Participant budget under ICWP more restrictive than that allowed under GAPP.

Topic: Health Law, Decided by: Judge Miller 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: August 19, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Petitioner, who is aging out of the Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) and is transitioning into the Medicaid Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP), is given a budget under ICWP that reflects his needs and the parameters of that particular program.  He is permitted to negotiate hourly compensation rates with his personal support providers under ICWP’s self-directed option, so long as he does not exceed his total budget.  Finally, he is allowed a period of ninety days to transition from GAPP to ICWP given his need to identify and train caregivers able to address his severe health conditions. 

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