Options for Long-Term Care
Single Entry Point

The Single Entry Point, Options for Long Term Care was created in 1995, to allow a
single single entry point access or entry point within a local area, where a current or potential long term care client could obtain information, screening and referral, assessment of need, and a medical and financial eligibility referral to appropriate long-term care programs and case management.

Goal of the Program

The goal of the SEP program is to reduce Medicaid expenses by enabling clients to select alternatives to placement in a nursing home facility. The SEP program requires both medical and financial eligibility. Once eligibility is established, Medicaid will pay the cost of all of the required services.

The participating long term care programs include the following:

  • Medicaid Nursing Facility Care
  • Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly, Blind and Disabled (HCBS-EBD)
  • Home and Community Based Services for Persons Living with A.I.D.S. (HCBS-PLWA)
  • Home and Community Based Services for the Mentally Ill (HCBS –MI)
  • Home Care Allowance (HCA)
  • Adult Foster Care (AFC)
  • Consumer Directed Care
  • Children’s Pediatric Hospice Waiver