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PCA Choice

About this Program

Individuals, both children and adults, with disabilities, chronic diseases, behavioral diagnoses and mental illness who need assistance with personal care in their home or in the community may be eligible for PCA Choice services. 


Through the PCA Choice program, participants can receive help with routine activities that people tend to do every day such as eating, bathing, dressing, mobility, as well as other health-related tasks, behaviors, and more.


Individuals are empowered to recruit, hire and train their own PCAs who provide their care and MRCI will serve as a fiscal intermediary to provide a high level of oversight with employment (background checks, for example) and management-related functions (payroll processing needs such as worker’s compensation, union dues, and other payroll taxes) of their PCA.

Young girl being transferred by her PCA

You are the Leader

In PCA Choice, the participant guides their services, which allows you to select, hire, train and manage your own staff.  

Hire Family and Friends

You can hire the people you know, and who know you to provide your services.


Live, work, and be involved in your community while receiving the care you need.

How to sign up for PCA Choice

# 1

Contact your Lead Agency or County

Determine program eligibility by Finalizing Medical Assistance (MA) Application, and completing MnCHOICES assessment.

# 2

Select MRCI CDS as your PCA Choice Agency

Inform your Case Manager that you've chosen MRCI CDS as your PCA Choice Agency.

# 3

Contact us to schedule your personalized intake meeting

We'll meet with you one-on-one, in the format of your choosing to complete the enrollment process. 

# 4

Develop your care plan

Work with MRCI CDS to develop your individualized care plan. 

# 5

Starting your services

Hire your workers and monitor your approved hours with on-going assistance from MRCI CDS, which includes semi-annual and annual visits. 

Program Forms

PCA Time and Activity Document

PCA Time and Activity Instructions

Paid Time Off - Timesheet

Travel Time - Timesheet

Employment Resources

PCA Employee Packet

Employee Disclosures and Supplements

Direct Deposit Form

Federal Labor Law Poster

Minnesota Labor Law Poster

Payroll Calendar

Status Change Form

W4 Form (Federal)

W4 Form (Minnesota)

FMLA Poster

Youth Labor Laws

Additional Resources

Incident-Accident Report

Consent to Release Employment Information

Employee Exiting Form

ADP Self-Service Login

Job-Posting Agreement



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