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

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: 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

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

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 Healthline: Penalty Checks Arriving for Late Hearings

by David Gorn Wednesday, July 24, 2013   State penalty checks for some people in the Community-Based Adult Services program have begun to arrive in the mail, but a consumer advocacy group said yesterday that cashing those checks could have unintended consequences. “Medi-Cal benefits are not affected in any way. But some people could lose SSI … Continue reading

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