Community First Choice (CFC) Medical Assistance Personal Care Program (MAPC)
Interested persons currently living in Montgomery County can apply by calling 240-773-8292.
Beginning September 1, 2006, people applying for Medicaid benefits, including Medicaid Waivers and current Medicaid beneficiaries at the time of financial re-determination, will have to prove their citizenship and identity.
The client must be at least 50 years of age, have a monthly income of no more that 300% of SSI level, $2094 per month as of January 1, 2012. The allowable assets are $2,000 to $2,500 (depending on eligibility category). Participants also need to meet Medicaid’s long-term care admission criteria (nursing home level of care).
There is no cost to the client for this program. It is a Medicaid Service and is paid for by Federal and State Medicaid funds.
1. Is there a waiting list for the Waiver?
There is no waiting list but there is a specific, lengthy process that must be followed for participants to be enrolled and to receive services.
2. What is the process to obtain services through MAPC?
The fol;lowing steps must be followed for a participant to recieve services:
- Apply for MAPC
- Submit all received documentation for Long Term Care Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
- Have Medicaid eligiblity verified
- Be assisgned a nurse monitoring agency
- Have an InterRAI Assessment completed by a specially trained nurse
- Choose or be assigned a Supports Planner (previously a Case Manager)
- Have a Plan of Service (POS) developed and a Level of Care (LOC) be approved
- Be connected to an In-Home Provider
3. What types of servie will be provided at the MAPC Level of Care (LOC)?
The following three servcies are availablein the MAPC Program:
- Personal Assistant Services- assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as health related tasks trhough hands-on assistance, supervision and/or cueing
- Supports Planning
- Nurse Monitoring-participants must be visited at least two times per yeaer
4. Can I move to another jurisdiction after I begin receiving services?
Yes, the MAPC Program is a state-wide program.
5. Can a family member become or be a provider for in-home services?
yes, family members and relatives may be providers with the exception of spouses, parents of dependent minor children, and individuals with full and unrestricted legal guardianship. Any family member or relative must enroll with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and have a state-issued provider number in order to be paid.
6. How does one become a provider?
Interested persons should call Della Brown (410-767-5883) or Cheryl Gresham (410-767-3549) at DHMH and apply to become a provder. Provider applicants must be certified in CPR and First Aid before becoming a provder. However, enrolled MAPC participants can waive their provider's certification in these two areas. Providers will continue in the old system of submitting invoices to DHMH until there is a transition on July 1, 2014 to the new In-Home Supports System (ISAS) for billing and timekeeping.
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