Participant direction gives people enrolled in a
waiver more control and authority to decide who provides needed services and how those services are provided.
Participant direction is available for homemaker/personal care services, often called HPC.
All three of the waivers administered by the
department offer HPC services, making the option for participant-directed HPC available in all of DODD’s waivers.
who choose participant-directed HPC are responsible
- hiring employees,
- deciding how much to pay employees (see this
- training employees,
- providing day-to-day supervision of employees,
- verifying timesheets of employees,
- and choosing someone to help with these employer functions, if they need help.
Learn more about participant-directed HPC in
from Lori Horvath, deputy director of the department’s Division of Medicaid Development and Administration. Watch Lori Horvath explain participant-directed HPC services here and Brian Harrigan, Medicaid systems consultant, discuss the Medicaid Services System here.