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In-Home Supportive Services Coalition
Consumers, Providers and Advocates Working Together to Protect and Improve California's Home Care since 2002.

The IHSS Coalition is a group comprised of stakeholders in the California IHSS program. A diversity of perspectives is represented in our coalition: consumer, worker, advocacy, and program administration. Our common goals are maintaining necessary funding for the program, and working together to improve the home care system in a manner that will make it more functional for all.

IHSS is an essential, cost-effective program that allows seniors and people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. It prevents unnecessary institutionalization, allows families to stay together, and helps provide dignity for consumers of the program by letting them remain in their own communities.

Coalition members stand united in their opposition to the cuts in service and oppressive new requirements for consumers and careproviders that have been inflicted as a result of the latest budgets.  Our resolve to keep home care services and funding intact will not be swayed. 

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For the fourth year in a row, the IHSS Coalition website has received generous donations from the staff at Diversified Insurance Management of Plano, TX that will cover the website's operational costs for 2014. In addition, our website designer and maintenance guru Michael Russell was also kind enough to donate his annual update fee to the coalition. They all have our utmost appreciation for their kind gifts.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

CCI MONTHLY STAKEHOLDER UPDATE

Wednesday, April 23  12:00 noon-1:00pm

Pre-register for conference call here.

 
The IHSS Coalition and its members have a history of effective, high-profile public events that convey to legislators and the general public the true values of California's unique, progressive, and cost-effective home care system.  The message from these events is powerful because it represents all stakeholders--consumers, careproviders, advocates and program administration.
 

 

OF HIGHEST IMPORTANCE:

CDSS RELEASES DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING 7% REDUCTION IN IHSS CONSUMER SERVICE HOURS EFFECTIVE 7/1/14; THIS CUT REPLACES THE 8% REDUCTION THAT HAS BEEN IN PLACE, MEANING CONSUMERS WILL SEE A 1% INCREASE; IHSS COALITION MEMBERS ARE REVIEWING DRAFT ACL LANGUAGE FOR SUGGESTIONS

View draft ACL.

VIEW THE 4/1/14 CCI ENROLLMENT TIMELINE BY COUNTY AND POPULATION HERE.

IHSS COALITION SUBMITS LETTER OPPOSING PROPOSED LEGISLATION, ASSEMBLY BILL 2641 (PATTERSON)

View coalition letter.

STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL HAS WRITTEN A PARTICULARLY INCITEFUL EDITORIAL ON GOVERNOR BROWN'S PROPOSED CAP ON CAREPROVIDER OVERTIME

View editorial.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) REGARDING AVAILABILITY OF NEW INFORMATIONAL VIDEO PROVIDING A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE IHSS PROGRAM AND ITS VARIOUS COMPONENTS, INCLUDING DETAILS OF ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

View ACIN I-08-14.

View CDSS webpage with informational videos.

DHCS AND CDSS RELEASE PROPOSED TRAILER BILL LANGUAGE DEALING WITH CAPS ON OVERTIME HOURS TO BE REQUIRED BY NEW FEDERAL LABOR LAW

View proposed trailer bill.

IHSS COALITION SUBMITS LETTER TO ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE #1 REGARDING 7% ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUT IN HOURS AND PROPOSED CAP ON WORKER HOURS

View coalition letter.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE ARC HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF ADVOCACY; VIEW THEIR WEEKLY MEMO FOR THEIR LATEST PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

View The Arc memo for the week of April 14.

DHCS AND MANAGED CARE SUBCONTRACTORS ARE NOTIFIED BY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS OF ADA REQUIREMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND ALTERNATE FORMATS

View joint memo from DRC, DREDF and NSCLC.

LEGISLATIVE ANALYST OFFICE (LAO) HAS RELEASED THEIR ANALYSIS OF THE 2014-15 HUMAN SERVICES BUDGET, INCLUDING IHSS

View the LAO human services budget overview.

OBTAIN MEETING MATERIALS FROM THE MOST RECENT QUARTERLY CCI STAKEHOLDER MEETING HERE.

FACT SHEETS FOR THE FIRST EIGHT COUNTIES TO ENACT THE COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE (CAL MEDICONNECT) CAN BE FOUND ON OUR MANAGED CARE PAGE HERE.

VIDEO COVERAGE OF THE FEBRUARY 6 JOINT INFORMATIONAL HEARING ON THE COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING HERE.

