ACIN I-08-14: Release Of IHSS Informational Video: IHSS Program Services And Assessment (1/29/14)

Announcing the release of another info-vid. This one illustrates the various IHSS program services, including the assessment and authorization process, and is a continuation of the IHSS Recipient Education materials required by the Community First Choice Option.  Counties will get a copy sent…

ACIN I-13-14 : Implementation Of The New Statewide Minimum Wage (2/18/14)

The new minimum wage will impact IHSS provider rates.  The minimum wage for all industries will go up to $9.00 effective July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour after January 1, 2016.Counties with an IHSS provider wage less than…

ACL 14-02: Coordinated Care Initiative–Certification Requirements For Agencies To Contract With A Managed Care Health Plan For The Provision Of IHSS (1/22/14)

Info on how to become certified by CDSS as a Qualified Agency to be able to contract. Qualified Agencies may provide IHSS to recipient who: 1) have been determined to be unable to function as the employer of the provider due to dementia, cognitive impairment,…

ACIN I-76-13: Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) – Voluntary Provider Training Curriculum (12/27/13)

WIC Section 12330 required that DSS meet with stakeholders to develop a voluntary IHSS provider training “that addresses issues of consistency, accountability, and increased quality of care.”  This Notice releases the training, which is a compilation of training resources that…

ACL 13-105: Updated Guidance On County Submission Of Annual Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Plans (12/24/13)

County instructions to meet the requirement for an annual IHSS Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Plan.  The state will be issuing instructions later on the creation of a County Policy and Procedures site, where the “static” plan components set out in ACIN…

IHSS regulations for comment: Due 12/4/13

IHSS Minor Recipients Living with Parents, ORD No. 0113-01 The public comment period for this package will close on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm. IHSS Health Care Certification, ORD No. 1212-09 The public comment period for this package will…

ACIN I-66-13: Webinar On The Uniform Statewide Protocols For Program Integrity Activities In The IHSS Program (10/4/13)

Announcing the availability of Webinars and classroom training for county IHSS program integrity staff to provide training and technical assistance to implement the Statewide Protocols for IHSS Program Integrity Activities (fraud home visits).  For staff only, part of the training required…

ACL 13-83: Implementation Of The Uniform Statewide Protocols For Program Integrity Activities In The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program (9/27/13)

The new IHSS anti-fraud protocols.  Although some info on staff training and provider communications, the main thrust is on home visits. Random home visits are prohibited, but otherwise home visits are specifically sanctioned “to ensure that the services authorized are…

ACL 13-66: Documented Unmet Need (9/30/13)

Instructions/reminder about documenting unmet needs, and how that works with the IHSS cuts.  “Documented unmet need” is a recipient’s total hours for non-Protective Supervision IHHS that are in excess of the statutory maximum.  The Unmet need is supposed to be…

ACL 13-53: Clarification Regarding The Primary Point Of Contact For Information Regarding Payroll And Other Program Related Questions About The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program And The Implementation Of CMIPSII (6/26/13)

With the implementation of the CMIPS II, counties have seen an increase in call volumes and questions from providers and recipients related to payroll processing in the new system.  CDSS recognizes that the implementation of the new system will cause…