A fascinating research article published in the May issue of Health Affairs reports that nursing homes that are frequently bought and sold by nursing home chains are plagued by low quality.
A recent story from the Associated Press, national scope of illegal nursing home evictions, typically centered on residents who are considered “difficult” or residents with families who demand good care.
AB 2104, a bill authored by Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh (D-Encino) passed the Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 18-0 last week.
SAN FRANCISCO: AB 2104, a bill authored by Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh (D-Encino) passed the Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 18-0 last week.
In this Issue
- SB 33 (Hernandez) – Medi-Cal Recovery Reform! Act Now
- Sacramento Bee Reports Shifting Population in California Nursing Homes Creates ‘Dangerous Mix’
- Updated 2016 Aged & Disabled Medi-Cal Threshold and APPR
- Justice in Aging has Produced Two New Fact Sheets for Advocates and Consumers that Outline the Basics of Durable Medical Equipment
- Support Needed for AB 1655 (Dodd): Medi-Cal Personal Needs Allowance
- Troubling Legislation by Nursing Home Industry Moves Forward
- The Older Americans Act Finally Clears Congress
SB 33 Hernandez – Medi-Cal Recovery Reform Act Now
Funding for SB 33 – which would reform the Medi-Cal recovery program – will be heard on May 12 in the Senate Budget & fiscal Review Subcommittee #3 Please send letters of support to:Senator Holly Mitchell and Senator Bill MonningState Capitol, Room 5019Sacramento, CA 95814SB 33 would limit Medi-Cal recovery for those who are 55+ years of age to only what is required by federal law, and eliminate optional recovery for other services; eliminate recovery on surviving spouses’ estates; allow hardship exemptions for homesteads of modest value; and limit the amount of interest the state can charge.