New York State’s Medicaid program covers personal care services and consumer-directed personal assistance services. The model for delivery of those services has, in the years since 2011, gradually transitioned from the local departments of social services, through their Medicaid programs, to different managed care plans. Where to apply for Medicaid, and how to access home care services varies for different populations, with changes in July 2016.  

People under 65 without Medicare —  Most Medicaid recipients without Medicare under age 65 are enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans. They must access personal care and CDPAP services through their managed care plans.  The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued guidelines for enrollees to use in requesting services from their plans.  NYSDOH Guidelines for Personal Care Services in Medicaid managed care.  

How they apply for Medicaid – Most people without Medicare who are under 65 apply for Medicaid on the NYSof Health Exchange.  They are …
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Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services and CDPAP Outside NYC – 2016 Changes