Public Partnerships is pleased to provide financial management services (FMS) for self-directing home care program participants or their authorized representatives.
For all the latest information and updates per state, per program please visit your program page.
New Jersey submits letter to CMS requesting an 1135 waiver and plans for additional flexibilities through 1115 and Appendix K. Requests include loosening eligibility requirements, waiving prior authorizations, waiving provider enrollment requirements, allowing payment of family members and others, and allowing retainer payments during periods of hospitalization.
The state of Pennsylvania has provided an emergency letter stating that the employee is an essential worker. For verification please reach out to their manager. Also provided, handwashing protocols and when to seek care information.
The state of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements, dated March 26, 2020. In this Order, Section 3.C.1. defines Healthcare Operations as “critical business” and lists “home health care companies, workers, and aides” under this category.
The work performed by Individual Providers (IPs) is considered essential under the Governor’s Proclamation 20-25. The guidance will assist with the delivery of in-home care services in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
A letter regarding the front-line workers during the COVID-19 state of emergency. It is essential that this employee be able to work and travel to and from their work location(s). Direct support professionals, home health aides, and similar staff are essential workers in our health care system.
We encourage all to stay vigilant in reading and sharing information from reliable sources. Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Tennessee can be found on the link below including TennCare, Amerigroup, UnitedHealthcare and BlueCare.
On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, issued Executive Order 2020-4. This order declared a state of emergency across the state of Michigan. To suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible.
California’s state government is working around the clock to respond to COVID-19. They are offering the dos and don’ts as affords in controlling the outbreak. They have a stay-at-home expect for essential needs such as food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care and travel to/from an essential job.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring a pandemic of the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19. This new respiratory virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province and continues to infect people in China and around the world, including the United States. Their dashboard will be updated daily with the most up-to-date information.
Governor Cuomo has put NY State on PAUSE: all non-essential workers are directed to work from home, and everyone is required to maintain a 6-foot social distance from other in public. The state is also providing an COVID-19 FAQ.
The Oregon Department of Human Services is an “Essential Business or Operation" within the meaning of Governor Brown’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 20-12 issued on March 23, 2020 and the guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority. As such, the Oregon Department of Human Services is continuing to authorize in-home support services. COVID-19 FAQ provided by and for people with disabilities (English and Spanish).
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. The Governor has also outlined these additional measures to ensure the health and safety of all Virginians which include public health and safety information, FAQs and Medicaid.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a video that is thanking all for their support during this time of COVID-19. They are working around the clock to keep everyone safe and stating the dos and don’ts. They also have an FAQ and Symptoms list.
The Ohio Department of Health has created a video #InThisTogetherOhio talking about the virus, what to do, and FAQs. Older Ohioans are among those most at risk for complications from COVID-19. To help protect them and provide individuals who care for and serve older adults with information to prevent the spread of the disease, Ohio is offering more online resources.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities has issued a ‘Georgia Crisis & Access Phone Number’ for people who would have a need for access to services and immediate crisis help. English/Spanish COVID-19 information including American Sign Language videos regarding the virus. General factsheet providing information on what to do to keep yourself and family safe.
The Massachusetts Advocates for Children has stated that all children have the right to a free and appropriate public education including during the COVID-19 outbreak. An educational helpline is open if your child is facing barriers to their education.
The State of Maine Aging & Disability Services has listed COVID-19 resources on the main website page, links to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is needed, general information for Development Disability and Brain Injury Programs in English or Spanish and an FAQ for both Development Disability and Brain Injury and Information for Aging and Long Term Services and Support (LTSS). Most importantly, potential fraud alerts.