Community-Based Adult Services

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by contracted agencies. This webpage is intended for those who provide, or seek to provide, Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS).

For Providers & Partners - Program Narrative and Fact Sheets

For Consumers - Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS)

Eligibility and Service Authorization

10/03/2018 - Individual Plan of Care (IPC) (DHCS 0020)

Program Updates

Date Name Webinar Recording Webinar Slides
09/22/2022 CBAS Emergency Remote Services (ERS) - Q&A Session #3 YouTube Video
09/15/2022 CBAS Emergency Remote Services (ERS) - Q&A Session #2 YouTube Video
08/30/2022 CBAS Updates: CDA 4000 - CBAS Emergency Remote Services (ERS) Initiation Form (CEIF) Training YouTube Video PDF Reader
08/05/2022 CBAS Updates: ACL 22-04 - Emergency Remote Services (ERS) YouTube Video PDF Reader
06/23/2022 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
03/02/2022 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
01/07/2022 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
12/09/2021 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
10/07/2021 CBAS Updates YouTube Video
08/19/2021 CBAS Updates YouTube Video
06/17/2021 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
02/18/2021 CBAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader
10/25/2016 CBAS Updates: HCB Settings and Person-Centered Planning Requirements YouTube Video PDF Reader

Temporary Alternative Services (TAS)

Date Name Webinar Recording Webinar Slides
05/05/21 Transition to CBAS Congregate Center Services – Live FAQ Webinar YouTube Video
04/14/21 CBAS TAS – Return to Congregate Services YouTube Video PDF Reader
04/14/20 CBAS TAS – Initial Implementation YouTube Video PDF Reader
09/24/20 CBAS TAS Updates YouTube Video PDF Reader

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) / CDA Joint Training

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) convened a series of stakeholder meetings to develop a Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Home and Community- Based (HCB) Settings Transition Plan (CBAS Transition Plan), to be incorporated into California’s Statewide Transition Plan (STP). Meetings began in February 2015. Pending final approval of California’s STP by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CDA and DHCS in collaboration with stakeholders are implementing the activities and milestones identified in the CBAS Transition Plan.

Objective

To develop and implement the CBAS Transition Plan to bring CBAS centers into compliance by March 17, 2023 and on an ongoing basis with the federal requirements of the HCB Settings regulations as specified in the CBAS provisions of California’s 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver. These regulations became effective on March 17, 2014. Note: CMS extended the date for compliance with the federal requirements from March 17, 2019 to March 17, 2023.

Additional information about the federal requirements is available at Medicaid.gov.

Participants

Stakeholders include, but are not limited to:

  • Managed Care Plans
  • CBAS Providers
  • Advocates
  • CBAS Participants and Caregivers
  • Legislative Staff
  • State Departments

Key Documents

Meetings

The following stakeholder meetings took place at CDA in Sacramento in person and via webinars for remote participation.

Date Time Subject
February 24,
2015
2 - 5 PM Kick Off
March 17,
2015
2 - 5 PM Plan Development
April 23,
2015
2 - 5 PM Plan Development
May 19,
2015
2 - 5 PM Draft CBAS HCB Settings
Transition Plan
July 8,
2015
2 - 4 PM
Review of revised Draft
CBAS HCB Settings

Transition Plan for Inclusion in
the California Statewide
Transition Plan


Workgroups

Date Time Subject
July 29, 2015 2 - 4 PM Kick Off
October 7, 2015 9:30 AM -3:30 PM Workgroup Meeting #2
December 2, 2015 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Workgroup Meeting #3
February 10, 2016 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Workgroup Meeting #4
April 27, 2016 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Workgroup Meeting #5
June 22, 2016 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Workgroup Meeting #6

The development of the CBAS Individual Plan of Care (IPC), the standardized CBAS Participation Agreement (a companion document to the CBAS IPC), and the CBAS Quality Assurance and Improvement Strategy (CBAS Quality Strategy) were a result of an extensive stakeholder workgroup process that began in July 2015 and ended in June 2016. Workgroup members included managed care plan representatives, CBAS providers and representatives, and advocates. These documents are posted on the CDA website.