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Understanding CDS and FSMA in Texas

Accommodating Healthcare Services provides CDS and FSMA in Texas. We are reliable healthcare providers committed to superior quality medical services. Our team of professionals has extensive training and experience in providing compassionate care for those with complex medical needs. We work closely with clients and their families to develop individualized care plans that meet their specific needs, promoting overall well-being and independence. Our team provides comprehensive consumer-directed services and financial management services to individuals, ensuring they receive the best possible care.

What Is CDS

Consumer-directed services (CDS) is a program that enables individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities to manage their care and receive services at home instead of in a nursing facility. It allows individuals to hire, train, and manage their personal care providers while receiving financial assistance for these services. CDS gives individuals more control over the type and quality of care they receive while promoting independence and self-determination. Our team is dedicated to supporting individuals through CDS, providing them with the tools and resources they need to manage their care successfully.

Caretaker with senior woman looking at chart

What Is FSMA

When you choose to enroll in consumer-directed services (CDS), your case manager will document your decision and provide you with an overview of the program. You’ll receive a list of contracted agencies and will need to choose a financial management services agency (FMSA) to handle your employee and vendor payroll. FMSA organizations or entities provide financial management services, particularly in the context of healthcare and disability services. These agencies assist individuals with managing their finances and administrative tasks related to their care. They may handle tasks such as payroll, budgeting, invoicing, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations. This program helps individuals manage their CDS program, ensuring financial responsibilities are met accurately and efficiently.

Benefits of CDS and FSMA

Implementing both consumer-directed services (CDS) and financial management services agency (FSMA) offers several distinctive benefits for individuals with chronic conditions and their caregivers. These programs are designed to promote independence, improve quality of life, and provide financial support, intending to make home-based care a practical and beneficial option. The advantages of the CDS and FSMA programs include:

Increased Independence

CDS and FSMA promote independence by allowing individuals to manage their care or receive support from their families at home.

Personalized Care Plans

With CDS, individuals can choose their care providers and develop personalized care plans that meet their individual needs. Similarly, FSMA provides resources for families to develop care plans that best support their loved one’s needs.

Familiar Environment

Both CDS and FSMA allow individuals to receive care in the comfort of their own homes, avoiding the stress and unfamiliarity of a nursing facility.

Financial Assistance

CDS and FSMA provide financial assistance for individuals or families caring for someone at home, alleviating some of the financial burden associated with caregiving.

Family Involvement

Both programs promote family involvement in an individual’s care, allowing for greater collaboration and support from loved ones.

How We Can Help

Our team of professionals is committed to providing top-quality services. We understand that each individual’s needs are unique and work closely with them to develop personalized care plans. Our services include assistance with daily activities such as personal care, medication management, meal preparation, mobility support, respite care, and more. We also provide ongoing support and resources to individuals managing their own care. With our help, individuals can maintain independence and receive the necessary care at home.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for CDS and FSMA services, individuals must reside in Texas, and meet certain criteria. Our team can assist with the application process and determine program eligibility. To qualify for services, the individual must have a chronic illness or disability that requires daily assistance with activities of daily living, meet their state’s income and asset guidelines for Medicaid eligibility, and be able to self-direct the management of their care or have a designated representative who can do so on their behalf. Some of the criteria that must be met include:

Financial Eligibility

Individuals must meet specific financial requirements to receive CDS or FSMA services.

Functional Eligibility

Individuals must have a chronic condition or disability that requires support with daily activities.


Individuals must reside in Texas, to receive CDS or FSMA services.


Age requirements may vary depending on the program and service being applied for.

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CDS/FMSA Services

We offer Consumer Directed Services (CDS) and Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA) as part of our comprehensive programs and services. CDS allows individuals to hire and manage the people who provide their services. This program empowers you to make decisions about your personal assistance and respite services within your home and community program. Our team will bring quality care right to your doorstep. Whether you need in-home respite providers or want to contact your own out-of-home providers, our services encompass all your needs. The programs we offer include:

  • Community living assistance and support services (CLASS)
  • Consumer-managed personal attendant services (CMPAS)
  • Deaf-blind multiple disabilities (DBMD)
  • Home and community-based services (HCS)
  • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
  • Primary home care (PHC)
  • Family care (FC)
  • Community attendant services (CAS)
  • Texas home living (TxHmL)

Empowering Individuals to Maintain Their Independence

Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing the best possible care for individuals with complex medical needs. We understand the importance of personalized care and empowering individuals to maintain their independence while receiving the support they need. Let us work with you to develop a customized care plan that meets your specific needs and promotes overall well-being. We are committed to providing compassionate homecare services and supporting our clients’ happiness, health, and independence. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one receive the quality care they deserve in the comfort of their own home.

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