New York Health Care, Inc. has been approved to provide CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) services.
What is CDPAP?
CDPAP is a statewide Medicaid program that provides an alternative way of receiving home care services where the consumer has more control over who provides their care and how it is provided. This means that patients who are eligible to receive homecare can receive such homecare from a family member or someone they know who is trained by the family to provide such services.
How does a person participate in CDPAP?
Before a person can receive services, his or her doctor must send a completed Physician’s Order for Services to the local social services district which then completes a social and nursing assessment. A nurse assessor then determines whether the recipient can appropriately participate in CDPAP and recommends the amount, frequency and duration of services.
Eligibility Requirements for CDPAP:
Recipients must be eligible for New York State Medicaid and be currently receiving or approved to receive personal care service by the Department of Social Services. Furthermore, the recipient must be medically stable and self-directing.
Recipients must be able and willing to make informed choices regarding the management of the services they receive, or have a legal guardian or designated relative or other adult able and willing to help make informed choices.
The patient or designee must also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and terminating caregivers, and must arrange for back-up coverage when necessary, arrange and coordinate other services, and keep payroll records.
It is the goal of CDPAP to allow individuals with disabilities and other medical conditions more control over their personal assistance services. This allows an individual the ability to manage his or her care and make decisions based upon his or her own individualized needs.
Consumer’s Responsibilities under CDPAP:
The Consumer’s responsibilities under the NYSDOH (New York State Department of Health) CDPAP are as follows: (i) recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise and dismiss their personal assistant(s); (ii) hire as many personal assistants as required to accommodate their health care needs and lifestyle; (iii) develop a working relationship with their personal assistant; (iv) timely notify NYHC of any employment changes of their personal assistants(s); (v) verify time records for their personal assistants; (vi) comply with applicable labor laws and provide equal employment opportunities.
New York Health Care’s Responsibilities under CDPAP:
NYHC’s responsibilities under the NYSDOH CDPAP are as follows: (i) processing the weekly payroll for the Personal Assistants; (ii) coordinating annual leave, health insurance, and other benefit programs for the Personal Assistants; (iii) maintain records for each consumer and employee; (iv) monitor the ability of the consumer or the ability of the consumer’s designated representative if applicable, to fulfill the consumer’s responsibilities under the CDPAP program.
For More Information:
For more information on CDPAP, or if you or a family member qualify and are in need of CDPAP services, please contact Ms. Paulette Fenner at New York Health Care, Inc. at (718) 375-6700, extension 2915.