Many programs have 2 Service Delivery options:
|Agency-directed Services (Who is my “agency”?)||Consumer-directed Services (CDS)
|This is the traditional model where a Provider Agency does all the employer jobs, including:
||This is the alternative model where the family or individual acts as the Employer, with the assistance of a Payroll company (FMSA).
|Funds from HHSC are used to cover:
||Funds from HHSC are used to cover:
|HHSC pays a lower hourly rate for Consumer-Directed Services, since there is no Provider Agency overhead/profit to account for.
Therefore, the CDS Option saves funds while providing more control to the individual/family.
Now let’s look at Personal Factors that effect your Service Delivery Options…