APD > Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC +)
CDC+ is a long-term care program alternative to the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver. The program provides the opportunity for individuals to improve the quality of their lives by being empowered to make choices about the supports and services that will meet their long-term care needs and to help them reach their goals.
Quality Assurance Reviews: The Delmarva Foundation is contracted by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to provide quality assurance for the State's Developmental Disabilities Service system, which includes the Consumer Directed Care Plus program. The review process consists of two major components: Person Centered Reviews (PCR) and Provider Discovery Reviews (PDR). The PCR includes an interview with the CDC+ participant to determine the quality of the participant's service delivery system from the participant's view. The PDR focus is on the consultant and the representative in relation to compliance with standards set forth in the 1915(j) State Plan Amendment. When selected for review, the PCR component is voluntary but the PDR is mandatory. Please refer to the attached two documents for additional important information related to compliance with quality assurance reviews and background screening alerts.
Effective February 1, 2013, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities will no longer provide CDC+ consumers with a “cash check” for the purchase of CDC+ services prior to the date that the services are provided. All previously approved “cash check” service authorizations will be converted to “Savings” authorizations on the CDC+ consumer’s Purchasing Plan and does not require you to change your current Purchasing Plan. Consumers will be able to request these funds for reimbursement of the cost of any goods or services that would have previously been purchased with the funds received from a “cash check.”
Similar to other CDC+ “Savings” purchases, reimbursement requests can be made via the CDC+ Secure Web system, the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, or by calling the Agency’s Toll Free CDC+ Customer Service Line (1-866-761-7043). Reimbursement claims will be reviewed and processed in the same manner as current savings purchases.
The CDC+ Purchasing Plan template has been updated to make it more user-friendly. The new version 3.0-C can be found by going to the Appendix of the Participant Notebook in the Participant section of this Website. Purchasing Plans with an effective date of February 1, 2013 and later, must be submitted using this updated version. Please refer to the Purchasing Plan Instructions, also located in the Appendix of the Participant Notebook, to fill out the new form.
The Balancing Your Account form (version 2.1) is now available on the CDC+ website in Appendix M, item 2. This revised form provides more room and built-in formulas to calculate employee taxes and to subtract expenditures from the overall budget.
On January 1, 2013, Florida’s minimum wage increased to $7.79 per hour. All workers, except for those who perform Companion service, must be paid at least $7.79 per hour. If you currently have directly hired employees (DHEs) earning less than this amount, please plan to submit a Purchasing Plan Update increasing their hourly rate for an effective date of January 1.
- PCA Under 21 Transition Material
These documents clarify issues regarding Personal Care Assistance for consumers under 21 years of age.
- eQHealth Solutions PCA Documentation
Training for all CDC+ representatives of children under 21 who need PCA services, their consultants, and regional CDC+ staff members began on June 5. eQHealth Solutions is providing all required documentation for PCA submissions on its website. Please visit http://fl.eqhs.org/HomeHealthPPEC/FormsandDownloads.aspx for a complete list of download links.
- PCA Under 21 Contact Information
- CDC+ PCA Under 21 Implementation Schedule
CDC+ Training Material
- Consumer/Representative Training Presentation
- CDC+ Consultant Training
- Purchasing Plan Training
- PCA Consultant Training Presentation, eQHealth Solutions
- CDC+ PCA Under 21 Presentation, AHCA
Background Screening Information for CDC+ only
This is where you are to enter your CDC+ timesheets, invoices, and reimbursement requests
IVR - Interactive Voice Response Phone System
A viewable and downloadable version of the Participant Notebook and Appendix. The Appendix includes all forms that are used by participants in the CDC+ Program.
All forms required for Waiver Support Coordinators to become enrolled with Medicaid to provide consultant services and to be entered into the CDC+ Consultant Registry, which is required before a CDC+ participant can select a consultant.
Fiscal/Employer Agent Enrollment Forms
These are all the forms required for the consumer (participant) and his or her employees and vendors to become enrolled with the Fiscal/Employer Agent. These documents provide authorization required by the Federal government and the state of Florida to pay your employees and vendors, withhold and pay employer and employee taxes and other required payroll withholdings, and communicate with the IRS and the Florida Department of Revenue on your behalf as it relates to your CDC+ household business.
- Fiscal/Employer Agent Enrollment Forms
Household Employer Forms
Forms required by the Federal government to be used by all employers to provide to their employees and/or to have prominently displayed in the workplace.