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What is NYIA in New York?

The New York Independent Assessor Program (NYIA) conducts assessments of New York Medicaid members who wish to receive long term home health care services, including Consumer Directed Personal Care Services (CDPAP). 

NYIA is the first step on any path to long-term Medicaid health care in New York.
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Who is eligible for a NYIA assessment in New York?

You are eligible for a NYIA assessment if you: 

  • Are 18+ years old 
  • Have Medicaid (or are eligible for Medicaid) 
  • Require assistance with the activities of daily living for more than 120 days 

How do I start the home health care/CDPAP process in New York? 

It’s 1 – 2 – 3 easy to get started on your care journey with FreedomCare, and the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) Program is the first step! 

Get approved with NYIA

Call 1-855-222-8350 (TTY 1-888-329-1541) to schedule your NYIA assessments.

Follow the prompts for scheduling a long-term care assessment and have your Medicaid number ready.

NYIA assessments are broken into two parts and can be done remotely or in-person.

1) A NYIA approved nurse performs a Community Health Assessment. They’ll ask about the daily assistance you need – be open and honest!

2) A Clinical Assessment (medical assessment) is performed by a NYIA approved health care provider to verify your medical needs.

Get your Plan of Care

All health plans require a Plan of Care (POC) assessment once you’ve been approved by NYIA for services.

A POC is the plan’s version of an assessment to determine the exact number of hours granted for your health care each week and uses the NYIA assessment information as part of their decision.

Get authorized!

When the NYIA and POC assessments are finished, the last step is authorization.

Authorization from your health plan grants FreedomCare permission to start your health care services using the hours you’ve been granted each week.

That’s it! Call FreedomCare at 1-866-260-3785 to get started today!

How do I start the home health care/CDPAP process in New York?

It’s 1 – 2 – 3 easy to get started on your care journey with FreedomCare, and the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) Program is the first step! 
01

Get approved with NYIA

 

Call 1-855-222-8350 (TTY 1-888-329-1541) to schedule your NYIA assessments.

Follow the prompts for scheduling a long-term care assessment and have your Medicaid number ready.

NYIA assessments are broken into two parts and can be done remotely or in-person.

1) A NYIA approved nurse performs a Community Health Assessment. They’ll ask about the daily assistance you need – be open and honest!

2) A Clinical Assessment (medical assessment) is performed by a NYIA approved health care provider to verify your medical needs.

02

Get your Plan of Care

All health plans require a Plan of Care (POC) assessment once you’ve been approved by NYIA for services.

A POC is the plan’s version of an assessment to determine the exact number of hours granted for your health care each week and uses the NYIA assessment information as part of their decision.

03

Get authorized!

When the NYIA and POC assessments are finished, the last step is authorization.

Authorization from your health plan grants FreedomCare permission to start your health care services using the hours you’ve been granted each week.

That’s it! Call FreedomCare at 1-866-260-3785 to get started today!

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