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Medicaid for Home Care in California

Medicaid Certified Home Care Agency in California

An agency can only be eligible for Medicaid reimbursement if they are a certified HHA (Home Health Agency). Every state has issued a checklist of regulations and certifications that an agency must consider.

One can get the details associated with California Medicaid, like license and certification, through the Human Service Department and Bureau of Licensing and certification. One can also look for exemptions regarding licenses for the agencies offering non-med private-duty services.

Governing Body: Medi-Cal


Medicaid in California, known as Medi-Cal, aims to provide health coverage to low-income individuals making 138% below the federal poverty line (FPL). The state offers Medicaid programs for seniors, pregnant women, parents, children, disabled people, and caregivers. For long-term care in California, Medi-Cal also pays for several non-medical support services that help seniors in poor health remain living in their homes. People with refugee status can also get Medicaid for a limited time, depending upon the tenure of their stay in the US.

Medicaid Programs:

  • In-Home Supportive Services
  • Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver (ALW)
  • Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Program
  • Multipurpose Senior Services Program Waiver (MSSP)
  • Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver
  • Medi-Cal for Families Program
  • Denti-Cal
  • Vision Care

Income Requirements:

  • $16,395 per year for a family of one
  • $79,392 per year for a family of 12
  • $5,741 per individual per year for large families

Application Process:

The application process for accessing Medi-Cal for California residents is easy; anyone can apply online for the available Medicaid programs by visiting the Covered California website.

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