Montana Community First Choice / Personal Assistance Programs (CFC / PAS)


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~~“Montana Community First Choice / Personal Assistance Programs (CFC / PAS) is a Medicaid program designed for elderly or disabled residents that require in-home care service. Individuals can receive care services from the state (agency based) or they can elect to hire and train their own care providers who are then paid by the Provider Agency. This type of self-directed care program is also referred to as cash and counseling, consumer direction, or participant direction.

One element of CFC / PAS that is attractive to many families is that certain family members can be hired to provide personal care; they can be paid caregivers. Although spouses, parents, and legal guardians are not eligible, the adult children of aging parents and ex-wives or ex-husbands can be paid to provide personal care services.  More information on CFC/PAS can be obtained by accessing the web link."

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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