To Be a Paid Caregiver, a Parent-Spouse Must Now be Employed by an Agency

By May 8, 2024May 9th, 2024No Comments
Paid Caregiver
Paid Caregiver

Did You Hear?

As of 1.1.24, parents of minor children and spouses receiving DODD benefits must be employed by an agency provider to be a paid caregiver, and are limited to 40 hours of service per week.

Here is an excerpt from OAC 5160-44-32 explaining the update:

The parent/spouse must work for an agency provider certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) to provide HPC. The DODD certified agency is required to ensure these staff members meet all personnel requirements, including but not limited to:

  1. Background checks
  2. Registry checks
  3. Initial and annual training
  4. MUI training, etc.

These Service Codes must be used when billing:

  • Individual Options Waiver: AXP
  • Level One Waiver: FXP

More information can be found in Ohio Administrative Code 5123-2-08 or by contacting Medicaid Billing Services.

If you have questions, please Email Our Service Team.