Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Colorado Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)

PROGRAMS FOR

DD

Developmental Disabilities (Adult)

IDD

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Adult)

BI

Brain Injury (Adult)

A

Aging (Adult)

HSCI

Head and Spinal Cord Injuries (Adult)

PD

Physical Disability (Adult)

MB

Mental/Behavioral Needs (Adult)

IMPORTANT PROGRAM NOTICES

WHAT’S NEW

  • PPL Named FMS in the CDASS Program. We have been selected once again to support the Colorado Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) program! Check out our press release here.
  • If you’re currently enrolled with PPL, you can stay enrolled with us. If you aren’t presently enrolled with PPL and are interested in enrolling with us, you can submit FMS Open Enrollment paperwork to your case manager by June 1, 2024. 
  • Colorado now recognizes Direct Care Worker Appreciation Week during the first full week of April. More info here. Thank you to all of Colorado’s direct care workers!

Overview

CDASS is a service delivery option that helps people with brain injuries, mental health issues, physical disabilities, spinal cord injuries and aging direct their care and attendant services. If you qualify, you will be able to: 

Participants can 

Work with your case manager to develop a care plan that meets your needs and goals and to change your plan if your needs change.

Decide how much to pay for services, and negotiate with care givers (within your budget).

Find, hire, manage, and dismiss your care givers.

Use BetterOnline to monitor your care giver’s hours and spending.

Use BetterOnline and Time4Care to review, approve, and submit your care giver’s timesheets.

Services include

Payroll – We process payroll for your care giver using money from your budget.

Employment tax requirements – We handle all employment-related taxes for you, including federal, state, local, and unemployment.

Monthly budget managementWe help you keep your spending on track. 

Enrollment support – We help you and your care giver with enrollment and training through your enrollment specialist.

Customer service – Our friendly and professional customer service agents are available five days a week to help you with any questions.

Service reports – With our reports you’ll always have a clear picture of the services you’ve received. 

Employer of Record – We help participants, or their chosen employer of record, establish employer status.

How to get started

Take the questionnaire

Time4Care™

Both participants (employers) and caregivers (employees) have lots of timekeeping to do when working in a self-direction program.

Time4Care is our highly rated mobile solution for Apple and Android smart devices.

Reminders to submit timesheets

Timesheet submission and approval alerts

Timesheet error checking

Offline time entry

Simple calendar interface

Privacy features

Documentation

Instant timesheet approval

Works right in the MyAccount/BetterOnline portal

EVV Training

Please join us every month for EVV Training! Details on when are provided to those in need of training.

BetterOnline™

Better Online is a web-based app that keeps you organized and gives you the tools and info you need to manage your self-direction journey. Handle timesheets, check how much you spend each month, and get answers when you need them. It’s easy to use and available from any internet-connected device.

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is used in your program. Submit and approve timesheets with Time4Care EVV, our easy-to-use mobile app.

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Here are some things that will help you learn more about EVV and how to use the Time4Care mobile app:

EVV and Time4Care FAQ Time4Care Quick Guide

Telephone Option for EVV

PPL offers a telephony option to clock in and out for Attendants. In order to use the telephony option, the Member’s telephone number must be registered with Customer Service.

Telephony will not work until after the telephone number is registered. If you call the telephony number from any phone that is not registered, you will not be able to submit or approve shifts through the system.

01. 
Phone Line Registration

Member should first call PPL customer service to register their phone number. Customer Service can be reached at: 888-752-8250

02.
Submitting and Approving Shifts

To submit a shift as an Attendant or approve/reject a shift as a Member you will call this dedicated telephony number: 844-885-6908

03.
Attendants will

  1. Dial 844-885-6908
  2. Enter last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) and Date of Birth
  3. Select Program Member from list
  4. Follow prompts to start new, modify, or end shift If needed follow prompts to correct and resubmit entries

04.

Member/Authorized Representative will

  1. Dial 844-885-6908
  2. Verify identity by entering Last 4 digits of SSN and DOB
  3. Select Attendant from list Follow prompts to review and approve or reject any submitted shifts

Do you have questions about EVV?  

If you have questions or feedback related to EVV, enrollment, taxes or other topics that you need to escalate to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance to help get a resolutions, you can send a report with this form:  

Log in

Select the system your program uses to go to the login page.

Time4Care™

Log time, review, approve, and submit timesheets, and handle electronic visit verification with ease.

Learn more about the benefits of Time4Care

Download in App Store Download in Google Play
BetterOnline™

Fill out, approve, and submit timesheets, complete enrollment paperwork, and run reports 

Program Documents

FILTER DOCUMENTS

Payroll Documents

Direct Deposit Update NEW

Contact Information