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How Can Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Be An Advantage To A Medicaid Consumer

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance or most commonly known as CDPAP is a program of Medicaid that will allow a consumer to have a service for home care where they can have a choice of a family member or a close person to give the care for them and be paid for it.

What is good in this program is that the consumer has the freedom to choose his or her personal assistant, and in most cases it can be a part of the family, relatives, or close friends whom they have known all their life, and where they are comfortable with them to give the care and service that they require, and besides, such a task is also being paid.

As long as the person is a member of Medicaid and is proven to need home care services, he or she can qualify for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program and there will be no additional cost incurred by the consumer as payments and benefits for the personal assistant is provided by a fiscal intermediary.

And in becoming a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance personal assistant, the qualifications states that such individual must not be the consumer’s spouse, not the consumer’s designated representative, and not the parent of a disabled child under 21 years old.

in case the selected personal assistant of the consumer is an immigrant, it is required that he or she has an updated papers proving their legal status and all candidates whoever is chosen will also have to submit for a full medical examination by a doctor together with TB test and proof of Measles/Rubella immunity before moving forward.

The selected personal assistant will receive the necessary training on site that is in line with the provision of the healthcare of the consumer to make sure that the right and most efficient healthcare is provided here and facilitated according to the needs of the consumer.

Basing on the patients or consumers insurance company the number of hours that the personal assistant renders is dependent on it, and unlike nurse aids, their service is not limited and they are able to perform medical assistance like oxygen and injections according to too with what the consumer need.

These are the general and basic information about Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, and if you are a Medicaid consumer you may want to consider its benefits and the good effect it can have on you too, or if you are someone that wants to render this kind of service no matter if the pay is good or not for the benefit of the person you just care for you may want to consider it too.