Deadline Looming for IHSS Care Providers To Re-Enroll With Program
At the end of June, thousands of providers of in-home care for elderly and disabled Californians will stop receiving payment from the state if they do not re-enroll with the state's In-Home Support Services program, the Los Angeles Times' "L.A. Now" reports (Zavis, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 6/21).
Last year's budget package aimed to curb IHSS fraud by requiring caregivers to re-enroll in the program to allow for fingerprinting and criminal background checks (Sharma, "KPBS News," KPBS, 6/21).
Lizelda Lopez, spokesperson for the California Department of Social Services, said about 16,000 of the more than 349,000 IHSS care providers have yet to begin the re-enrollment process. Caregivers must re-enroll by June 30 to continue receiving payments ("L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 6/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.