September 12, 2018 – After a competitive bidding process, Home Health Care Management, Inc. was awarded a contract by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide administrative services and Comprehensive Care Management services, under the Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver Program to participants in 23 Northern California counties (Butte, Glenn, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, Yuba, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity).
Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal in California, is a jointly-funded, federal-state health insurance program for certain low income and needy people that includes long-term care benefits. In 1981, President Reagan signed into law the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver program, section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, governed by Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); and administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The HCBA Waiver (formerly the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital (NF/AH) Waiver) was approved by CMS on May 16, 2017. The waiver provided a vehicle for California to offer services not otherwise available through the Medi-Cal program to serve people (including individuals with developmental disabilities) in their own homes and communities. The agency received its ‘go-live’ approval on August 2, 2018, and the contract runs through December 2021.
The HCBA Waiver provides care management services. The program recognizes that many individuals at risk of being placed in medical facilities can be cared for in their own communities or in a family member/friend’s home. This preserves their independence and ties to family and friends at a cost lower than that of institutional care. The care management services are provided by a multidisciplinary care team comprised of a nurse and social worker. The Care Management Team coordinates Waiver and State Plan services (e.g., medical, behavioral health, In-Home Supportive Services, transportation etc.), and arranges for other available long-term services and supports available in the local community.
This new contract provides not only valuable services to individuals who want to remain at home despite illness, injury, or disability; it will expand services to an estimated 300 individuals who have been on a waiting list for HCBA Services in the North State. In addition, it is providing an economic boost to the North State in terms of increased opportunities for new administrative and clinical positions with Home Health Care Management, Inc. The agency predicts that an additional 25 plus positions will be created by this new contract, many of which will be located in Butte, Shasta, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties. The agency is currently recruiting for an Intake Coordinator (LVN), Human Resource staff, administrative coordinators for insurance and medical records, Registered Nurses, and Master’s Prepared Social Workers. Persons interested in employment opportunities should contact Human Resources at 530-343-0727 or visit our careers page here.
For more information please contact Shawna Castle, HCBA Administrative Coordinator, at 1 (800) 400-0727.
May 5, 2015 -- The first eight (8) low income adults to participate in the Section 811 program have completed their transitions and are receiving the care they need thanks to Home & Health Care Management (H&HCM). The location for this Section 811 program is in South Sacramento at the Garden Village Apartments and is managed by Domus Development who selected H&HCM as a partner in this collaborative. Our joint partners in this collaborative effort include CalHFA, HCD, the California Department of Health Care Services, and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
HUD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program provides funding to develop and subsidize rental housing with the availability of supportive services for very low- and extremely low-income adults with disabilities. This program allows persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by subsidizing rental housing opportunities which provide access to appropriate supportive services.
As the lead organization for the California Community Transitions (CCT) program in the Sacramento Valley region, H&HCM assisted in identifying residents of skilled nursing facilities who were interested in transitioning back into the community. H&HCM social workers and nurses facilitated these transitions, provided the residents with the tools they need for self-care of their chronic disease conditions, and continues to provide supportive services to maintain their independence at home. “This is an innovative partnership that is providing an extraordinary opportunity to improve the health and quality of life of these low income adults and in the process transform the way we approach transitional health care.” H&HCM President Barbara Hanna, PhD(c), RN.
For more information please contact Katy Deaton, H&HCM Director of Communication, at 1 (800) 400-0727.