Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
What is CDPAP?
Although the staff at Expert Home Care is the best possible professional choice for your home health care needs, nothing can compare to the care and compassion of family members and friends. With CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program), you can enjoy the peace of mind and flexibility that receiving care from a friend or family member can provide. Expert Home Care offers CDPAP through our sister agency, Your Choice Home Care.
Who is Eligible?
Under NYS law, the CDPAP program allows Medicaid patients who have been approved by their Medicaid Managed Care plan to recruit, train, supervise and schedule their own personal assistants to help with tasks that a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide would traditionally provide. The PA you select can be a friend, family member, acquaintance or neighbor. However, it cannot include a patient’s legal spouse, designated representative, or a parent caring for a child under 21.
You Hire. We Pay.
As a licensed fiscal intermediary (“FI”) Your Choice Home Care can facilitate services under New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (“CDPAP’). This means that we can empower the patient to become an employer and hire their own personal assistant (PA). Through CDPAP you can reclaim independence and control of your own care and comfort. As the fiscal intermediary, Your Choice Home Care oversees financial compensation for the personal assistant. This means that no money need ever change hands between the patient and the PA.
Expert Home Care assists with submission of required paperwork and documentation
Medicaid Managed Care plan conducts assessment to determine eligibility and amount of services (number of hours) authorized
Upon authorization, patient selects his or her own Personal Assistant. (with the exception of a spouse, designated representative, or parent caring for a child under 21).
Expert Home Care operates as the fiscal intermediary, facilitating wages and supporting patient’s role as the employer of the PA