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Colorado Medicaid Consumer-Directed Programs

May 1, 2009

A report by the Colorado Alzheimer's Coordination Council (CACC) that lists the different types of consumer-directed programs including Consumer Directed Attendant Support (CDAS) and In Home Support Services (IHSS). The report includes the target population, eligibility, enrollment cap, services, training, case management, budget and application information for each program. There is also information about where to find further information on these programs

Consumer direction provides clients more choice and control over care. In a consumer-directed program, clients may select, hire, train, supervise and dismiss their personal care worker. Clients decide whom to hire, what services are provided and the time of day their worker provides care.

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