Participant-Directed Programs

Participant-Directed Programs

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.

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Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)

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.

Fact Sheet

Open Enrollment for FMS providers for clients receiving CDASS:

January 1 – June 30, 2015 is the Open Enrollment period for CDASS clients and authorized representatives (AR) to change their selection of Financial Management Services (FMS) vendors and/or FMS employer models.  

If a client or AR requests a change after January 1, 2015, the case manager should notify the existing FMS and, if applicable, the new FMS using the enrollment form.  The case manager will need to update the PAR if the model is changing.  The PAR changes should not be communicated directly to the Department.

The timelines for open enrollment from Agency with Choice (AwC) to AwC or AwC to Fiscal Employer Agent (F/EA) are below.  These timelines are dependent on the client or AR submitting the necessary paperwork to the FMS vendor:

  1. Selections made and information submitted prior to the 15th of the month will be effective the 1st of the following month.  For example selections made January 1st – 15th will be effective February 1st.
  2. Selections made and information submitted on or after the 16th of the month will be effective the 1st of the next month.  For example selections made January 16th – 31st will be effective March 1st. 

For open enrollment from F/EA to F/EA the timelines will be effective the first of the quarter.  More information about this is forthcoming.

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In-Home Support Services (IHSS)

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.

Fact Sheet

IHSS Providers List - March 2015

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Questions about these programs or want to apply?

Contact the Single Entry Point Agency in your region.