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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.
FY 2015-16 Budget Request for Participant Directed Programs
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.
Open enrollment will be occurring quarterly with the option to change FMS agencies or FMS employer models on October 1, 2015, January 1, 2016, April 1, 2016, and July 1, 2016.
If you do not want to change FMS agencies or FMS models you do not need to take any action.
More information about Open Enrollment process
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:
If you are a Medicaid client interested in starting CDASS, you must contact your case manager in your region
If you currently are on 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.
IHSS Providers List - March 2015
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)