CHA News Article

DHCS and CDA to Conduct Webinar on Community-Based Adult Services Program

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) will conduct a webinar on Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) to discuss the Community-Based Adult Services program (CBAS) stakeholder process that will run through April 2014. The webinar is the first in a series of webinars and meetings that DHCS and CDA will conduct to gather input from interested parties about the direction of the CBAS program. The process also includes stakeholder feedback on renewing the CBAS section of California’s 1115 “Bridge to Reform” Demonstration Waiver (1115 waiver), which expires in August 2014. The CBAS program became effective on April 1, 2012, under the 1115 waiver.  

The CBAS program is an outpatient, facility-based program delivering skilled-nursing care, social services, therapies, personal care, family/caregiver training and support, nutrition services and transportation to certain State Plan beneficiaries. CBAS services include individual assessments; professional nursing services; physical, occupational and speech therapies; mental health services; therapeutic activities; social services; personal care; meals; nutrition counseling; and transportation to and from the participant’s residence and the CBAS center. CBAS replaced Adult Day Health Care services, which were an optional benefit under the Medi-Cal program through Feb. 29, 2012. 

To register for the webinar, visit: More information on the CBAS stakeholder process is available on the CDA website and by contacting or (916) 419-7545.