Half a Loaf on SLS & Respite 5.82%

November 25, 2015 – DDS sent a memo to Regional Centers that, effective December 1, it would begin paying the budgeted 5.82% rate increase to…

CMS Letter on State Transition Plan

November 16, 2015 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a six-page letter to the California Department of Health Care Services identifying…

2015-16 National Core Indicators

November 10, 2015 – The NASDDDS and HSRI have released their newest report on 2015-2016 National Core Indicators on home and community-based services.

State and Feds Agree on Medi-Cal Funding

November 1, 2015 The Department of Healthcare Services and CMS have reached “a conceptual agreement” on renewal of California’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver, for $6.2 billion,…

2015 Bills Signed

November 1, 2015 CDSA sponsored or cosponsored five bills in 2015, and the Governor signed four of them into law.  They will go into effect…

No MCO Tax Will Result in Cuts

November 1, 2015 If the Legislature’s Second Extraordinary Session doesn’t produce an MCO tax, the Governor’s budget for 2016-17 will include $1.1 billion in cuts…

November 13 for Overtime

November 1, 2015 At the DS Task Force Meeting, Secretary Diana Dooley the issue of implementing overtime for care providers, saying that the state regards…