California Healthline: Governor Rejects Adult Day Health Bill; Future of Senior Program Now Up in Air

by David Gorn On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill to codify Community Based Adult Services as a Medi-Cal benefit and continue offering it as a benefit into the future. The state has attempted to eliminate adult day health care in the past. The CBAS program, serving some of the oldest, most frail Californians … Continue reading

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

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 Healthline: Adult Day Centers Still Struggling

by David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau   It has been a tough couple of years for Moli Steinert, executive director of Stepping Stone, a collection of four facilities in San Francisco that tends to some of the most frail and elderly people in the city. Many of her clients are monolingual Chinese speakers or … Continue reading

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 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

California Healthline: Assembly Bill Would Keep Adult Day Program Going

by David Gorn It was a watershed moment for state officials and senior health advocates in March, 2012 when California launched the Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) program, borne of a lawsuit settlement. It was an effort that calmed political waters and dealt with the 35,000 frail and elderly Californians who had been part of the … Continue reading

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