What You Need to Know About CDPAP
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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) services are a New York Medicaid program that means patients eligible to receive home care can receive it from a family member or someone they know who is trained in this area.
The goal of the program is to allow individuals with disabilities and other medical conditions to have more control over their care, and make decisions based upon his or her own individualized needs.
Getting Started with CDPAP
To participate in CDPAP, a doctor must send a completed Physician’s Order for Services to the local social services district, which then conducts a social and nursing assessment. The assessor will decide if the individual can participate in CDPAP and recommends the amount, frequency, and duration of services.
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. The individual receiving care must be medically stable and self-directing. They must be willing and able to make management choices about their care, or have a legal guardian or designated adult willing to make health choices.