Will your dual eligible patients lose their adult day healthcare benefits?
Join CMA for a Free Webinar on September 26, 2012, 12:15pm–1:15pm
You are all encouraged to attend an important webinar about a new program for dual eligibles called Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS). The webinar, presented by CMA and the Department of Health Care Services, takes place this Wednesday, September 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The webinar is free to all attendees.
Effective April 1, 2012, the CBAS program was established under California’s "Bridge to Reform" 1115 Medicaid waiver. CBAS is an outpatient, facility-based program that delivers skilled nursing care, skilled social services, skilled therapies, personal care, meals, transportation and caregiver training and support. The state established CBAS as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) providers to prevent elimination of ADHC as a Medi-Cal benefit.
The majority of CBAS beneficiaries are dually eligible for Medi-Cal and Medicare. Under the terms of the settlement, most beneficiaries will have to enroll into a Medi-Cal managed care plan to get the CBAS benefit. DHCS presenters will discuss the CBAS transition and how it relates to the "Coordinated Care Initiative." Under the Coordinated Care Initiative, starting in 2013, DHCS will pilot a duals demonstration program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in eight counties – Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo and Santa Clara.
DHCS has worked to educate beneficiaries about how to enroll in a Medi-Cal managed care plan to keep their CBAS benefit. Despite these efforts, a large number of beneficiaries have opted to remain in Medi-Cal fee-for-service, which means they will no longer be eligible for CBAS benefits.
Join us for this important webinar and learn how you can help to ensure that your patients do not lose these valuable benefits.
Please register now for this important webinar, presented by DHCS.