As a consumer in Medicaid\'s CDPAP program, you will recruit, hire, schedule and train your own Personal Assistant, which may include a family member, friend, or someone you know and trust in your neighborhood, with the exception of the following relatives: (1). Spouse, (2) Parent caring for a child under 21, (3) Designated representative.
The New York Department of Health has instituted a consolidation of all the agencies providing fiscal intermediary services. There used to be over 1000+ agencies, now there are only about 70 across the State. An agency which is approved by the New York State Department of Health to provide FI services are now called \"Lead FI\". A list of approved Lead FIs can be found here.
If your original FI agency was not approved as a \"Lead FI\" by the Department of Health, then you will need to choose a new \"Lead FI\" to help you maintain and process necessary CDPAP paperwork and wages and benefits for your personal assistant.
CDPAP stands for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a statewide Medicaid program that provides an alternative way of receiving home care services. This program allows those eligible for Medicaid to hire, train and direct their own caregivers, and to do so with greater flexibility.
To following eligibility requirements must be met to qualify for CDPAP. You must: (1) Be an active Medicaid recipient; (2) Live in New York; (3) Have a stable medical condition that requires home care, and; (4) Be able to self-direct your care, or have a designated representative who will direct the care on your behalf.
If you meet the above criteria, you are likely eligible. Please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in the enrollment process.
Personal Care Aides, or Home Health Aides, are certified by the New York State Department of Health and are normally hired by a home care agency to perform care for patients. Personal Assistants are hired by consumers in the CDPAP program. Personal Assistants do not need to obtain certification from the Department of Health. Personal Assistants are allowed to perform skilled and non-skilled tasks as long as they are directed by consumers, whereas Personal Care Aides may only perform non-skilled tasks like cooking, cleaning, and assisting with activities of daily living. The following relatives MAY NOT serve as a Personal Assistant: spouse, parent, son, son-in-law, daughter or daughter-in-law, or relatives who reside with the patients.
Complete this form and a Xincon HomeChoice representative will contact you within 24 hours.