|How long does it take to be enrolled in the HCBA program?|
|Patients who reside in a facility such as a hospital, a skilled nursing facility and the like, may get approved within 30 to 60 days. Patients applying from a community setting such as their home will be placed on a waiting list.
Eligible children and youth under the age of 21 are not added to any wait list and qualify for priority enrollment.
|How do I submit a HCBA application?|
|Oxford is more then happy to complete your application and submit it to the appropriate party on your behalf. Oxford will also track the status of the application and keep you informed throughout.|
|Do I need to have Medi-Cal in order to apply for HCBA?|
|HCBA recipients must apply for Medi-Cal in order to receive HCBA program services.
You may apply for Medi-Cal before or after you have requested HCBS waiver and program services.
On your Medi-Cal application you must indicated that you need long term care services and support.
More information on how to apply please go to Ways to Apply for Medi-Cal.
|How many hours of nursing care can a patient get approved for?|
|Patients can get approved for 8 hours of nursing per day 7 days a week, up to 24 hours a day, it all depends on the patient’s acuity level and specific care needs.|
|How will I know how many hours I’ve been approved for?|
|We will keep you informed as soon as we find out what you’ve been approved for.|
|On what basis do they determine the number of nursing hours?|
|An RN will visit the patient to conduct an evaluation to determine the level of care the patient needs, the RN will then submit this assessment for review and help determine the number of hours of nursing care the patient needs.|