BENEFITS AND IMPACTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GUARDIAN

California Department of Social Services PIN 21-01-CCLD TO: ALL CCLD PROVIDERS AND LICENSEES Original signed by Ley Arquisola FROM: LEY ARQUISOLA, R.N., M.S.N. Acting Deputy Director Community Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: BENEFITS AND IMPACTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GUARDIAN Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary PIN 21-01-CCLD announces upcoming benefits and impacts with the implementation of Guardian to all Providers and Licensees.

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Implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 1128 – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Facility Licensing Exemption

AFL 21-03 From the California Department of Public Health  TO: Primary Care Clinics (PCCs) Adult Day Health Centers (ADHCs) Home Health Agencies (HHAs) SUBJECT: Implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 1128 – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Facility Licensing Exemption AUTHORITY:     Health and Safety Code sections 1206(q), 1231.5, 1580.1, 1734.5, 1738(b); Welfare and Institutions Code section 14592    All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies PCCs, ADHCs, and HHAs of the implementation of AB 1128 (Chapter 821, Statutes of 2019).

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Residential Alternate Care Site (R-ACS) Option to Increase Bed Capacity Due to Anticipated Surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

AFL 21-02 From the California Department of Public Health TO: General Acute Care Hospitals SUBJECT: Residential Alternate Care Site (R-ACS) Option to Increase Bed Capacity Due to Anticipated Surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ​All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies General Acute Care Hospitals (GACHs) of the availability of R-ACSs as a potential discharge option for COVID-19 positive patients needing residential level of care.

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Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) Authorized Medical Interventions for Residents Unable to Provide Informed Consent and Without a Health Care Decision Maker (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-83)

AFL 20-83.1 From the California Department of Public Health  TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) SUBJECT: Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) Authorized Medical Interventions for Residents Unable to Provide Informed Consent and Without a Health Care Decision Maker(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-83) ​AUTHORITY:      Health and Safety Code (HSC) section 1418.8   All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies SNFs and ICFs of the appellate court’s decision in California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), et al.

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CMS unleashes innovation to ensure our nation’s seniors have access to the latest advancements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2021 Contact: CMS Media Relations CMS Media Inquiries CMS unleashes innovation to ensure our nation’s seniors have access to the latest advancements Final rule will strengthen Medicare by bringing new medical technologies to Medicare beneficiaries faster Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that propels innovative technology so Medicare beneficiaries have access to the latest, most advanced devices.

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