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 the Department. 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

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:

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

2023 Meeting Recordings & Handouts

Aug. 23, 2023


July 26, 2023


June 28, 2023

May 24, 2023

April 26, 2023

March 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

January 25, 2023

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

PDPPC Subcommittees and Work Groups

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 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 Erin.Thatcher@state.co.us.
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 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.