Wondering whether or not you are eligible for CCC Plus? Wanting to learn more about what CCC Plus Tool actually is? You have come to the right place.
Here is our full guide to CCC Plus, as well as our CCC Plus Eligibility Self-Help Tool.
What is CCC Plus?
The first question you may have is what is the CCC Plus waiver? What does it cover?
Simply put, Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus is Virginia’s health insurance program option for those with Medicaid needing additional help managing their care.
The Medicaid waiver is available to the elderly and those with disabilities. It is meant to prevent the premature institutionalization of these groups of people. Services available through this waiver include:
- ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)
- IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) – these include light house cleaning, bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, medication monitoring, etc.
CCC Plus allows for the consumer to choose the caregiver they receive services from. Meaning that this potentially includes select relatives and friends. However, it’s important to note that legal guardians and spouses are not able to be hired to provide care. On the other hand, adult children can be compensated for working as caregivers for their aging parents.
Every person who applies for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (also called LTSS) will have to have their Medicaid eligibility either evaluated or re-evaluated. This is the case if the individual is already eligible for Medicaid by the local department of social services (LDSS) in the county/city they reside in.
This particular Virginia Medicaid waiver requires people to meet both functional and financial criteria. When it comes to financial eligibility, the only thing considered is the income/assets of the person seeking Medicaid. For the purposes of the CCC Plus financial determinations, children are considered a household of one.
As for functional eligibility, this is determined through a screening process that is completed by the person in question’s local Department of Health (DOH).
To be approved for the CCC Plus waiver, you absolutely have to meet the criteria for both functional and financial dependencies, as well as medical nursing needs and risk of nursing facility placement.
What Our CCC Plus Eligibility Self-Help Tool Can Do
Now that you know what the CCC Plus waiver is, let’s talk about how our CCC Plus Eligibility Self-Help Tool can do to help you determine whether it’s right for you.
This survey allows those interested in the waiver to determine if they are likely to meet both the medical nursing needs and the functional needs necessary. It also provides you information regarding the imminent risk criteria for this particular waiver.
It’s vitally important to note that the results of this survey are only for informational purposes. To receive an official screening for CCC Plus, you must contact your local Department of Social Services.
The following aspects of your life will be questioned during this survey:
- Bowel function
- Medication administration
- Bladder function
- Joint Motion
There is also a section asking you specific questions regarding your medical nursing needs, including questions about the use of chemical or physical restraints, supervision for food and drink, and specific medical issues that need to be addressed.
Lastly, the final section of the CCC Plus waiver is to determine whether or not you are an individual at risk.
It may be a good idea to take this survey as a preemptive measure before taking the next step of contacting your local Department of Social Services.
Learn More About CCC Plus
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