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

California Healthline: Study: Dual Eligibles Worried About April Transition to Managed Care

by David Gorn UCLA researchers yesterday released a study that shows heightened concern and confusion among California seniors and the disabled over the state’s plan to move dual eligibles — Californians eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare — into managed care plans. The duals demonstration project scheduled to start Apr. 1 is a central piece of the state’s … Continue reading

TSF: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Disconnected? Challenges of Communicating Cal MediConnect to Low-Income Older Californians

Project:  Helping Older Adults Maintain Independence Through Workable Options (HOME TWO) This policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research examines some of the challenges of communicating effectively with individuals in California who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal, and who are set to enroll in the state’s eight county managed care … Continue reading

California Healthline: CMS Eases Use of Medicaid Funds for Home-, Community-Based Care

On Friday, CMS published a final rule under the Affordable Care Act intended to encourage states to use Medicaid funds to provide home- and community-based care for older U.S. residents and those who have physical and mental disabilities, Modern Healthcarereports. According to Modern Healthcare, states previously had to apply for a waiver to use Medicaid funds for home- and … 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, Stakeholders Work To Renew Community-Based Adult Services

St. Barnabas Senior Services Adult Day Center

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

LA Care: Help Your Medi-Cal Patients Access CBAS Do you have patients who require a high level of care, but wish to remain living at home? They may be able to get assistance through  several Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that can be accessed with assistance from L.A. Care, including the Community Based Adult … Continue reading

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