How to become a CDPAP Fiscal Intermediary is a fairly common question we get regarding home health care.
To become a CDPAP Fiscal Intermediary, a number of steps are involved. For instance, you have to first contact the DOH and submit an initial application for authorization. Next, you need to get in touch with the Bureau of Long Term Care Reimbursement to open a Health Provider Network account.
This is followed by collaboration with MCOs to enter a contract for CDPAP home care and decide on the reimbursement amount.
Here, it’s important to note that if you or an agency are not enrolled as a Medicaid provider, you will need to acquire an ID number by contacting the Division of OHIP Operations, Bureau of Provider Enrollment.
The CDPAP Policy and Procedures are very strict when it comes to the registration and authorization of fiscal intermediaries and their services. As such, the Department of Health does not allow them to sign contracts with MCO’s until the above-mentioned process is completed as per their guidelines.
What is CDPAP?
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a New York State Medicaid program. Simply put, it allows people with disabilities or chronic illnesses to hire their own home care personnel for help with their day to day activities.
The personal assistant can be anyone – a friend, a neighbor or even a family member – but not a spouse or the parents. Under CDPAP, anyone who takes care of the patient receives remuneration for their services.
In short, the main purpose is to empower patients to choose the person who will assist and take care of them on a daily basis.
What is Fiscal Intermediary for CDPAP?
The CDPAP is in contract with social services to ensure that caregivers or personal assistants under the program are paid their wages.
As part of this, the benefits are managed and processed by a NY CDPAP fiscal intermediary.
CDPAP Policy and Procedures
Here are some important CDPAP policy and procedures to get you started:
- The consumer or the designated supervisor (DR) has the authority to make healthcare decisions and also take responsibility for it
- The frequency of visits, work schedule, hiring, and firing are all in the hands of the consumer and the DR
- Every country in the state is eligible for the CDPAP Program
- The aide for CDPAP program is paid by the fiscal intermediary and no additional costs are incurred on the consumer’s end
- The PA is to be provided initial training to ensure that they can take care of the patient
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