Georgia Pediatric Program - GAPP

                                                                      Exceptional In-Home Care Services with NO OUT OF POCKET COST!

What is GAPP?

The Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) is a Medicaid initiative offering services for medically fragile children who require skilled and unskilled care. Families DON’T HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING out of their own pockets. Approval for services depends on the child’s medical needs, and eligible Medicaid families can apply for GAPP at any time. Get your loved one approved for GAPP in just 30 days!

GAPP Services

Your loved one may be eligible for GAPP if they need assistance with personal care/hygiene, mobility, recuperative care, wound care, catheter care, insulin injections, medication administration, wheelchair assistance, respiratory treatment, G-tube care,  trach care, vent support, early intervention, ABA services, and more.

Getting Approved for In-Home Services


Meet with YCC to sign consent paperwork and gather other required information such as letters of medical necessity from physicians, hospitalization discharges, and more.


YCC prepares and submits paperwork to GAPP. GAPP may take up to 30 days to make a decision (approve or denial).


YCC receives decision from GAPP.


YCC contacts you to schedule the start of care or to discuss the appeal process in case of denial.

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 carepersonal careskilled 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.

The Appeal Itself

Step 1:

Writing the Appeal Letter

This letter should be written by the primary caregiver of the patient. It should be in your own words, describing your child’s needs and any special considerations that you feel should make your child eligible to receive the requested hours of care. Describe any equipment he or she depends on, such as tube feedings, central lines for medication and IV fluids, tracheostomy and ventilators, among others. Explain any recent changes in your child’s condition, medication, hospitalizations, etc. Explain how the care of your child impacts your family (are there any other children who also need care?). Explain in detail how your child could be negatively affected by decreasing the in-home nursing/personal care support hours, such as an increased risk for infection, risk of injury, or potential for increased hospitalizations.

Step 2:

Gathering Doctor’s Letters & Additional Documentation

Your doctor should help you make a case for your appeal. They may be able to add additional documents, such as clinical notes, to support your arguments, and may also write a letter in support of your request. Letters from multiple doctors can be submitted, and should include detailed information and support for your request. Additional documentation (such as hospitalization discharge paperwork, nursing progress notes, etc.) can also be submitted.

Step 3:

Submitting Your Appeal

You’re entirely responsible for submitting the appeal. If you don’t follow the instructions and meet the deadlines they’ve given you, the decision cannot be appealed. You’re also responsible for mailing in the appeal, although we can help you along the way.