Home-Based Worker Information
Q: What are the criteria to be certified to contract with the state and not be classified as a Home-based Worker?
1. Hire at least one employee.
2. Certified to provide services in a home or facility you own or lease (your name must appear on the lease or mortgage).
3. Provide case management, support brokerage, skilled nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and/or physical therapy.
4. You are only certified to provide homemaking services
5. If you are only providing specialized equipment and/or environmental modifications
Q: Can I be both a Home-based Worker and contract with the state?
Q: How can we keep our home-based worker?
A: You can keep your home-based worker if you choose an Agency of Choice Financial Management Service or the Fiscal/Employer Agent Financial Management Service, which is Public Partnerships, LLC. You can also choose to be the employer of record through self-direction and hire the home based worker as your employee.
Q: If we are not considered a home-based worker because our home is ok to do services in, can I ever provide the same service, Respite, in the participant’s home?
A: Yes, you can still provide services in the participant’s home.
Q: Will it affect services during transition if the provider is home-based so services aren't interrupted?
A: The Division is allowing providers who are considered home-based workers to continue their certification through September 30, 2010 to allow for a transition. There should be no interruption in services during this transition.