If you do not have Medicaid coverage, you may apply for Medicaid at any time — as long as you have not yet received final eligibility decisions from HRA. If you are found eligible for Medicaid, a PCS/CDPAS worker or Nursing Assistant will visit your home within three days to discuss your service options. If you cannot have a PCS or CDPAS worker come to your home for this visit, you may be given the option of having a home-care worker come to your home. If you choose not to have the home-care worker come to your home, you must sign an agreement to receive PCS or CDPAS services at the time you are initially found eligible for Medicaid. If you choose to have a home-care worker come to your home, you must sign a second agreement acknowledging that the home-care worker is not your private home attendant. If you ask a home-care worker to come to your home, you must inform your Social Worker and/or PCS/CDPAS interviewer. No home-care visits can be done without the presence of a Social Worker or PCS/CDPAS investigator. If you choose to have a home-care worker come to your home, you must sign an agreement to receive these services. The home-care worker will bring a letter to your home requesting that you agree to receive services in your home.
Any Medicaid applicant, including those found eligible for PCS or CDPAS, will need to sign an agreement to receive services in their home. Although Medicaid is available for home-care services, Medicaid cannot pay providers or workers who do not conduct their services in the applicant's home. By signing the agreement, you agree to receive Medicaid-paid home-care services from your home-care worker, and the worker also agrees to provide such services. If your Medicaid application is approved, your home-care worker will need to arrive at your home before he/she is able to begin providing home-care services; therefore, home-care visits will commonly be scheduled for the day after you are approval. d2c66b5586