Although GAPP can be difficult to understand and navigate, we can simplify the process for you, thanks to our partnership with GAPP.
What is GAPP?
Georgia Pediatric Program is a Medicaid program that provides services to medically fragile children under the age of 21 in need of skilled nursing care and personal care support, in the safety of their own home. Services are approved based on the child’s medical needs, and families who are eligible for Medicaid can apply for GAPP at any time. GAPP is managed by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).
What is Katie Beckett?
Katie Beckett Waiver, or Deeming Waiver, is an eligibility category for Medicaid for children under the age of 18. The Katie Beckett Waiver takes parents’ income out of the picture and bases the decision on the child’s needs. If the child qualifies for the Katie Beckett Waiver, they become eligible for services available under the regular state Medicaid plan.
Getting Approved for In-Home Services
How To Appeal GAPP's Decision
If the number of hours approved for your child is not what was requested or it has been reduced, you have the right to appeal — but you must respond quickly via mail by the deadlines indicated in your letter. Here’s how:
- You’ll receive a letter from GMCF (Georgia Medical Care Foundation), stating GAPP’s decision — and the clock starts from the date on the letter
- We’ll help you with the letters and acquire any other additional written correspondence from doctors, hospitals, or other required documentation.
- We’ll work with you to ensure that all documentation is mailed to the address on your letter within 30 days.
- GAPP has 30 days to accept or deny your appeal.
Your Choice Caregivers provides companion care, personal care, skilled and unskiled nursing care, Sitter/Nanny Services, Behavior/Intellectual Care and Alzheimer’s & dementia care services. Our affordable home care services are customized to allow your family member or adult to live at home in familiar surroundings while relieving you of stress and worry.
Services can begin as soon as 48 hours after contacting Your Choice Caregivers. All services begin with a free at-home assessment, meeting with the patient and family, to develop a Personal Care Plan customized to your needs and budget. The Personal Care Plan is followed by your caregiver and supervised by a registered nurse to be sure all needs are met.
With your approval, care can begin as soon as 48 hours after contacting Your Choice Caregivers.
To start, call us at (404) 479-1008 or send an email to [email protected]. We’ll discuss your needs and schedule to have our RN Director of Clinical Services come to your home to conduct a free, no obligation assessment with your loved one. We’ll answer all your questions such as types of services available and care costs. Then, we’ll create your Personal Care Plan and match your loved one with the perfect caregiver.