Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County: Is Medi-Cal Coverage for Adult Day Health Care in our Future?

January 8, 2014 – The court settlement that preserved Medi-Cal coverage for Adult Day Health Care will expire on August 31, 2014. That settlement gave the benefit its new name – CBAS, for Community-Based Adult Services – and transitioned the benefit from Medi-Cal fee-for-service to a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan benefit in Alameda and many other … Continue reading

California Healthline: State, Stakeholders Work To Renew Community-Based Adult Services

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by David Gorn California health officials and stakeholders yesterday gathered in Sacramento to lay out a path to renew the Community-Based Adult Services program, which must be renewed by May 2014 or it will expire in August 2014. The wide-ranging meeting touched on dozens of facets of care for the frail population but also managed to … Continue reading

California Healthline: State Opens Adult Day Services Dialogue

by David Gorn A new chapter starts tomorrow in the long saga of the Community Based Adult Services program. Two state agencies — the Department of Health Care Services and the Department of Aging — tomorrow will convene the first stakeholder meeting in a new process designed to extend the CBAS program beyond the expiration date … Continue reading

California Healthline: State Has Paid More Than $1 Million in Penalties for Late Hearings; Total Will Rise

by David GornMonday, July 29, 2013   The Department of Health Care Services has sent more than $1 million in penalty checks to some beneficiaries in the Community Based Adult Services program due to long delays in appeal hearings over beneficiaries’ eligibility status, according to DHCS officials. About $1.2 million in penalties has been paid to … Continue reading

California Heathline: Yamada Takes a Lonely Stand on ADHC Bill

by David Gorn The Senate Committee on Health yesterday rejected a bill designed to perpetuate adult day health care services in one of the strangest votes in recent memory. The legislators on the committee voiced strong support for the bill and said they wanted to vote for it, but bill author Assembly member Mariko Yamada … Continue reading

NY Times: Day Centers Sprout Up, Luring Fit Elders and Costing Medicaid

By NINA BERNSTEIN Published: April 22, 2013 Scores of elderly Russian immigrants played bingo under the chandeliers of a former funeral parlor in Brooklyn on a recent Monday, with a free dinner and door-to-door transportation from anywhere in the city. Nearby, older people speaking Chinese filled a supermarket-size storefront with vigorous games of table tennis, billiards … Continue reading

Medi-Cal Update Community – Based Adult Services (formerly Adult Day Health Care Centers)

 March 2013 | Bulletin 462 Contents Community-Based Adult Services: Recipient Eligibility Determination Subscribe Today to Receive Medi-Cal Notifications via Email End Date for ASC X12N 4010A1 and NCPDP 5.1/1.1 Transactions CMC Error Messages for HIPAA 4010 Transactions Solutions for Denied MERs from Mandatory Enrollment into a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan Authorized Drug Manufacturer Labeler Codes … Continue reading

California Healthline: State Delays Adult Day Center Not-for-Profit Requirement

by David Gorn The requirement that adult day health care centers become not-for-profit operations has been delayed at least a year, according to Department of Health Care Services officials. A Dec. 31 letter to centers caring for the frail and elderly population in the Community Based Adult Services program said “DHCS has decided to postpone … Continue reading

LA Times: State sued over Medi-Cal patients’ switch to managed care

The lawsuit says the recipients’ rights were violated and they lost access to their doctors in the transition. December 23, 2012|By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times Legal aid organizations filed a lawsuit Friday against the California Department of Health Care Services, alleging that the state violated patients’ rights by forcing them into managed care. The … Continue reading

California Healthline: Time Running Out To Opt Back In to Adult Day Program

by David Gorn About 4,400 frail and elderly Californians who qualified for Community Based Adult Services opted out of the managed care program to remain in traditional fee-for-service care.  Less than three weeks remain for them to change their minds. On Dec. 31, the state Easy-Way-Back program will close, and those “opt-outs” who declined Medi-Cal … Continue reading

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