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Participant-directed services are home and community-based services (HCBS) that help people of all ages, across all types of disabilities, maintain their independence and determine for themselves what mix of personal assistance supports and services work best for them. Participant direction empowers each program participant to expand his or her degree of choice and control over decisions made about his or her long-term services and supports in a highly personalized manner.
How do I know which program is right for me?
CDASS is a service-delivery option that allows home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants to direct their care and have full control over their attendant services.
Participants in CDASS have the option to change Financial Management Service (FMS) agencies quarterly, by the 16th of March, June, September and December. All paperwork for a transfer must be completed and approved by the receiving FMS vendor by the 1st of the month that the transfer will occur.
If you do not want to change FMS agencies you do not need to take any action.
Financial Management Service (FMS) Health Insurance Options and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Requirements
CDASS Clients who need information about health insurance options and ACA requirements can contact any of the FMS organizations:
Visit Consumer Direct Website for current documents
If you are a Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) member interested in starting CDASS, you must contact your case manager in your region.
If you currently are participating in CDASS contact Consumer Direct Colorado for the following:
How can I participate with other stakeholders on policy issues related to Participant-Directed Programs?
IHSS is a service-delivery option that allows home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants to direct their care and have control over their attendant services, while having additional support with budgeting.
How can I participate with other stakeholders on policy issues related to Participant Directed Programs?
Questions about these programs or want to apply?
Contact the Single Entry Point Agency in your region or Consumer Direct Colorado (CDCO)