Using Medicaid HCBS or ICF/MR Funding

To pay for DSP training and credentialing

Maintaining quality of services and supports to people with disabilities who receive support through the state’s Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)waiver and other Medicaid funded programs is a major concern for government, providers, consumers and families, and therefore an essential priority of a state’s quality assurance/improvement program. To fulfill the commitment to these stakeholders of providing high quality support, it is vital that state’s build the capacity to prepare direct support professionals (DSPs) with the competencies and skills necessary to deliver effective direct support.