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Jun 2017 15

DATE CHANGE – Information Session on Self Direction

  • Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Register by: 06/13/2017
  • Location:
  • Cost: N/A

According to  OPWDD – “Self-directed Medicaid services means that participants, or their representatives if applicable, have decision-making authority over certain services and take direct responsibility to manage their services with the assistance of a system of available supports. The self-directed service delivery model is an alternative to traditionally delivered and managed services, such as an agency delivery model. Self-direction of services allows participants to have the responsibility for managing all aspects of service delivery in a person-centered planning process.

Self-direction promotes personal choice and control over the delivery of waiver and state plan services, including who provides the services and how services are provided. For example, participants are afforded the decision-making authority to recruit, hire, train and supervise the individuals who furnish their services. CMS calls this “employer authority.” Participants may also have decision-making authority over how the Medicaid funds in a budget are spent. CMS refers to this as “budget authority.” “

Self Direction is an alternative way of obtaining services through OPWDD. As an Independent Start-Up/Support Broker for families/individuals seeking to direct their own services, Julie Marks would like to invite anyone interested to an information session to learn about Self Direction
If you plan to attend please respond to

Julie Marks
Community Recreation Coordinator Saratoga Bridges
518-587-0723 x 2607