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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…

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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…

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Medical Marijuana and the California Workplace: The Blunt Truth About Testing Employees for Marijuana

By Jeffrey Daitz and Jacqueline Voronov, Hall Booth Smith on behalf of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting company- an approved and preferred insurance provider of LeadingAge California Members Although cannabis remains a federally illegal substance, in many states across the country, including California, marijuana is legal for medical purposes and recreational use. Read More…