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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

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What is CDPAP?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is an alternative to traditional home care. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program is a Medicaid program that enables self-directing individuals or their Designated Representative, to assume the responsibilities of their own care. The Consumer and/or their Designated Representative is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and termination.

The Role of the Personal Assistant (PA)

A PA is hired by the Consumer and/or Designated Representative to assist the Consumer with their individual needs to live safely in their home within the approved hours authorized by NYS Medicaid/Managed Care. By accepting this position, the PA agrees to accept training and supervision at the direction of the Consumer or their Designated Representative. The PA is responsible for completing the full application and submitting the documents needed to work for a Consumer participating in the Helping U Homecare CDPAP program. PAs are employed by the Consumer or their Designated Representative and not Helping U Homecare, Inc.

The Role of Helping U Homecare
Helping U Homecare is the Fiscal Intermediary. As the Fiscal Intermediary, Helping U Homecare will keep a record which consists of the PA's original application forms, annual health assessments and the information needed for payroll processing and benefit administration. Helping U Homecare only acts as the "employer of record" for processing the payroll, and administering any insurance, unemployment and worker compensation benefits for the PA.

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