There’s no need for things to be complicated.
We answer all your common CDPAP questions to make things as easy and stress-free as possible! Have further questions?
CDPAP, Consumer Directed Personal Care Program is a New York State Medicaid program that compensates a caregiver of your choice to help you with daily living activities through a fiscal intermediary.
The fiscal intermediary’s role is to reimburse the Personal Assistant through Medicaid for your self-directed care with wages and benefits.
You can qualify for CDPAP if you are:
✔️ Eligible for Medicaid
✔️ Need help with daily activities
✔️ Able to direct your own care
✔️ Choose your caregiver
You need to have Medicaid to enroll in the CDPAP program. We can help you enroll in Medicaid and get help with your daily activities.
Yes, you need to have a medical checkup. We can assist you with a telephonic assessment with one of our providers free of charge.
At Elite Choice, we assist you through the entire process. From enrollment, through to start of care. Select a caregiver and we will guide you through the rest of the process.
Joining Elite Choice from another fiscal intermediary is easy! We hire your personal assistant and will be in touch with your case manager to assist with the vendor change. We ensure that there is always continuity of care.
Elite Choice works with most MLTC’s and Medicaid HMO’s throughout New York State.
Call 718.925.2900 to find out if we work with your insurance.
✔️ Anyone 18 and older
✔️ Family Member
✔️ Parent for a child 21 years old and older
X A spouse cannot be a caregiver
X A designated representative cannot be a caregiver
No, a personal assistant does not need to complete any official training.
No, a spouse cannot get paid to care for their husband or wife.
Your pay rate and benefits will depend on the patient’s location and insurance plan. Call us at 718.925.2900 to find out your pay rate.
Elite Choice processes payroll every Friday. We also offer DailyPay through which you can receive payment for the previous day's care.
You will receive your payment every Friday via direct deposit in your bank account.
The amount of hours that you can work depends on the amount of hours that the consumer is approved for and the amount of hours that the consumer hires you to work.
No, you and your consumer will choose your work hours based on the consumer’s needs.
Yes, you get paid time and a half for all overtime worked.
Elite Choice is proud to offer great benefits for all personal assistants. Elite Choice has a generous PTO policy, DailyPay options and personal assistants receive a DCA card which can be used for childcare.
Yes, Elite Choice offers a generous PTO policy.
All you need to do is call your case manager and ask them to switch you to another agency. It’s that easy!
Elite Choice services all 62 counties in New York State.