Consumer Directed Choices

By Consumers, For Consumers

REVOLUTIONIZING HOME CARE

Since December 2001, CDChoices has been an enrolled provider within the New York State Medicaid- funded program called Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA). CDPA serves Medicaid recipients who choose to participate in this model, either as a self-directing consumer capable of managing their own care or having chosen a designated representative to act on their behalf. These recipients have a medical need for home care services, including skilled nursing tasks.

Today, we’re introducing our new workforce recruitment portal where consumers like you can access hundreds of quality personal assistants at the touch of your fingertips. Unlock the benefits of CDChoices and our new workforce recruitment portal have to offer!

Take control of your care today and sign up with CDChoices








    Ultimately Medicaid and your Managed Care Plan will determine your eligibility.


    All submissions will receive a follow-up phone call and/or email from a CDChoices staff member.

    CDChoices Headquarters
    7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 464-0810 • (800) 335-0810

    Consumer Directed Choices

    By Consumers, For Consumers

    Consumer Directed Choices

    By Consumers, For Consumers

     

    IF YOU CAN SAY YES TO THESE 5 QUESTIONS, YOU'RE READY TO ENROLL NOW FOR CDPA WITH CDCHOICE!

    • Are you eligible for Medicaid?
    • Do you want to remain independent in your home?
    • Do you want control over who is providing your in-home care?
    • Do you want to offer your caregivers competitive pay, and have higher recruitment and retention?
    • Are you ready to explore new services or Fiscal Intermediary provider opportunities?

     

     

    IF YOU CAN SAY YES TO THESE 5 QUESTIONS, YOU'RE READY TO ENROLL NOW FOR CDPA WITH CDCHOICE!

    • Are you eligible for Medicaid?
    • Do you want to remain independent in your home?
    • Do you want control over who is providing your in-home care?
    • Do you want to offer your caregivers competitive pay, and have higher recruitment and retention?
    • Are you ready to explore new services or Fiscal Intermediary provider opportunities?

     

    Why Choose Us?

    • Consumer-driven care: you choose your caregivers
    • You have control and flexibility over your schedule
    • Competitive pay rates, weekly paychecks and bonuses for caregivers
      • consumer sets their caregivers’ pay rate
      • consumer can save for on-demand bonuses for their caregivers
    • Additional competitive benefits for caregivers include:
      • Holiday premium pay
      • Paid time off
      • Overtime permitted
      • Paid training
      • Health & dental insurance
      • Retirement plan
      • Free annual health assessments
    • We empower you with the resources to be employers, including peer mentoring

    Areas We Serve

    CDChoices provides Fiscal Intermediary services to the following counties:

    Albany
    Allegany
    Bronx
    Broome
    Cattaraugus
    Cayuga
    Chautauqua
    Chemung
    Chenango
    Clinton
    Columbia
    Cortland
    Delaware
    Dutchess
    Erie
    Essex
    Franklin
    Fulton
    Genesee
    Greene
    Hamilton
    Herkimer
    Jefferson
    Kings
    Lewis
    Livingston
    Madison
    Monroe
    Montgomery
    Nassau
    New York
    Niagara
    Oneida
    Onondaga
    Ontario
    Orange
    Orleans
    Oswego
    Otsego
    Putnam
    Queens
    Rensselaer
    Richmond
    Rockland
    St. Lawrence
    Saratoga
    Schenectady
    Schoharie
    Schuyler
    Seneca
    Steuben
    Suffolk
    Sullivan
    Tioga
    Tompkins
    Ulster
    Warren
    Washington
    Wayne
    Westchester
    Wyoming
    Yates

    Areas We Serve

    CDChoices provides Fiscal Intermediary services to the following counties:

    Albany
    Allegany
    Broome
    Cattaraugus
    Cayuga
    Chautauqua
    Chemung
    Chenango
    Clinton
    Columbia
    Cortland
    Delaware
    Dutchess
    Erie
    Essex
    Franklin
    Fulton
    Genesee
    Greene
    Hamilton
    Herkimer
    Jefferson
    Lewis
    Livingston
    Madison
    Monroe
    Montgomery
    Niagara
    Oneida
    Onondaga
    Ontario
    Orange
    Orleans
    Oswego
    Otsego
    Putnam
    Rensselaer
    Rockland
    St. Lawrence
    Saratoga
    Schenectady
    Schoharie
    Schuyler
    Seneca
    Steuben
    Sullivan
    Tioga
    Tompkins
    Ulster
    Warren
    Washington
    Wayne
    Westchester
    Wyoming
    Yates

    How does Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Work?

    A Four Step Guide

    1st

    Receive
    Your
    Evaluation

    First, a practitioner through the Department of Health (DOH) and Maximus Health Services, Inc., contracted under the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) will complete a home care evaluation. This evaluation will determine if you require services, if you are self-directing, and how many hours of care you are eligible to receive. If you are not self-directing, a designated representative can direct your care.

    2nd

    Determine
    Your
    Eligibility

    Your Local Department of Social Services or Managed Long-Term Care Plan will determine your eligibility at the home care evaluation. CDChoices does not determine eligibility for CDPA.

    3rd

    Select
    Your
    Home Care

    Congratulations! You've decided that CDPA is right for you. Get started today with CDChoices, your premier Fiscal Intermediary provider of CDPA. We provide payroll and benefits services for consumers who employ caregivers.

    4th

    Choose
    Your
    Caregivers

    After you have completed the first three steps, it’s time to recruit, hire and train the people you want to employ as your home care workers or caregivers.

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    Am I Eligible?

    • Currently living in New York
    • Eligible for Medicaid (including Long Term Care services)
    • Willing to manage the recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and termination of a caregiver. If you are not self-directing, a designated representative must be willing

    What Are You Waiting For?
    Take Control of Your In-Home Care!

    What Are You Waiting For?
    Take Control of Your In-Home Care!

    What makes CDChoices a premier New York State provider of CDPA?

    • 20+ years of experience empowering consumers to live independently
    • Superior customer service from trustworthy, knowledgeable, and responsive staff
    • NYS CDPA leader for expertise, efficiency, and innovation
    • 2019 Nonprofit of the Year

    CHChoices is Here to Help!

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    What makes CDChoices a premier New York State provider of CDPA?

    • 20+ years of experience empowering consumers to live independently
    • Superior customer service from trustworthy, knowledgeable, and responsive staff
    • NYS CDPA leader for expertise, efficiency, and innovation
    • 2019 Nonprofit of the Year

    Revolutionizing Home Care
    Introducing Our Workforce Recruitment Portal

    This recruitment tool is available to CDPA consumers who use Consumer Directed Choices as their Fiscal Intermediary. Create a job listing and search for potential employees who have the skills and experience you need.
    At CDChoices, we empower you to be successful employers.

    Visit www.chchoices.org for more information.

    CDChoices consumers can offer their NEW caregivers sign-on bonuses!
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