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JUN 25, 2015 | California Healthline
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MAR 31, 2015 | California Healthline
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CalDuals Outreach Update
SSI Restoration Act
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act of 2015, which was introduced in Congress on May 19, 2015, is gaining traction in both the Senate and the House. Visionary leaders in Congress are stepping up and showing their commitment to taking the first step to reduce senior poverty in our lifetimes. Every time another lawmaker signs on, it fuels our push to get additional Senators and Representatives from both parties behind this effort.
There are currently ten Senators and more than 30 Representatives signed on as cosponsors.
The Act, if passed, will make much needed updates to this crucial safety net program that has seen few changes since it was signed into law in 1972.
Now is a good time for your Senators and Representatives to hear from you.
For more information on the Act and what it would do, click here. If you donít see the lawmakers who represent you on this list, call or write and ask Senators to sign on to S 1387 and House members to sign on to HR 2442 today. Find your Representative and your Senators here. No time to write a letter? Feel free to use the sample letter we created, which can be downloaded here .
The Dual Eligible Demonstrations at Five: Justice in Aging Toolkit on Design and Implementation
JUL 28, 2015 | Outreach and Enrollment Materials in States Implementing a Demonstration | SOURCE: Justice in Aging
On Thursday, weíll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day that two of the most successful anti-poverty programs became law: Medicare and Medicaid. Today, over 10 million low-income individuals, known as dual eligibles, receive care and services under both programs. In 2010, under a provision of The Affordable Care Act (Pub. Law 111-148, Section 2602), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new office to focus exclusively coordinating the two programs. The new entity, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, began working with states across the country to better align Medicare and Medicaid benefits through state-run dual eligible demonstrations.
Five years later, states and CMS are in the early stages of evaluating the demonstrations and also looking at mid-course corrections and improvements based on experiences to-date. At the same time, advocates and policymakers are contemplating future health care delivery system reforms, as part of a broader reform effort to pay for value and outcomes, instead of volume.
To contribute to these efforts, Justice in Aging has created a toolkit of design and implementation resources. The toolkit consists of:
New Version of 20 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them Just Released
Family Caregiving Report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update, Now Available
California Adult Day Services State Advocacy Fund
URGENT HELP NEEDED TO REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $45,000 BY AUG 31
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California State Budget
ASSEMBLYMEMBER LEVINE PROPOSES FUNDING FIXES FOR VITAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) introduced legislation to close a funding gap for Medi-Cal and other vital health services, bringing a needed solution to the legislative extraordinary session on health funding.
This fix would preserve $1.1 billion in federal matching funds that were threatened after the federal government rejected a sales tax on Medi-Cal plans that California had previously used to provide its share of Medicaid funding. Resolving the problem is vital to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. AB 4 (Levine) 2nd Ext. also provides needed funding for in-home support services and developmental services. M O R E---
CAADS Submits Comments on DHCS' Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs Concept Paper Version 2.0
California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. CAADS was the first state association formed in the United States for the purpose of advancing adult day services. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
A nationally recognized leader in the field of aging, the Association is governed by the CAADS Board of Directors and provides timely information, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, education, and networking opportunities for its members. CAADS members agree to abide by the Association's Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Anti-trust Policy.
The CAADS Members Only page features information and technical assistance specific to Adult Day Services:
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. Its mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers.
NINA M. NOLCOX SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Alliance for Leadership and Education (ALE), a subsidiary of CAADS, has established the Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship Fund to inspire nurse leaders in the community.
Application is open to ADHC and ADP Nurses (LVN or RN licensed staff) working in CAADS Member Centers. Application Deadline: 5 PM August 17, 2015.
NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)
CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.
Three representatives from California currently serve on the NADSA Board of Directors:
CARING FOR A VETERAN?
For help, call the VA Caregiver Support Line (toll-free):
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 11 PM (EST) || Sat 10:30 AM - 6 PM (EST)
TO REPORT FRAUD AND ABUSE
Call DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline:
The call is free and you can remain anonymous.
Lydia Missaelides, MHA
California Association for Adult Day Services
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Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI/Cal MediConnect)
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Orange County Register
Assemblymember Marc Levine, District 10
Your Money, Your Life
Marin Adult Day Health Care