California Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Letter

August 20, 2012  – “The Legislature agreed to the difficult budget action in eliminating the optional ADHC benefit.  We did not agree with the dismantling of the services and neither did the courts.” This is the closing of an August 14 letter from the California Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee to Diana Dooley, California Secretary of Health and Human Services. The letter summarizes the multiple problems with the transition of Medi-Cal coverage for Adult Day Health Care (from optional benefit to a new program called CBAS) that are forcing centers out of business and frail participants into nursing homes. Read the Letter.