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TO:                 ALL PERSONAL CARE SERVICES (PCS) PROVIDERS

 

FROM:           PAUL SWATSENBARG, Deputy Administrator

                        Division of Medicaid

 

 

Effective October 1, 2001, Medicaid will increase its reimbursement for Personal Assistance  

Services (personal care and attendant services) for dates of service on or after October 1, 2001.  An error was made in the calculation of this year’s rate.  The new rates are listed below:

 

AGENCY PROVIDERS

 

0541P    Hourly Services                                                                                           $3.02/15

                                                                                                                                                                                minute unit

 

0643P    24-Hour Care – 1 Client – Home of Provider                                              $64.29/day

            (Children under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis,

            and Treatment Program (EPSDT) only)

 

   0743P     24-Hour Care – 2 Clients – Home of Provider                                            $54.80 /day                                                                                                                                         per client

HOME OF THE CLIENT

 

   0642P     24-Hour Care – 1 Client – Home of Client                                      $56.30/day

                  (Children under (EPSDT program only)

 

   0742P     24-Hour Care – 2 Clients – Home of Client                                                $41.35/day

                  (Children under EPSDT program only)                                                        per client

 

 

AGED AND DISABLED WAIVER

 

0646P      Attendant Care                                                                                         $3.02/15         

                                                                                                                                                                                minute unit

 

To allow for proper payments, do NOT include any dates of service prior to October 1, 2001, on the same claim form while billing for services provided from October 1, 2001, forward.  If you have questions, please contact your Regional Medicaid Unit.