CDCAN: SWEEPING CHANGES COMING FOR MANY MEDICAID HOME & COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER SERVICES ACROSS NATION AS STATES TAKE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATIONS

STATE CAPITOL UPDATE: SWEEPING CHANGES COMING FOR MANY MEDICAID HOME & COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER SERVICES ACROSS NATION AS STATES TAKE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATIONS –   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES RELEASES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT PROPOSED 12 PAGE DRAFT STATE TRANSITION PLAN TO FEDS THAT OUTLINES HOW CALIFORNIA WILL IMPLEMENT NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACTING … Continue reading

CDCAN: BROWN ADMINISTRATION TO RECONVENE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS TASK FORCE TO LOOK AT WAYS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/07/2014 – 10:37 AM) – In what could be a significant step toward addressing what advocates and policymakers from both parties have called a major crisis in the regional center funded community-based system serving tens of thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities, the Brown Administration announced that it … Continue reading

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California Healthline: Bill To Extend Adult Day Program OK’d

by David Gorn A state Senate committee this week unanimously approved a measure to extend the end date of the adult day health care program as a Medi-Cal benefit in California. Adult day care is offered through the Community Based Adult Services program as a Medi-Cal benefit. Created as part of a settlement of a lawsuit, … Continue reading

Huff Post: Income Inequality Among America’s Seniors Means It’s Not Time to Cut the Safety Net

Kevin Prindiville - 5th Annual LAAAC Aging Summit

Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, The National Senior Citizens Law Center  Two weeks ago, a USA Today story revealed that the U.S. has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world. We rank just behind Chile, Mexico, and Turkey with one of the developed world’s largest income gaps. While income inequality in America is not news, few are … Continue reading

CAADS: Call to Action – 10% RATE RESTORATION ADVOCACY UPDATE

From our colleagues from CAADS: We need every friend of CBAS to contact the Assembly and Senate Budget Sub-Committees and Committee Chairs Skinner and Leno along with new Speaker Toni Atkins (San Diego) and incoming Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (Los Angeles) to convey the urgent need to restore the CBAS rate to keep … Continue reading

California Health Care Foundation: In Transition: Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Reflect on Their Move to Medi-Cal Managed Care

Click the following for PDF: CHCF: SPD Transition to Medi-Cal Managed Care

NSCLC: An Advocate’s Guide to New Consumer Rights in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

From our colleagues at NSCLC: New federal Medicaid rules, for the first time, set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in settings that are non-institutional in nature.  These standards, which took effect in March 2014, apply to residential settings, such as houses, apartments, and residential care facilities like assisted … Continue reading

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer: Treasurer Lockyer Announces $75.3 Million of Grants to Expand Community-Based Mental Health Crisis Care Grants will fund 827 beds, mobile crisis teams

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer Bill Lockyer today announced approval of $75.3 million of grants that will strengthen California’s mental health crisis care system by adding 827 residential and crisis stabilization beds, and providing 39 vehicles and 60 staff for mobile support teams. “This funding will significantly improve California’s mental health care system by strengthening community-based … Continue reading

California Health Report: The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

By Jessica Portner As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents. In L.A. County, 175,000 applications for the Medi-Cal program, which was expanded under the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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