Skilled Nursing

Deadline for Patient Needs and Workforce Shortage Waivers is April 1, 2020

SNFs seeking a waiver from CNA staffing requirements due to a workforce shortage or patient need must submit waiver applications by April 1, 2020. The full text of AFL 20-03 can be found here: The application filing period for PNW and WSW is open from January 1st, 2020 through April 1st, 2020. The online application Read More…

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…