The Better Choice

Welcome to Elite Choice, a company devoted exclusively to servicing clients who choose to access self-directed home health care via New York State’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).

What Is CDPAP?

The New York State Medicaid program allows chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services to arrange for their own care, reimbursable by Medicaid. Simply put, a patient or his/her Designated Representative (DR) can select the individual they choose (Personal Assistant) to administer necessary care, rather than going through an agency. The patient or DR has the responsibility - and the privilege - to hire, train as necessary, supervise, arrange a substitute, and dismiss caregivers as they see fit.

What Are The
Benefits Of CDPAP?

For individuals who are capable of self-directing their care program, CDPAP offers distinct advantages. It empowers patients to handpick caregivers, which can include family members or friends. it also allows for greater flexibility of scheduling, and gives the consumer a greater level of involvement in the day-to-day decision making process. Significantly, CDPAP does not impose any licensure requirements, which means that caregivers can perform personal care tasks that would be subject to license-restrictions when administered by a classic home health caregiver.

Is CDPAP A Good
Idea For Everyone?

CDPAP can be an excellent choice for consumers who are confident that they have the ability, manpower, and resources to provide adequate care without disrupting daily routines or generating intra-family resentment or disputes. Families who do not fit this description often find that they prefer the reliability, convenience, and professionalism of the traditional home health care route.

What Are The Eligibility Criteria?

To be eligible for CDPAP, individuals must satisfy the following criteria:

Must be eligible
for Medicaid

Must be eligible for or receiving home care services or participating in a long term health care program.

Must be willing and able to participate in the selection, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of the Personal Assistant.

Must be willing and able to direct the PA in required work tasks or have a legal guardian willing to do so on behalf of the individual.

Why Do I Need A Fiscal Intermediary?

Under Medicaid regulation, reimbursement for self-directed care must be arranged through a recognized Fiscal Intermediary. The role of the Fiscal Intermediary is to process the Personal Assistant's wages and benefits (includes establishing the amount of wages, processing payroll, all taxes, and withholding's, as well as complying with worker's compensation, disability and unemployment insurance requirements). The Fiscal Intermediary is also charged with maintaining records, ensuring program requirement compliance, and informing participating families of their responsibilities and program criteria.

Why You Should Choose Elite Choice?

Elite Choice is a premier provider of home health care services throughout New York State. We offer unparalleled experience and extensive knowledge of the complex Medicaid system. This expertise allows for smooth and expedited processing.

Additionally, Elite Choice offers:

Competitive pay rates
for Personal Assistants
Exceptional customer service
with knowledgeable representatives