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CCI / CAL MEDICONNECT
Recap of April 2015 CCI Stakeholder Call
Based on suggestions we received from stakeholders, the April 22nd call included updates on enrollment and a discussion on reasons beneficiaries who have previously opted out of Cal MediConnect should consider joining a Cal MediConnect plan. MORE
CBAS HCB SETTINGS RULES
The May 19, 2015 CBAS HCB Settings Stakeholder Webinar included the release of the Draft CBAS HCB Settings Transition Plan and opening of the public comment period which will last until June 22, 2015. The California Department of Aging (CDA) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provided a review of the Draft Plan, discussed the public comment process, answered questions, and addressed public comments raised at that time.
CMS Issues Updated 2015 Spousal Impoverishment Standards
When an individual on Medicaid needs a nursing home level of care, the spouse at home in the community needs enough income to continue living in the community. Medicaid rules protect a certain amount of the couple’s income for the living of expenses of the spouse at home through spousal impoverishment standards.
CMS recently issued 2015 updates to the spousal impoverishment standards, which are adjusted annually in accordance with changes in the Supplemental Security Income federal benefit and the Consumer Price Index.
The 2015 amounts are found here. Note that the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) and the Community Spouse Monthly Housing Allowance are effective July 1, 2015. Other amounts have an effective date of January 1, 2015.
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CALIFORNIA ADULT DAY SERVICES STATE ADVOCACY FUND
Dual Eligible Beneficiaries
Financial Ratios Study
2015 STUDY OF FINANCIAL RATIOS AS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
CARF International is conducting a 2015 study to highlight the concept of “Financial Ratios as Performance Indicators” to the field of Adult Day Services. If your organization is an Adult Day Services provider, this is your invitation to participate in this unique, exciting annual study that began in 2010.
There is no charge for your participation in this study. CARF has partnered with Mr. Jeff Boland, of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, LLP to assist with the study, and he is required to maintain confidentiality of any information disclosed for the purpose of the study. Jeff is a representative of CARF’s Financial Advisory Panel (FAP) and has presented the results of the last five studies at the NADSA Annual Conferences in 2010-2014. For more information on the FAP’s role related to accreditation, see www.carf.org and type “FAP” in the search field located in the upper left corner of our website.
In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS DELAY OF ENTIRE NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME REGULATIONS FOR HOME CARE WORKERS UNTIL JAN 15 HEARING IN WASHINGTON, DC
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 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.
NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NADSA)
CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.
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