This transmittal serves to inform Medicaid Providers of Personal Care Aide Services with information regarding a new, required form for ordering Medicaid Personal Care Aide Services. It makes referral to DC Municipal Regulations section 5004.1 regarding prescribing of personal care services.
The transmittal notes that audits conducted by DHCF have revealed the need for stronger mechanisms to ensure that personal care aide services are prescribed in accordance with a specific plan of treatment.
Effective June 30, 2011, DHCF will require a written order from each new patient’s physician or nurse practitioner before the delivery of Medicaid PCA services. Information on which form must be used and the process to submit the form is explained.