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A growing number of individuals who live and receive services in the community are choosing to self-direct their services. The purpose of self-direction is to expand individual choice and control over the services and supports that people need to live in the community.

Individuals can self-direct some or all their services by hiring a self-directed employee and/or accessing a program, class or service that is available to the general public through a community vendor

Unlike traditional provider-managed services, where claims are submitted directly to Medicaid by the provider, self-directed services are billed and paid through a fiscal management services agency, also known as a fiscal intermediary.

There are two self-directed employee (SDE) service models available:

  • Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent, with Public Partnerships LLC (PPL) as the fiscal intermediary
  • Agency with Choice, with Easterseals NJ (ENJ) as the fiscal intermediary

To learn more about self-directed services and each of the available SDE models, please review the pre-recorded webinars and informational materials below:

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