WHAT IS IT?
GAPP is a Medicaid program for minors who meet certain medical requirements. The same level of care required for admission to a hospital or skilled nursing facility must be met for children of families who are eligible for GAPP at any time. The Georgia Department of Community Health oversees GAPP (DCH).
WHO WOULD BENEFIT
Children who are medically frail have access to personal care and nursing care at home through the Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP). Children can receive expert, competent nursing care from Health Force of Georgia in the convenience and security of their own homes.
HOW TO OBTAIN
- An in-home assessment will be done by our primary caregiver
- We will submit application to GAPP
- Once approved, we will schedule the start of care. If denied, start appeal process
- Skilled nursing
- Personal care services
- Assistance with daily living activities
- IV therapies
- Wound care
- Tube feedings
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Complex needs
- Housekeeping, transfers, etc
- Monitoring vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration & temperature
- Assistance with ambulation & transfers
- Catheter Care
- Respiratory treatment
- Ventilator Dependencies
- GAPP – 30-45 days
- Transfers – up to 30 days
- Private Insurance – 5-14 days
KATIE BECKETT WAIVER
For some challenged children, the state is allowed to disregard family income under the Katie Beckett Medicaid Program (KB). Some minors (18 years or younger) who meet the definition of a disabled person under 1614 of the Social Security Act and who reside at home rather than in an institution are given payments. To be covered, these kids must fulfill certain requirements.
GAPP Services comes at no cost to members of Medicaid or Katie Beckett. Katie Beckett and Medicaid members are not charged for GAPP Services.