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Central Application Processing Unit

 

What is Central Application Processing?

The Central Application Processing (CAP) Unit works to review and process applications for Medicaid funded programs such as Home and Community Based Waiver Programs and State Plan Programs. These programs provide support for Alaskan seniors and people with disabilities. The Waiver Programs offer a choice between home and community-based services and institutional care for people who meet a nursing facility level of care (NFLOC). The State Plan Programs provide support related to an individual’s activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. In order to access one of these programs, a person must meet 1) Medicaid eligibility requirements for income and resource limits, as found through an interview and application process with the Division of Public Assistance (DPA), and 2) undergo an assessment conducted by the Assessment Unit to determine their level of care needs.
 

Program Applications Reviewed and Processed by the CAP Unit

Home and Community Based Waiver Services Programs:
  • Alaskans Living Independently (ALI)
    • The ALI Waiver is available to adults age 21 and over who would otherwise require a level of care provided in a nursing facility.
  • Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities (APDD)
    • The APDD waiver is available to persons age 21 and over who have been determined to be Developmentally Disabled through an assessment process conducted by the SDS Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit, but who have nursing needs that would otherwise be provided in a nursing facility.
  • Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC)
    • CCMC waiver serves children and young adults under the age of 22 years who experience medical fragility and are often dependent on frequent life-saving treatments or interventions and/ or are dependent on medical technology. These children would otherwise require a level of care provided in an acute care hospital or a nursing facility
State Plan Programs:
  • Community First Choice Personal Care Services (CFC)
    • CFC is a State Plan Program for individuals who meet the same institutional level of care that makes them eligible to receive Home and Community Based Waiver Services. CFC offers participants autonomy in managing their care and allows the State to receive a higher percentage of federal financing for that care.
  • Personal Care Services (PCS or PCA)
    • State Plan PCS is available for individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living but who do not meet an institutional level of care, as well as those who do meet an institutional level of care but opt not to enroll in CFC. 

Where do I start?

Individuals interested in applying for ALI, APDD, CCMC, or CFC programs must first contact the Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) to determine which programs they may qualify for. Alaska's ADRC connects seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term services and supports of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites. You can find more information about ADRCs at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/adrc/default.aspx

How do I apply?

If it looks like you may qualify for waiver services, you will be given a list of care coordinators who can help you apply for a waiver. Individuals looking to apply for the State Plan PCS program will be instructed to find a PCS agency. Senior and Disabilities Services works in partnership with care coordinators and PCS agencies to provide care throughout the state. Care Coordinators and PCS agencies will assist with applying for Home and Community Based Waiver Programs and State Plan Programs. Applications are submitted through the Harmony System on your behalf by your Care Coordinator or PCS Agency. A Care Coordinator is needed for ALI, APDD, CCMC and CFC Programs. A PCS Agency is needed for PCS Program and CFC Program with Personal Care Services.

You can search for a Care Coordinator and PCS Agency in your area by accessing the Web Resource Center, Access Point:

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Contact us

Contact Number: 907-269-3463
  • Jordyn Grant, Unit Manager, Health Program Manager II, jordyn.grant@alaska.gov
  • Kimberlina Lopez, Unit Supervisor, Health Program Associate, kimberlina.lopez@alaska.gov
  • Odessa Ballais, Senior Services Technician
  • Rebecca Bobby, Senior Services Technician
  • Amanda Knapp, Office Assistant II
  • Elizabeth Mulhollan, Office Assistant II
Please note: To transfer or email any form of communication using a consumer’s name and personal information, you must use Direct Secure Messaging (DSM). To sign up for DSM please visit this website. Once a provider is registered with DSM, we are able to utilize email to exchange protected health information (PHI). It is not HIPAA compliant to use your personal email server for the exchange of PHI using the email listed above. 

Located at:
Senior and Disabilities Services Anchorage Office
1835 Bragaw Street, Suite 350
Anchorage, AK 99508
Tel: (907) 269-3666
Fax: (907) 269-3689
Toll Free: 1-800-478-9996