The Services My Way program offers District residents enrolled in the Medicaid Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD) Waiver more choice, control and flexibility over the services they receive. Services My Way includes participant-directed services (PDS) as an alternative to traditional personal care services.
You may be eligible for the Services My Way program if you are a resident of the District of Columbia, are enrolled in the Medicaid EPD Waiver Program, and you live in your natural home.
Once you confirm you are on the EPD waiver, your first steps before joining the Services My Way program include:
- Learn about your role and responsibilities in PDS
- Develop a person-centered Individual Service Plan (ISP)
Services My Way includes two specific EPD waiver services.
- Participant-directed Community Supports is available only to EPD waiver participants enrolled in the Services My Way program. When using this service, the participant or his/her authorized representative is the common law employer of their Participant Directed Worker (PDW).
- Individual Directed Goods and Services are services, equipment or supplies not otherwise provided through the EPD Waiver or State Plan. These Goods and Services must address an identified need in the participant’s Person-Centered Plan (PCP). For a list of Allowable and Non-Allowable Goods and Services, see the Participant Guidebook, Appendix B.