Participant Directed Programs Policy Collaborative


The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) is a joint monthly meeting for stakeholders and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department). The PDPPC is a place where stakeholders and the Department work together, with transparency, on issues relating to the Participant-Directed Programs administered by the Department. These programs include Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) and In-Home Support Services (IHSS).

PDPPC Stakeholder Co-Chairs

The PDPPC voting members have elected two stakeholder co-chairs, who represent stakeholders in meeting planning and are available as a resource to all PDPPC stakeholders. They can be contacted at:

The Department has appointed John Barry as the PDPPC Department co-chair to coordinate with Curt and Kevin.  He can be reached at:

2022 Meeting Recordings & Handouts

December 21, 2022 - MEETING CANCELED

November 16, 2022

October 26, 2022

September 28, 2022 - MEETING CANCELED

August 24, 2022

July  27, 2022

June 22, 2022

May 25, 2022

April 27, 2022

March 23, 2022

February 23, 2022

January 26, 2022

2021 Meeting Schedule and Handouts

December 22, 2021 - Meeting Canceled

November 17, 2021

October 27, 2021

September 22, 2021


August 25, 2021

July 28, 2021

June 23, 2021

May 26, 2021

April 28, 2021 Meeting

March 24, 2021 Meeting

February 24, 2021 Meeting

January 27, 2021 Meeting

PDPPC Subcommittees and Work Groups

IHSS Subcommittee

  • The In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). The subcommittee includes IHSS stakeholders and is tasked with planning, implementation, and policy review for IHSS.
  • To be added to the distribution list for communications about this subcommittee, please contact Erin Thatcher at
  • IHSS Subcommittee Meeting - June 28, 2022
    Time: 2-3 p.m. MT
    Webinar Link
    Call-in: 617-675-4444, Passcode: 317 662 815 2247 #
    Meeting Agenda

Utilization Review/Utilization Management (UR/UM) Subcommittee

  • The Utilization Review/Utilization Management (UR/UM) Subcommittee meetings are held the last Monday of every month. The subcommittee includes CDASS and IHSS stakeholders.
  • To be added to the distribution list for communications about this subcommittee, please contact Erin Thatcher at

PDPPC Background Check Work Group Meeting

  • The Background Check Work Group is focused on updating the CDASS background check process for clear and streamlined program requirements and improved member support. Meetings are scheduled monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., through all of 2021, and thereafter until further notice of the work is completed.
  • To be added to the distribution list for communications about this work group, please contact Jessica Corral at Jessica Corral at
PDPPC Formal Recommendations and Dept. Responses

Formal Recommendations and Responses

The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) prepares, votes on, and forwards formal recommendations to the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. The PDPPC has submitted the following recommendations to the Department:

The Department has issued the following responses to PDPPC recommendations:

Fact Sheets, Acronym List, and other Resources 

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.

Financial Management Service Agency and Training/Operations Vendor Information

Financial Management Services (FMS) Organizations as of February 2021

  Palco   Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL)


CDASS Training and Operations Vendor

  Consumer Direct Colorado (CDCO)
  Phone: 844-381-4433
  Fax: 866-924-9072



Questions or comments about the PDPPC may be sent to or 303-866-3173.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Please notify John Barry at or the 504 ADA Coordinator at at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities and language services for individuals whose first language is not English may be provided upon request.

Questions or comments about CDASS or IHSS policies, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), enrollment, vendor performance, or other topics may be sent directly to the Participant-Directed Programs (PDP) Unit. You may contact the unit through:

Visit the Participant-Directed Programs webpage for more information and resources.