Skilled Nursing

AFL Released on Forms 612 & 530 for Staffing Audits

The California Department of Public Health has issues AFL 20-01 on January 6, 2020 reminding SNFs that the “Census and Direct Care Service Housing Per Patient Day” (CDPH Form 612) and “Nursing Staffing Assignment and Sign-in Sheet (DHPPD Salaried/Dual Role/Nurse Assistant) (CDPH Form 530) must be used to document DHPPD. Effective July 1, 2020 CDPH Read More…

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Governor Gavin Newsom Proposes to Reform Nursing Home Reimbursement Methodology, Emphasizes Housing, 2020-2021 State Budget Proposal

On Friday, January 10, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his state budget proposal for 2020-21, which largely continues to reflect his administration’s commitments to invest in Medi-Cal, behavioral health care and short-and long-term housing solutions for homeless persons and those at risk of homelessness.  The $222.2 billion proposal is 2.3% larger than last year’s budget and Read More…

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Now Accepting Entries for Innovation Challenge Award

LeadingAge California is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Innovation Showcase Challenge Award. The award encourages organizations with best practices in service delivery or technology that improve the well-being of older adults to compete to win cash prizes and raise the visibility of a provider organization or business. Highlights:• $10,000 cash prize to the 1st place Read More…

HCBS Life Plan/CCRC Skilled Nursing

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule May Impact State Provider Tax Exemptions for CCRCs

On November 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the proposed rule, “Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation” (MFAR) which would make sweeping changes for Medicaid financing for state nursing homes and hospitals. The most significant change is to the use of provider taxes. The article below provided by LeadingAge’s Director of Home & Read More…

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DHCS Proposes Significant Changes to Medi-Cal Service Delivery

By Brenda Klüz, Senior Policy Consultant, LeadingAge California DHCS has released a proposal that makes sweeping changes to the way that Medi-Cal services are delivered – California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal initiative (CalAIM).  A snapshot of what this could mean for LeadingAge California members and communities includes: Moving all SNF, ICF-DD/H, ICF-DDN and pediatric/adult subacute Read More…

General Interest

Welcome New Member: Society for the Blind

Society for the Blind was founded in 1954 and today serves 27 counties in northern California. Our primary programming teaches individuals with vision loss how to carry out activities of daily living, provides training in professional/employment related skills, and offers support and guidance to adjust to living without eyesight. Core Blindness Skills focus on four Read More…

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Governor Newsom signs legislation to help build the Master Plan for Aging

Governor Gavin Newsom finished off the legislative session by signing SB 228 (Jackson) to support the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging. The legislation builds on his earlier executive order which will help prepare California for the approaching aging crisis. Specifically, the bill provides the California Department of Aging with tools to effectively implement Read More…