Rayim assists individuals and families who want the flexibility, independence, and decision-making power of a self-directed service program that is customized to meet their specific needs.
These are some of the ways we help people with self-directed services:
Choosing a self-directed service program instead of a traditional service can give individuals and their families an unparalleled level of choice, flexibility, and customization in the services and supports they receive. SDS programs are available to individuals who are receiving Medicaid- and state-funded services for the first time, as well as for current service recipients who wish to switch to an SDS plan.
While an SDS program offers many benefits, it is also a commitment that makes individuals and their families responsible for planning and managing services. However, we offer help and guidance to SDS program recipients at every step of the process. Rayim’s SDS team includes a Medicaid service coordinator, a support broker, and a Fiscal Intermediary coordinator, and is available to help you weigh your options and decide whether an SDS program is the best choice for you.
Individuals who receive self-directed services make all of the final decisions about the services and supports included in their programs, but a Rayim service coordinator can help with the process of planning an SDS program. Your service coordinator can work with you to identify all of the service and support options that are available to you, and to help you select the combination of services that will benefit you most.
As a self-directed Fiscal Intermediary, Rayim can also help you find and work with a support broker, and create a detailed, Medicaid- and state-funded budget that will cover all of your program costs.
An SDS program can include a wide range of supports, from school tuition to music lessons to vocational training. Direct supports like day habilitation and after-school respite can also be included.
A self-directed service plan offers many rewards, but the paperwork it requires can be daunting. A Rayim support broker can make sure you know which documents, receipts, and other information you need to submit, and help you with the process of completing required forms and documentation.
As a self-directed Fiscal Intermediary, Rayim will handle administrative tasks such as tracking your expenditures, completing background checks on prospective service providers, billing Medicaid for services, and paying service providers. We’ll provide you with a monthly statement that details your service expenditures and reimbursements.
Self-directed service programs put individuals and their families in charge of selecting, hiring, managing, and paying for services, with funding from a Medicaid- and state-supported budget. Your Rayim FI Coordinator can help you fulfill these responsibilities by providing guidance, information, and friendly advice on how to resolve any problems that arise.
As a self-directed Fiscal Intermediary, Rayim will help you find and hire service providers. We can also offer training on working with individuals with developmental disabilities to any staff you hire to provide services or supports.