ATTORNEY GENERAL HARRIS AND SECRETARY OF STATE BOWEN HAVE PREPARED THE OFFICIAL TITLE AND PURPOSE OF THE SEIU-UHW BALLOT INITIATIVE FOR 2014 ELECTION THAT WOULD REQUIRE 75 HOURS OF TRAINING FOR IHSS CAREPROVIDERS; LEGISLATIVE ANALYST OFFICE ESTIMATES COST TO STATE AT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, WITH ONLY SOME OFFSET FROM FEDERAL FUNDS; IMPACT ON CONSUMERS AND FAMILY MEMBER PROVIDERS STILL UNDISCUSSED

View assigned title and purpose summary.

View ballot initiative text.

View LAO report on ballot initiative to state attorney general.

View position paper on ballot initiative by Senior & Disability Action.

CDSS RELEASES DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING CCI CARE COORDINATION TEAMS; COALITION MEMBERS SUBMIT COMMENTS ON DRAFT (THANK YOU ANNA RICH)

View draft ACL.

View CDSS invitation letter.

View IHSS Coalition response.

GOVERNOR BROWN HAS RELEASED HIS STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR (2014-15)

View governor's 2014-15 budget summary.

View Disability Rights California response.

View union response regarding overtime provision.

View SCAN Foundation fact sheet on impact of budget on seniors and people with disabilities.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY LETTERS (ACL) REGARDING CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AGENCIES AND AGENCIES PREVIOUSLY UNDER CONTRACT TO PROVIDE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (IHSS) WITH A MANAGED CARE HEALTH PLAN (MCHP) UNDER THE COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE (CCI)

View ACL 14-02 regarding certification for new agencies.

View ACL 14-03 regarding automatically qualified agencies.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) OF CCI VOLUNTARY PROVIDER TRAINING CURRICULUM

View ACIN I-76-13.

View CDSS web page with available training resources.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) NOTIFYING COUNTY WELFARE OFFICES OF REVISED EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT FORMS FOR 2013.

View ACIN I-73-13.

AS EXPECTED, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED SEPT. 17 THAT MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME PROTECTIONS WOULD BE EXTENDED TO NATION'S TWO MILLION HOMECARE WORKERS; NEW REGULATIONS DON'T GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL 1/1/2015, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TIME FOR FAMILIES AND MEDICARE SERVICES TO PREPARE; DEPT. OF LABOR LAUNCHES CORRESPONDING WEBSITE FOR INFO; GOVERNOR ESTIMATES STATE COST AT $150 MILLION ANNUALLY

Visit U.S. Dept. of Labor website on new regulations.

View New York Times article.

View Los Angeles times article.

View press release from labor unions.

View U.S. Labor Dept. final rule.

View U.S. Labor Dept. final rule fact sheet.

View NELP fact sheet.

AS OF 9/3/13, LOS ANGELES COUNTY HAS BEGUN UTILIZING A NEW PAYROLL SYSTEM WHICH USES NEW TIMESHEETS; OUR PARTNERS AT PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES COUNCIL (PASC) HAVE DOCUMENTS, TRAINING AND VIDEO TO ASSIST CONSUMERS AND PROVIDERS ON HOW TO CORRECTLY PREPARE THEM

View PASC webpage on new IHSS timesheets.

STATE AGENGIES CO-SPONSOR STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR MANY STATE SERVICE RECIPIENTS

View CDSS webpage on assessment tool.

View current assessment tool.

OUR PARTNERS AT NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER (NSCLC), IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION & DEFENSE FUND (DREDF) HAVE RELEASED AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE "ADVOCATE'S GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA'S COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE"; CO-AUTHORED BY COALITION MEMBER ANNA RICH, THE LATEST VERSION REFLECTS RECENT CCI UPDATES

View/download Sept. 2013 CCI advocate's guide.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES (DHCS) ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDI-CAL PROVIDER FEE REDUCTION AFTER NINTH CIRCUIT COURT CLEARS THE WAY

View DHCS notice.

CDSS HAS RELEASED TWO DOCUMENTS TO BRIEF LEGISLATORS ON THE PROGRESS OF CMIPS-II IMPLEMENTATION

View CMIPS-II status report summary.

View CMIPS-II status fact sheet.

CMIPS II COMMITTEE HAS ANNOUNCED ADJUSTMENT IN SCHEDULE OF CMIPS II IMPLEMENTATION

View announcement letter.

A USEFUL POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE NEW IHSS TIMESHEET PROCESS HAS BEEN PREPARED BY DSS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES COUNCIL (PASC) AND SEIU; THIS SUPPLEMENTS CDSS TRAINING VIDEO

View timesheet info guide.

