CDPAS stands for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services, and is also known as CDPAP or CDPA. The CDPAS program enables severely disabled and chronically ill individuals to hire, train and supervise the Personal Assistant home care worker of their choice. This revolutionary home care program allows severely disabled individuals to live independently, with freedom and dignity. Further, CDPAS is administered at a lower cost than a traditional home care program, saving New York State Medicaid millions of dollars every year.
To be a TruCare CDPAS consumer, you must be a Medicaid-eligible person; and you must also be a person with a disability.
As a CDPAS consumer, you have complete control in who you hire as your Personal Assistant. The person you hire does not need to have any special certifications.
In cases where the Consumer is non-self-directing, their roles and responsibilities (described above) can be taken on by a legal guardian or responsible adult, known as a Self-Designated Other (SDO).
The consumer is the person who receives the personal assistance services. A designated representative is a person who agrees to accept all of the responsibilities for a consumer who either wants additional help running his / her program or cannot assume the responsibilities needed to do so. This means that the SDO would then take on all of the responsibilities outlined within the Consumer Participation Agreement.
In New York State, many people get their health benefits through the Medicaid Program. Most people are generally healthy. However, others may have chronic health problems and can’t find providers and services.
Without the right providers and services, it is hard for people to get well and stay healthy. New York State’s Health Home program was created with these people in mind.
The goal of the Health Home program is to make sure its members get the care and services needed. This may mean fewer trips to the emergency room or, less time spent in the hospital. It could mean getting regular care and services from doctors and providers. Or, finding a safe place to live, and a way to get to medical appointments.
You can talk to your current service provider or you can contact a Health Home at any time to find out if you are eligible to enroll.
You also may be referred to a Health Home by Medicaid, based on care and services you have already received. Or, you can be referred by your Managed Care plan, doctor, specialist, hospital emergency room or discharge planner, or Social Service District.
If you are a Medicaid recipient or believe you may qualify for Medicaid, think about the following questions:
No. Enrollment in the Health Home program is provided free of charge to you, if you are on Medicaid.
A Personal Assistant must be hired by TruCare Connections, and: