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Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Most IHSS recipients receive their home care as part of their Medi-Cal benefits. Some people’s income is too high for them to qualify for full coverage of their hours, so they agree to pay a certain amount each month toward their Medi-Cal expenses before Medi-Cal will pay. That amount is called Share-of-Cost (SOC). The SOC may be paid to the IHSS provider, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or when purchasing other medically necessary goods or services. How it works Your client receives an “Explanation of Share-of-Cost” letter the California Department of Social Services that tells them how much SOC they need […]

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Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

This year UDW caregivers have been hard at work in Sacramento to protect our privacy in the implementation of EVV, and get funding for research that will help California better understand how to fix our long-term care system. On June 27, we were victorious! California Governor Jerry Brown signed a 2018-2019 budget that not only protects our privacy, but also includes significant funding for long-term care research and data collection. Since we launched the Care Agenda last year, UDW has successfully brought the long-term care crisis into sharper focus for state officials. We have educated them on how the low […]

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The President’s Report, Summer 2017

Dear Fellow IHSS Providers, We have fought long and hard to improve the IHSS payroll system, and we are thrilled that online timesheets are finally here. This is a huge win for IHSS providers – we can now file our timesheets from our computers or phones, track our payment status, and get paid faster. Throughout August, September, and October, the program is rolling out in phases starting with Butte, Inyo, Kern, Mendocino, Napa, Placer, San Diego, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Trinity Counties on August 7th. The pilot program, which launched in July in Riverside, Yolo, and Sacramento […]

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With Medicaid and Health Care Under Attack, Home Care for the Aging Faces Crisis

Michelle Chen, Truthout, June 2, 2017 Many will take to the streets to protest Trump’s budget proposal this summer, which threatens to slash everything from solar panels to school lunches, but the deepest cuts will be felt deep in our neighborhoods — in the living rooms of aging grandparents and neighbors using wheelchairs, for whom chronic everyday struggles are about to spiral into an acute crisis. Seniors and people with disabilities are two fast-growing but often overlooked groups that are facing an economic cliff if Trump and Republicans push through plans to gut Medicaid. Health care for the most vulnerable […]

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Few benefit from California child-care subsidies

Lisa Renner, East Bay Times, May 12 Richmond resident Jervice Youngblood is grateful that she receives government-subsidized child care for her 2-year-old daughter while she works as a transit driver. “I do not have too many family members I can depend on to watch my daughter,” she said. Without the subsidy, “I wouldn’t be able to go to work and make money, and it would be hard to pay my bills.” Youngblood is among the few qualifying low-income parents who use child-care subsidies for children 2 and younger. According to a report released in March by policy group Children Now, only 9 percent […]

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