Understanding Medicaid Personal Care Services

Understanding Medicaid Personal Care Services | Ronald A. Fatoullah

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq.

{4:01 minutes to read} The New York State Medicaid program provides coverage for a category of home care services called Personal Care Services (PCS). Under the Medicaid rules and regulations, personal care services are defined as the assistance of a personal care aide/home attendant with nutritional, environmental support, and personal care functions. According to the regulations, such services must be essential to the maintenance of the patient’s health and safety in his or her own home, ordered by the attending physician, and based on an assessment of the patient’s needs and based upon the appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of services.[1]

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