The Transition from PCA to Community First Services and Supports (CFSS)
A big change is coming to personal care assistance (PCA) services in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Human Services will be transitioning from the PCA program we have in place now to a new program. The new program is called Community First Services and Supports (CFSS). Just like the PCA program, CFSS will provide help to people so that they can remain independent in the community.
We have been following the transition closely and will make sure that your PCA services make the change to CFSS. If you are eligible for PCA you will also be eligible for CFSS.
CFSS is a different program and it will expand your choices about how you receive the services that you need. It will give you more choices. We will assist you through the transition to CFSS and make sure that you receive the care that you need.
The eligibility requirements under CFSS will be the same as they were for PCA. CFSS will cover the same services including activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), health-related tasks, and observation and redirection of behavior. We will advocate for you to make sure your services are maintained through the transition.
When the program goes live in 2022, we will keep you posted and make sure that the transition is seamless for you.
Minnesota Quality Care will receive information about the transition from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The transition from the PCA program to CFSS will occur gradually over the course of the year. This is important to ensure you receive the care that you need.