The Medicaid SDPAS Program
Medicaid’s Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services Program (SDPAS) is designed especially for consumers who wish to manage their own services by developing a long-term supportive care program in a home setting. Initial SPDAS services may include recruiting, hiring, training and managing personal care attendants as needed by the consumer. The specific type of care authorized is dependent upon the consumer’s needs, living situation, the approval of a healthcare professional, and Mountain Pacific Quality Health. Your health care professional may allow self-management of your personal bowel program, catheter care, and medication administration and/or wound care.
SDPAS services also include: help with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, ambulation and exercising. Depending upon your personal situation, you may receive authorization for meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, and grocery shopping and medical escort. The SDPAS program does not cover such tasks as: yard work, household repairs, major cleaning, shopping for non-essential items, escort to non-medical services, pet care or general transportation.
To quality for the Medicaid SPDAS program, you must:
To remain eligible for SDPAS, you, the consumer, must follow the rules of the program, participate in your own self-care as reasonably as possible and remain financially eligible for Medicaid. If your situation or needs change, adjustments in services or a potential discharge from the SDPAS program may occur.
mILp will serve as your SDPAS liaison. Our services include serving as the fiscal agent for payroll and billing to Medicaid for service payments, as well as providing you with instruction on how to train/educate your Personal Care Attendant (PCA).
To apply for SDPAS services, contact the mILp office serving your county and ask to speak to a member of a Self-Directed Team for more information. Call the mILp office representing your county below. You may also contact Mountain Pacific Quality Health at 1.800.268.1145. The Self-Direct program is made available through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Senior and Long-Term Care Division (SLTC).