View CMIPS II timesheet training video.

DHCS RELEASES DRAFT ENROLLMENT MATERIALS FOR ELIGIBLE CAL MEDICONNECT BENEFICIARIES

View Cal Duals summary.

View draft Cal MediConnect enrollment notices.

View draft Cal MediConnect Health Plan Guide.

View comment template.

CDSS AND DHCS REACH AGREEMENT TO RESOLVE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS INVOLVING IHSS SERVICE REDUCTIONS; PRESENT 3.6% CUTS INCREASED TO 8% EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013 AND WILL DECREASE TO 7% ON JULY 1, 2014; DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA (DRC) OFFERS A HELPFUL GUIDE TO INFORM CONSUMERS AND PROVIDERS ON THE DETAILS OF THE RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED SERVICE HOUR REDUCTIONS

View notice of settlement agreement.

View settlement agreement.

View order granting final approval of settlement.

View joint DHCS/CDSS press release.

View litigant's press release.

View news article.

View DRC info guide.

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE/MEDICAID SERVICES ENTER INTO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES REGARDING COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE;

View MOU.

View MOU fact sheet.

View NSCLC summary.

GENWORTH HAS RELEASED THEIR 2013 COST OF CARE SURVEY, WHICH EXAMINES COST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HOME CARE PROVIDERS, ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES,
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AND NURSING HOMES

View national data.

View data for California.

CUHW FINALIZES AN AGREEMENT WITH HUMBOLDT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGARDING PAY AND BENEFITS FOR 1,400 CAREPROVIDERS

View news article.

View General Counsel's complaint.

View complete fact-finding report.

View resolution by Eureka City Council supporting wage increase.

CDSS HAS RELEASED "IHSS UNIFORM STATEWIDE PROTOCOLS FOR PROGRAM INTEGRITY ACTIVITIES"; DOCUMENT WAS THE FOCUS OF A DECEMBER 10 TELECONFERENCE FOR STAKEHOLDERS

View program integrity document.

View IHSS Coalition response to document and process.

CDSS ISSUES LETTERS TO COUNTIES PROVIDING AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE REFUNDED AS A RESULT OF INCREASED FEDERAL FUNDING FROM COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE OPTION

View CFCO letters to counties 1-24.

View CFCO letters to counties 25-58.

ANOTHER BREACH OF SECURITY INVOLVING CAREPROVIDERS' PERSONAL DATA HAS OCCURED; IN THE COURSE OF POSTING INFORMATION REGARDING EXPANSION OF MEDI-CAL SERVICES IN 25 COUNTIES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OF CAREPROVIDERS WERE INADVERTENTLY POSTED ON A PUBLIC WEBSITE (INFO ON PREVIOUS INCIDENT NOW VIEWABLE HERE ).

View notification letter from DHCS.

View notification letter for all county welfare directors from CDSS.

View frequently asked questions (FAQs) document.

View list of counties affected (thank you CAPA).

View CDSS document showing IHSS data shared with managed-care health plans.

View KCRA story and video

CDSS RELEASES FINAL REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING IHSS PROGRAM INTEGRITY/FRAUD PREVENTION; CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT DRAFT VERSION NOT BEING DISTRIBUTED TO WORKGROUP MEMBERS BEFORE RELEASE

View CDSS report and recommendations.

View announcement letter.

LEGISLATIVE ANALYST OFFICE RELEASES WEBLINK CONTAINING SUMMARY AND UPDATE OF IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF CHANGES TO IHSS PROGRAM SINCE 2009-10 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

View LAO weblink on IHSS.

 

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LATEST CDSS DOCS:  Visit/bookmark CDSS website.  View/download IHSS program overview.

CDSS RELEASES DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING RELEASE OF NEW IHSS QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANUAL

View draft ACL.

View draft QA/QI manual.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) TO PROVIDE COUNTIES WITH FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON ASSESSING AND DOCUMENTING UNMET NEEDS OF IHSS CONSUMERS

View ACL 13-66.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) TO PROVIDE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR THE UNIFORM STATEWIDE PROTOCOLS FOR PROGRAM INTEGRITY ACTIVITIES IN THE IHSS PROGRAM

View ACL 13-83.

CDSS RELEASES ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) INFORMING COUNTIES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF TEMPORARY 8% CUTS TO IHSS SERVICE HOURS RESULTING FROM FEDERAL COURT SETTLEMENT AND MANDATED IN SENATE BILL 67

View ACL 13-47.

