Qualified professionals supervise PCA services. Your qualified professional works for your PCA provider agency. Qualified professionals may be:
If your PCA is performing health-related tasks, your qualified professional must be a registered nurse.
If you are getting traditional PCA services, the qualified professional will visit your home:
If you are using the PCA Choice option the QP will visit your home:
After 180 days of service, the qualified professional may alternate face-to-face visits with telephone or web visits with you and your responsible party to oversee the delivery of PCA services. However, only face-to-face visits may be billed for reimbursement.
For more information, see Qualified Professional Activities and Timelines DHS-4691 (PDF).