Senior Passport (North Counties Only)
PASSPORT (Pre-admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today) is a home-care program funded by Medicaid that provides long-term care services to assist people over 60 in maintaining their independence. Individuals at risk of nursing home placement can often remain in their own homes with the supportive services of the PASSPORT program. Services include personal care assistance, homemaking, home-delivered meals, emergency response systems, adult day care, home medical equipment, minor home modification, medical transportation, chore services and social work counseling. An assessment at no cost can be completed for anyone interested in home care services regardless of program eligibility.
Licensed professional PASSPORT staff assesses clients' needs, makes recommendations, and arranges for needed services. In-home services are provided through contracted agencies at no cost to Medicaid-eligible individuals 60 years of age or older. Catholic Social Services is the Administrative Agency responsible for operating PASSPORT in Champaign, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble, and Shelby counties.
The Ohio Department of Human Services and the Ohio Department of Aging fund PASSPORT.
Quality Assurance Process
To assure quality service and client Provider choice, PASSPORT has developed a systematic quality assurance monitoring system. The PASSPORT Quality Assurance Process is based on guarantees made to HCFA by the state of Ohio to obtain the PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver. Those guarantees include safeguards for the client's health and welfare and Provider procurement and monitoring systems. COPs and SPECS are the PASSPORT standards for Provider service delivery by which each Provider's service quality will be evaluated.
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Conditions of Participation (COPs) and Service Specifications (SPECS)
PASSPORT COPs and SPECS are the standards by which all PASSPORT services must be delivered. The COPs apply to all service providers. The SPECS define and set the standards for individual services of PASSPORT and apply only to Providers of those services. Each Provider planning to participate in PASSPORT service delivery must read and develop an understanding of the expectations defined in the COPs and in the relevant SPECS.
Contact the Ohio Department of Aging for COPs and SPECS listed. COP 5101:3-31-08 and SPECS 5101:3-31-09 are part of the Ohio Administrative code.