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Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)


Please join us for our first Front Porch Chat of 2024!

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024

Time: 11:30AM-12:15 EST

Open to NC Medicaid beneficiaries receiving CAP services and their legal guardians.

Meeting will be virtual. Please register through the following link: https://kepro.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuGqqzMtGt0zoCJd8sr82XuW_ls6Gk30 

 The meeting will be centered around the following objectives:

  1. Intro.
  2. Scope of Work as it relates to CAP
  3. Vision for Front Porch chats, their frequency, time/date for future planning
  4. Referral process and website review
  5. Telephonic CAP assessments

We look forward to having you there!

CAP/DA Overview

CAP/DA is a Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program authorized under section1915(c) of the Social Security Act and complies with 42 CFR § 440.180, Home and Community-Based Waiver Services.

The waiver program provides a cost-effective alternative to institutionalization for a Medicaid beneficiary who is medically fragile and at risk for institutionalization if home- and community-bases services approved in the CAP/DA waiver were not available. CAP/DA services allow the beneficiary to remain in or return to a home- and community-based setting by supplementing, rather than replacing, the formal and informal services and supports already available to an approved Medicaid beneficiary.

Who is eligible for the CAP/DA program?

  • A disabled adults 18 years old and older.
  • An individual who is determined to require a level of institutional care under the State Medicaid Plan.
  • An individual who needs at least one or more CAP/DA home- and community-based service based on a reasonable indication of need assessment that must be coordinated by a CAP/DA case manager.

What services are provided under the CAP/DA waiver?

  • Adult day health
  • CAP In-home aide
  • Equipment, modification and technology
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Respite services - Institutional respite and In-Home Aide respite
  • Personal Emergency Response Services (PERS)
  • Specialized medical supplies
  • Goods and services – Participant, Individual-directed, Pest eradication, Nutritional services, Non-medical transportation and Chore services-declutter and garbage disposal
  • Community transition
  • Community integration
  • Training, education and consultative
  • Coordinated caregiving
  • Case management – case management and care advisement
  • Personal assistance
  • Financial management
  • Consumer directed services

How do I apply for the CAP/DA program?

  • A referral may be made by calling Acentra Health at 919-568-1717 or 833-522-5429 (toll free) or by faxing a completed referral form to 833-470-0597
  • Contact a local CAP/DA case management entity in the county of residence of the applicant to request a CAP/DA referral.  
  • If you are a CAP/DA case management entity or a qualified home- and community-based provider, a referral can be completed in the e-CAP system.

For more information, visit the DHHS website.

For more frequently asked questions, visit - FAQs