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CA Health Network Alert - California Releases Draft of HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment

(09/23/2014)  New federal regulations set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in environments that are non-institutional in nature. It is not enough that a Medicaid HCBS consumer is not living in an institution — …

CCI Advocates Alert – September 18, 2014 (PDF)

The CCI Advocates Alert is a biweekly summary of changes, on-the-ground reports, advocacy tips, and resources regarding California’s Coordinated Care Initiative.

Health Network Alert - WEBINAR: Conflict-Free Case Management: Themes in States Working to Implement New Systems

Free Webinar When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2-3PM EDT September 30, 2015 marks the statutory deadline for states that received funding under the Balancing Incentive Payments Program (BIPP) to make significant changes to how they fund long-term services and supports … Continue reading

Events - WEBINAR: Medicare Marketing Guidelines and Cal MediConnect

Free Webinar When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11 AM – 12 PM PDT To prevent marketing abuses, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has very specific guidelines that Medicare plans must follow when marketing their products These general … Continue reading

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert: Making Up for Lost Time: Addressing Problems in California’s Assisted Living System

(09/08/2014)  Across the country, assisted living facilities now house and provide services for residents with significant care needs, a noticeable change from 30 years ago, when California adopted its quality standards. Although California has made some adjustments, the system overall …

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert: How to Make Sure the Home Care Rule Helps, Not Harms

(09/05/2014)  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a new rule governing home care services for people with disabilities and seniors. This rule may impact some of your state’s long term care programs, particularly your state’s “consumer-directed” programs. Consumers …

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert – Person Centered Service Planning in Managed LTSS: What’s Needed

(08/26/2014)  Person-centered planning is critical to the well-being of consumers of long-term services and supports. It works by identifying the strengths preferences, needs, and desired outcomes of the individual. In order for person-centeredness to be more than an empty slogan, …

Health Network Alert - WEBINAR: Community-Based Settings and the New Medicaid HCBS Standards: Views from the States, 6 Months In

Free Webinar When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014  2-3 PM EDT On March 15, 2014, the new federal home and community-based services (HCBS) rule went into effect, and the countdown clock for states to craft a transition plan began running. Six … Continue reading

Health Network Alert - Health Network Alert – Majority of Seniors Will Need Long-Term Care

(08/25/2014)  We need to address the nation’s current and future long term care financial crisis. Few seniors who are not considered poor are prepared to pay for the costs of long-term care. No one should have to become poor to …

CCI Advocates Alert – August 21, 2014 (PDF)

The CCI Advocates Alert is a biweekly summary of changes, on-the-ground reports, advocacy tips, and resources regarding California’s Coordinated Care Initiative.