Qualified professionals supervise PCA services. The qualified professional develops the care plan, using the assessment as a foundation. The QP trains, evaluates and oversees the individual personal care assistants. Only certain professionals can be QPs. QPs must pass a background study and complete training before enrolling as a Minnesota Health Care Programs provider. Qualified professionals may be:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Mental Health Professionals (MHP)
  • Qualified Developmental Disabilities Specialists (QDDS)

Pay: $20 to $45 per hour per QP – DC/DM Tasks

  • $45.00 per client visit
    • Includes Intakes, Annual Reviews, etc for both PCA and 245D clients
  • $35.00 per client visit
    • Supervisory Visits, Training, etc for both PCA and 245D clients
  • $20.00 per service verification phone call
  • $20.00 cell phone stipend every time a QP time report is submitted

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