CDSS RELEASES DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) TO PROVIDE COUNTIES WITH CLARIFICATION ON DOCUMENTATION OF UNMET NEEDS OF IHSS CONSUMERS

View draft ACL.

View IHSS Coalition response letter.

CDSS HAS RELEASED A REVISED DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING IMPLEMENTING UNIFORM STATEWIDE PROTOCOLS FOR PROGRAM INTEGRITY ACTIVITIES AFTER SUBSTANTIAL FEEDBACK ON THEIR EARLIER DRAFT

View revised draft ACL.

View sample Notice of Action (NOA) form.

View first draft ACL.

View CAPA comments.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) INFORMING COUNTIES OF NEW CARRIER FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE AND REVISED CLAIMS PROCEDURES

View ACL 13-50.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) INFORMING COUNTIES OF RECIPIENT/PROVIDER TRAINING VIDEOS TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH, CHINESE AND ARMENIAN

View ACIN I-32-13.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) NOTIFYING COUNTIES OF UPDATED PROCESS FOR REQUESTING DUPLICATE PROVIDER PAYCHECKS

View ACIN I-30 13.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) ACCOMPANYING REVISED VERSION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT QUARTERLY ACTIVITIES REPORT

View ACL 13-23.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) TO NOTIFY COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

View ACIN.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) DEALING WITH NEW AND REVISED RECIPIENT AND PROVIDER FORMS, NOTICE OF ACTION TEMPLATES, AND NOTICE OF ACTION MESSAGES FOR USE WITH CASE MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION & PAYROLLING SYSTEM II (CMIPS II)

View ACL 12-55.

INFORMATION SHEET ON NEWEST VERSION OF CASE MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION, AND PAYROLL SYSTEM (CMIPS II) AND SCHEDULE OF COUNTY ROLL-OUT

View CMIPS II fact sheet.

View sample timecard.

DRAFT REGULATION DOCUMENTS REGARDING PROVIDER ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, APPLICATION TIME FRAME, AND HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

View draft provider enrollment regulations.

View draft amendments to application regulations.

View draft health care certification regulations.

View CAPA compilation of coalition comments.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) PROVIDING GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL EXCEPTIONS FOR EXCLUSIONARY CRIMES FOR IHSS PROVIDERS

View ACL on exclusionary crimes.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) PROVIDING PROGRAM POLICY FOR THE NEW CMIPS II SYSTEM

View ACL on CMIPS II.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) REGARDING PUBLIC OUTREACH NOTICES TO IHSS CONSUMERS AND PROVIDERS ABOUT TRANSITION FROM LEGACY CMIPS TIMESHEETS TO CMIPS II TIMESHEETS

View ACIN.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE REGARDING RESTORATION OF 3.6 CONSUMER SERVICE HOURS CUT IN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET

View ACIN.

DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING NEW ACCESS FORMS NECESSARY TO ACCESS UPCOMING CMIPS II SYSTEM

View draft ACL.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF PROVIDER TERMINATION DUE TO PAYROLL INACTIVITY

View ACIN.

View provider notification form.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING NEW IHSS FRAUD DATA REPORTING FORM, INSTRUCTIONS AND REPORTING TIMELINE

View ACL.

DRAFT ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR EXCEPTION PROCESS FOR CRIMES EXCLUDING EMPLOYMENT BY IHSS PROVIDERS

View draft ACL.

View general exception flowchart.

View general exception manual.

View CDCAN overview.

DRAFT ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) TO PROVIDE CLARIFICATION ON RESPONSIBILITIES FOR RECEIVING AND PROCESSING NEW IHSS APPLICATIONS

View draft ACIN.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) NOTIFYING COUNTIES OF NEWLY REVISED IHSS PROVIDER ORIENTATION MATERIALS

View ACIN.

COUNTY FISCAL LETTER (CFL) CLARIFYING CLAIMING INSTRUCTIONS FOR IHSS COUNTY ANTI-FRAUD PLANS

View CFL.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) REGARDING CHANGE TO PROVIDER DIRECT DEPOSIT ELIGIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL REGULATIONS

View ACIN.

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION NOTICE (ACIN) REGARDING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IHSS PROVIDERS

View ACIN.

ALL-COUNTY LETTER (ACL) REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF SENATE BILL 930

View ACL.

 

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See statewide provider enrollment data (as of 9/3/11) here.

See CAPA summary of lawsuits related to IHSS (updated 1/18/13) here.

See information on volunteer corps formed in response to need for IHSS appeals here.

See recent media coverage of events relevant to IHSS here.

 
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