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Effective Date: 
11/2019

Documents

 

Instructions

Updated: 11/2019

 

Purpose

To provide an overview of benefits and responsibilities of the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option.

The individual may select the CDS option for the following programs and services:

  • Client Managed Personal Attendant Services (CMPAS):
    • personal attendant care
  • Community Care for Aged and Disabled (CCAD), Primary Home Care (PHC), Community Attendant Services (CAS) or Family Care:
    • personal attendant services
  • Community First Choice personal assistance services/habilitation (CFC PAS/HAB):
    • Note: CFC services are Medicaid state plan services that are also available to individuals who receive services in the following HHSC waiver programs: Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD), Home and Community-based Services (HCS), and Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS):
    • habilitation (transportation)
    • respite
    • nursing
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • speech/hearing therapy
    • CFC PAS/HAB
    • supported employment
    • employment assistance
    • cognitive rehabilitation services
    • support consultation
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) Program:
    • residential habilitation (transportation)
    • intervener services
    • respite services
    • supported employment
    • employment assistance
    • support consultation
  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS):
    • supported home living (transportation)
    • respite services
    • nursing services
    • cognitive rehabilitation therapy
    • CFC PAS/HAB
    • supported employment
    • employment assistance
    • support consultation
  • Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Program:
    • all program services
  • STAR Health Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP):
    • respite services
    • flexible family support
    • employment assistance
    • supported employment
  • STAR Kids:
    • personal care services
    • CFC PAS/HAB
  • STAR Kids MDCP:
    • respite services  
    • flexible family support services
    • employment assistance
    • supported employment
    • support consultation
  • STAR+PLUS:
    • Personal care services
    • CFC PAS/HAB
  • STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS):
    • personal assistance services
    • respite services
    • nursing services
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • cognitive rehabilitation therapy
    • speech-language therapy
    • supported employment
    • employment assistance
    • support consultation

 

Procedure

When to Prepare

The case manager/service coordinator presents the overview to individuals receiving services upon program enrollment, at scheduled reassessments and any time an individual requests information on the CDS option. The case manager/service coordinator informs the individual of the right to choose their method of service delivery through the agency option or the CDS option.

 

Number of Copies

One original and one copy.

 

Transmittal

The case manager/service coordinator gives the original Form 1581 to the individual.

 

Form Retention

Retain a copy of Form 1581 in the case folder.

 

Detailed Instructions

The case manager or service coordinator reviews with the applicant/individual receiving services:

Page 1 – Consumer Directed Services Overview

Page 2 – Differences in CDS and Agency Service Delivery Options

 

Sections of the form that must be filled out and/or signed include:

By checking the box, I confirm that I have viewed the video, HHS: The Consumer Directed Services Option — The individual or the legally authorized representative checks the box to indicate that they viewed the video, HHS: The Consumer Directed Services Option.

Individual or Legally Authorized Representative Signature and Date — The individual or the legally authorized representative signs and dates the form indicating the case manager presented this information.

Case Manager/Service Coordinator Signature and Date — The case manager or service coordinator signs and dates the form verifying the information was presented to the individual.