to the field of Adult Day Services. If your organization is an Adult Day Services provider, this alert serves as an invitation to participate in this study.

 

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


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Chico Enterprise Record / ChicoER.com
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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
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The Almanac
MAR 10, 2014
Sequoia Hospital grants aimed at senior services
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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

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MAR 5, 2014
Medi-Cal Cuts Undermining Senior Programs, Facilities, Advocates Say
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