ACL 14-76: Implementation Of Provisions Of Senate Bills 855 And 873 Relating To The IHSS And Waiver Personal Care Services Programs (10/8/14)

Instructions on the AB 855 and SB 873 limit on the number of authorized hours providers in the IHSS and and Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS) programs are permitted to work in a workweek.  The letter provides information and instructions for…

ACL 14-68: IHSS Advance Pay And Provider Enrollment Requirements (11/3/14)

Instructions on the prohibition of using Advance Pay money to pay Individual Providers who have not completed the IHSS provider enrollment process and have not enrolled as IHSS providers, and a review of the time sheet rules.  The Advance Pay…

ACL 14-53: IHSS Overpayment Recoveries (9/23/14)

Reviews the details of the “before and after” scenarios of Overpayment recoveries, now that counties no longer get a percentage of the recovered funds back into the county coffers. [Download]

ACIN I-35-14: Release Of The Report Of Program Integrity And Anti Fraud Efforts In The In Home Supportive Services Program For Fiscal Year (FY) 2012/13 (7/8/14)

The Notice provides the background on why the report was done, and releases the Fraud Integrity report.  (NOTE: The report doesn’t appear on-line at the link provided in the ACIN…but hopefully will soon!) [Download]

ACIN I-31-14: Release Of The Statewide Report Of County Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Activities In The IHSS For Fiscal Year 2012/13 (6/11/14)

SB 1104 required CDSS and county welfare departments to establish a dedicated QA function to conduct routine scheduled reviews of IHSS cases. This report is the first out after conducting the review. 17,621 case reviews, resulting in about 10 percent of QA case…

ACL 14-35: One Percent Restoration In IHSS Recipients’ Total Authorized Monthly Service Hours Pursuant To Senate Bill (SB) 67  (4/27/14)

Implementing the Oster settlement, reducing the 8% IHSS cut down to a 7% cut.  [Download]

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…