Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Overview of the CDS Option
    • What is the CDS Option?
    • Roles and Responsibilities Under the CDS Option
    • What Do You, the Employer, or Your DR Do?
    • What Does the FMSA Do?
    • What Does the Support Advisor Do?
    • What Does the Case Manager or Service Coordinator Do?
    • What Does the Service Planning Team Do?
    • It’s Your Choice
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started on the CDS Option
    • Your First Meeting with Your FMSA
    • What Your FMSA Agrees To
    • Developing Your CDS budget
    • Consumer Information and Approval
    • Employer Support Services Costs and Non-taxable Benefits
    • Service Backup Plans
    • Electronic Visit Verification
  • Chapter 3: Being an Employer
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • How to Look for People to Work for You
    • On-the-phone Interview
    • In-person Interview
    • Tips for Interviewing
    • Checking References
    • Hiring your Provider
    • To Be Completed Before the CDS§ Employer Hires a Provider
    • Forms to Be Completed When the CDS§ Employer Hires a Provider (At Time of Hire)
    • Hiring a Professional Provider
    • On-going Evaluation and Management of Your Provider
  • Chapter 4: Communicating Your Expectations to Your Employee
    • Training
    • Scheduling
    • Providing Feedback to Your Staff
    • Supervising
    • Evaluating Your Employee
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Termination of Employment
  • Chapter 5: Staying Safe
    • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
    • How to Recognize Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Chapter 6: Fraud Prevention
    • What is Medicaid Recipient Fraud?
    • Who Can Report Fraud?
    • How can I report suspected fraud?
  • Appendices