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The Independent Caregiver Option allows Nevada Medicaid recipients, who can manage their own personal care, the freedom to do so. These individual caregivers are selected and managed directly by the recipient. They contract with, and are paid by the State, as self-employed Personal Care Attendants, (PCAs).
At this time, you must file a discrimination complaint to gain access to this option. Here are some of the steps that will be necessary to file a successful complaint to be able to participate in the home care option…
- Contact your local Nevada Medicaid office or caseworker and formally request to participate in the Independent Caregiver Option. (Emphasize you are requesting equal access to that option.)
- Write down the details of the conversation(s) and any verbal denial of your participation. Also request you be sent a written statement as to why you are being denied participation in the Independent Caregiver Option.
- Send a registered letter to the governor's office. It should include:
- exactly what the Medicaid official told you, especially how the Medicaid official said you could not participate, that you are Medicaid homecare eligible, and that you are requesting equal access to the option the same as others are allowed.
- You are equally eligible with others who benefit from this option,
- finally, send copies of these documents to the Department of Justice with your request for equal access to this program.