March 7, 2012
The ADvantage Administration Unit has reviewed the current policy for the consumer directed service option and discovered that a conflict of interest exists when a Member’s active Legal Guardian or active Power of Attorney (POA) is also the Member’s paid caregiver.
New policy, which is effective immediately, has been adopted that prohibits a Member’s active Legal Guardian or active POA from also being their paid caregiver.
If you have a CD-PASS Member who currently falls into this category, the ADvantage Administration Unit requests that you discuss this new policy with the Member and make service plan changes as appropriate.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided above, please feel free to contact us via email at Provider Questions.