Medicaid (CSSP) | SYNERGY HomeCare of NW Atlanta


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SYNERGY HomeCare of NW Atlanta is proud to announce that we have been APPROVED as a Medicaid (SOURCE & CCSP) Personal Support Service Provider!

What is the Community Care Services Program?

The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) helps Medicaid-eligible people who are elderly and/or functionally impaired to continue living in their homes and communities. CCSP offers community-based care as an alternative to nursing home placement. The Division of Aging Services, a division of the Department of Human Resources, administers CCSP.

Who is eligible for Community Care Services?

The eligibility criteria for CCSP include the following:

  • Functional impairment caused by physical limitations which includes Alzheimer’s and dementiason and elderly father on couch looking at ipad
  • Unmet need for care
  • Approval of care plan by applicant’s physician
  • Services fall within the average annual cost of Medicaid reimbursed care provided in a nursing facility
  • Approval of an intermediate level of care certification for nursing home placement
  • Medicaid-eligible or potentially eligible after admission to CCSP
  • Individual chooses community-based, rather than institutional services
  • Health and safety needs can be met by CCSP
  • Participation in no other Medicaid Waiver program at the same time
  • Medicare home health services or hospice does not meet their needs
  • Home delivered meals is not the only service needed
  • The home environment is free of illegal behavior and threats of bodily harm to other persons
  • An individual is not required to be homebound to receive CCSP services

How does an individual obtain Community Care Services?

  • Step 1: The individual contacts the local Area Agency on Aging to complete a telephone screening by calling 404-463-3333. Be sure to mention that you'd like to have SYNERGY Homecare of NW Atlanta as your preferred provider!
  • Step 2: If the individual is eligible for CCSP, they are either placed on the waiting list or referred immediately to Care Coordination for a home assessment.
  • Step 3: A representative from the care coordinator agency will meet together with the individual, caregiver and physician to determine which services are needed. Services are provided by Medicaid-approved agencies actively enrolled in the CCSP. If the individual is not already a Medicaid recipient, an application is completed and submitted to the Department of Family and Children Services through the care coordinator.
  • Step 4: The care coordinator maintains regular contact with the individual and caregivers to assure that services are appropriate and their needs are met.

What are the financial eligibility requirements?

Supplemental Security Income

Persons who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and are eligible for medical assistance automatically meet financial eligibility for CCSP. 2015 SSI limits are $733/month for an individual and $1,100/month for a couple.

Medicaid Assistance

Persons who do not receive SSI may qualify for medical assistance under another Medicaid category. These participants may have to pay toward the cost of services. To qualify for CCSP a person may have a gross income of up to $2,199 per month or must set up a Qualified Income Trust if the income is over this amount.

Cost Share

A person’s monthly income determines how much they will pay towards the cost of services each month. The amount may be as high as all of the income over $733 per month for a single individual. However, the cost-share amount could be different for a married couple as the CCSP Medicaid-eligible person may potentially be able to divert some of his or her income to a legal spouse who is neither in CCSP nor in an institution. The Department of Family and Children Services will determine the exact monthly cost share.

Resource Limit

A single person may have up to $2,000 in resources and in addition, may have up to $10,000 more if designated for burial (life insurance will count towards the burial amount). For a married couple, if a CCSP client has a spouse who is neither in CCSP nor an institution, the total combined assets of the individual and the spouse must be $121,220 or less. The CCSP client must transfer the assets in his or her name in excess of $2,000 to the community spouse within one year from the month Medicaid eligibility begins. If both persons in a couple are enrolled in CCSP and/or an institution, they may have only up to $4,000 in combined resources.

Medicaid Estate Recovery

Medicaid Estate Recovery applies for individuals enrolled in CCSP who own their own home. Please call the intake unit at 404-463-3333 for more information or the Medicaid Estate Recovery office at 770-916-0328.

We proudly serve clients in the following counties:

Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Haralson, Henry, Paulding, Polk, and Rockdale.

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Proudly Serving Atlanta, Austell, Bowdon, Bremen, Buchanan, Carrollton, Cedartown, Conyers, Douglasville, Hiram, Kennesaw, Lithia Springs, Mableton, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Tallapoosa, Temple, Vinings, Conyers, Covington, Lithonia, McDonough.

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