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The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) is a stakeholder / Department meeting, that replaced the Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Advisory Committee in January 2012.
The PDPPC is a place where CDASS stakeholders and the Department work together, with transparency, on CDASS issues going forward.
PDPPC Stakeholder Co-Chairs:
PDPPC Department Co-Chair: John Barry, 303-866-3173
Our meeting has a standing location:
900 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Denver CO 80203 | Map
Please check our current PDPPC 2017 Meeting Schedule Webpage in case of any change in meeting location.
2017 Meeting Schedule and Handouts
2016 Meeting Schedule and Handouts
Communication Brief: "Authorized Representative Definition for Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services" - April 2017
FMS Transition Documents can be found on the Participant-Directed Programs Web Page on the Department website.
CDASS Fact Sheet
IHSS Fact Sheet
PDPPC Fact Sheet - October 2016Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Acronym List
(This is a living document. Please send any additions or corrections to John.R.Barry@state.co.us or 303-866-3173)National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services
Consumer Direct Colorado (CDCO) - CDASS Training and Operations Vendor
The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) prepares, votes on, and forwards formal recommendations to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The PDPPC has submitted the following recommendations to the Department:
"Determining Consumer-directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Allocations" - submitted 12/01/12
"Addressing and Preventing Crisis" - submitted 02/01/13
"PDPPC Request regarding the CDASS FMS Procurement Process" - submitted 02/05/13
"HCPF Address All Issues in the CLASP Letter" - submitted 03/14/13 (CLASP Letter dated 01/29/13)
"Reinstatement of Funds for Additional Services" - submitted 05/12/15
"Change in Two-Signature Requirement" - submitted 12/01/15
The Department has issued the following responses to PDPPC recommendations:
Department Initial Response - Allocation Development 12-24-12
Department Initial Response - Addressing Crisis Situations 02-21-13
Department Initial Response - FMS Procurement Process 02-27-13
Department Initial Response - Implementing CDASS in the SLS and CES Waivers 09-23-13
Department Initial Response - Reinstate Funds for Additional Services 06-25-15
Department Initial Response - Two-Signature Requirement 01-21-16
Stakeholder Testimony to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) on CDASS and IHSS:
January 3, 2013:
December 9, 2014:
John Barry or 303-866-3173
Financial Management Services (FMS) Organizations
CDASS Training and Operations Vendor
Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.
Please contact John Barry at 303-866-3173, at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need accommodations.