Passport Provider

Introduction:

The PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Program provides services in home and community settings to delay or prevent nursing facility placement. Services help preserve the independence of the individual, as well as maintain ties to family and friends.

Services:

Priority services provided through PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Program: 

Home Delivered Meals:

“Home delivered meals" is a meal delivery service based on an individual's need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in order to safely prepare meals, or ensure meals are prepared to meet the individual's dietary needs or specialized nutritional needs, including kosher meals, as ordered by a licensed healthcare professional within his or her scope of practice.

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Assisted Living:

“Assisted living service" means a service that promotes aging in place by supporting a consumer's independence, choice, and privacy through the provision of one or more components of the service which are a personal care service, a supportive service, an on-duty response service, coordination of meals, social and recreational programming, a non-medical transportation service, and a nursing service.

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Transportation:

“Transportation" means a service that transports a consumer from one place to another through the use of a provider's vehicle and driver, and which may, or may not, include providing the consumer with assistance to safely enter and exit the vehicle.

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Adult Day Service:

“Adult day service" (“ADS") means a regularly-scheduled service delivered at an ADS center, which is a non-institutional, community-based setting. ADS includes recreational and educational programming to support an individual's health and independence goals; at least one meal, but no more than two meals per day and, sometimes, health status monitoring, skilled therapy services, and transportation to and from the ADS center.

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Personal Care:

“Personal care" means hands-on assistance with ADLs and IADLs (when incidental to providing ADLs) in the individual's home and community.

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Homemaker:

“Homemaker" means a service enabling individuals to achieve and maintain clean, safe and healthy environments, assisting individuals to manage their personal appointments and day-to-day household activities as authorized by their case manager, and ensuring individuals maintain their current living arrangements. The service consists of general household activities, such as meal preparation and routine household care when persons regularly responsible for these activities are temporarily absent or unable to manage the home. Homemaker staff may act as travel attendants for individuals.

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Choices Home Care Attendant Service:

“Choices home care attendant service" (“CHCAS") means a participant-directed service that furnishes specific activities to support the needs of an individual with impaired physical or cognitive functioning.

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Home Maintenance and Chores:

“Home Maintenance and Chore Services" means a service that improves, restores or maintains a clean and safe living environment through the performance of tasks in the individual's home that are beyond the individual's capability. Home maintenance and chore services shall not exceed a total of ten thousand dollars in a calendar year per individual.

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Personal Emergency Response Systems:

“Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)" is a service with a monitoring, reminder and/or reporting component available to support individuals' independence in the community. PERS include telecommunications equipment, a central monitoring station (station), and a medium for two-way, hands-free communication between the individual and the station. Personnel at the station respond to an individual's alarm signal via the individual's PERS equipment. 

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Home Medical Equipment and Supplies:

“Home medical equipment and supplies" (HME) means a service providing rented or purchased home medical equipment and supplies to individuals to enable those individuals to function safely in their homes with greater independence, thereby eliminating the need for placement in a nursing facility.

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Home Modification:

“Home modifications" are environmental adaptations to the private residence(s) of the individual required by the individual's person-centered services plan, that are necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual or that enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home. Such adaptations include, but are not limited to, the installation of ramps and grab-bars, widening of doorways, modification of bathroom or kitchen facilities, or the installation of specialized electric and plumbing systems that are necessary to accommodate the medical equipment and supplies that are necessary for the welfare of the individual. Home modifications also include replacement of previous home modifications when it is determined the modification cannot be repaired through another resource. Home modifications shall not exceed a total of ten thousand dollars in a calendar year per individual. The Ohio department of medicaid (ODM), Ohio department of aging (ODA) or their designee shall approve the lowest cost alternative that meets the individual's assessed needs.

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Social Work Counseling:

“Social work counseling service" means a service to an individual or to an individual's family caregiver to promote the individual's physical, social, or emotional well-being. The service promotes the development and maintenance of a stable and supportive environment for the individual. The service includes crisis interventions, grief counseling, and other social-service interventions that support the individual's health and welfare.

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Community Transition:

“Community Transition Services" pay for non-recurring start-up living expenses for individuals transitioning from an institutional setting to a home and community-based (HCB) setting tat is compliant with rule 5160-44-01 of the Administrative Code.

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Waiver Nursing:

“Waiver nursing services" are defined as nursing tasks and activities provided to individuals who require the skills of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) at the direction of an RN.

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Resources:

Additional Websites:

N4A: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: https://www.n4a.org/aaastitlevi

O4A: Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging: http://ohioaging.org/

ODA: Ohio Department of Aging: https://aging.ohio.gov/

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