CHA News Article

CCI Webinar to Feature Home and Community-Based Services Assessment

The California Department of Social Services (DSS) has announced a webinar related to the Coordinated Care Initiative and hosted by its Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Universal Assessment Workgroup, to be held Oct. 30 from 4 – 5 p.m. (PT). The HCBS Workgroup is responsible for gathering stakeholder input to develop a statewide approach to home and community-based services assessments that facilitate coordination, data sharing and care planning for improved consumer quality of care. Webinar registration is available online

The session, titled “Frameworks for Universal Assessment: External Standards and Vocabulary for the Assessment Process,” will feature a discussion of two papers recently commissioned to support the workgroup’s efforts and produced by the SCAN Foundation.

Both papers — the “Memorandum on External Recommendations for Standardized Assessment in the United States” and the “Memorandum Comparing Four States’ Comprehensive Assessment Systems” — are available on the DSS website. The webinar will be recorded and posted online by Nov. 4.