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…

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…