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 (HCPF). The PDPPC is a place where stakeholders and HCPF work together, with transparency, on issues relating to the Participant-Directed Programs administered by HCPF. These programs include Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) and In-Home Support Services (IHSS).

PDPPC Online Topic Request Form

Please use the PDPPC Topic Request Form to request a topic for one of the monthly PDPPC meetings. To be considered for a given month's meeting, requests must be submitted no later than the first Tuesday of the month.

The PDPPC Stakeholder co-chairs (see below) and HCPF staff review all topic requests in a monthly planning meeting. We will not always be able to place a requested topic in the next PDPPC meeting. If a requested topic will already be covered by an existing topic on the agenda, then the request will be declined.

You will be notified within five (5) business days following the monthly planning meeting whether your topic will be added to an upcoming PDPPC meeting.

PDPPC Stakeholder Co-Chairs

PDPPC stakeholders approved a request for Co-Chair applications at the January 2024 meeting. 

Review the PDPPC Co-Chair Application Process to get details about the co-chair election process and how to apply.

Deadline to submit applications is: April 15, 2024

The PDPPC stakeholder co-chairs represent stakeholders in meeting planning and are available as a resource to all PDPPC stakeholders. They can be contacted at:

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

PDPPC Stakeholder Meeting Information

2024 Meetings

January 24, 2024

2023 Meetings

December 2023 -  Meeting Cancelled

November 15, 2023

October 25, 2023

September 27, 2023

August 23, 2023


July 26, 2023

June 28, 2023

May 24, 2023

April 26, 2023

March 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

January 25, 2023


CFC Council / Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Workgroup

CFC CDASS Workgroup Meeting Information

Meeting Purpose: Starting in February 2023, this workgroup will review, prioritize and investigate key CDASS policy areas in relation to the federally required aspects of the CFC regulations. The CFC/CDASS workgroup will collaborate with the Department to support the implementation of CDASS in the CFC option in Colorado.

This workgroup will report to the CFC Council and the Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC). Participants are encouraged to understand participant-direction and to have experience with the CDASS service delivery option.

How to Participate: Stakeholders interested in participating in this workgroup should complete the CFC/CDASS Stakeholder Workgroup Interest Form to stay up to date on meeting information.

IHSS Subcommittee

The In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee meetings during the breakout portion of each monthly PDPPC meeting. The subcommittee includes IHSS stakeholders and is tasked with planning, implementation, and policy review for IHSS.

Utilization Review/Utilization Management (UR/UM) Subcommittee

  • The Utilization Review/Utilization Management (UR/UM) Subcommittee is not currently meeting. Updates on UR/UM occur as needed during PDPPC meetings.

Protective Oversight and Accompaniment Stakeholder Engagement Meeting 2 of 2

NOTE: Due to the robust dialogue during the first of these meetings on Oct. 17, HCPF recognizes the need for additional time. This meeting has been extended by 30 minutes and will end at 11:30 a.m. MT.This is the second of two identical meetings intended to provide stakeholders an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Protective Oversight and Accompaniment Guide which was developed as an addendum to the approved Health Maintenance Activities (HMA) Documentation Guide. If you attended the first meeting, held on Oct. 17, 2023, you are not required to attend this meeting. This meeting covers the same content.

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:

Financial Management Services (FMS) Organizations as of February 2021


  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 John.Barry@state.co.us or 303-866-3173.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Please notify John Barry at John.R.Barry@state.co.us or the 504 ADA Coordinator at hcpf504ada@state.co.us 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.