Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)
Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) is a Medicaid benefit under the Home and Community Based Services—Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (HCBS-EBD), Community Mental Health Supports (CMHS), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), and Brain Injury (BI) waivers that allow clients to manage their attendant services. CDASS uses the term attendant, though people use many other terms such as aide, personal care assistant and homemaker. In CDASS, you or your authorized representative:
CDASS Fact Sheet: To view or download a fact sheet describing the CDASS benefit, please click here.
In CDASS, Medicaid funds are allocated for you to control, instead of paying a home health agency or personal care agency to provide your attendant care. Your case manager determines your allocation based on your needs. After you or your authorized representative complete training and enroll in the services, you or your authorized representative will be responsible for managing these funds to meet your needs.
Some important requirements:
Contact your local Single Entry Point Agency (SEP) and set up an appointment.
All attendants under the CDASS program are employed by the state's Fiscal Management Service (FMS) who acts as the employer of record. The current FMS for this program is Public Partnership LLC (PPL).
PPL Customer Service: 1-888-752-8250
CDASS Training Schedule
For questions about enrolling in CDASS contact: