IRIS: Participant Information

If you are enrolled in the IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) program, you are referred to as a "participant." Below are resources for current IRIS participants.

IRIS Consultant Agencies

Your IRIS consultant agency can help you self-direct and handle day-to-day operations of the IRIS program. You will choose an IRIS consultant that will work with you one-on-one.

IRIS Fiscal Employer Agents

Your IRIS fiscal employer agent can help do background checks on workers you hire, process payroll, and help with other employer tasks.

IRIS Self-Directed Personal Care

The IRIS Self-Directed Personal Care (SDPC) option is available if you would like to self-direct your personal care services by hiring your own workers, rather than using a Medicaid Personal Care (MAPC) agency.

To learn more about your responsibilities as an IRIS Participant, please read the IRIS Participant Handbook, P-01008 and the IRIS Participant Education Manual, P-01704.

IRIS Consultant Agency Scorecard

The Scorecard is a tool you can use to help you choose an IRIS consultant agency (ICA). Each ICA is represented in the Scorecard by star ratings evaluating how well the ICA performs across a variety of factors, including consumer satisfaction and compliance with state standards. The Scorecard also provides additional information including IRIS consultant to member ratio and contact information for each ICA. Contact your ADRC to discuss the options available to you in your county.

Fiscal Employer Agent Scorecard

The Scorecard is a tool you can use to help you choose a Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA). Each FEA is represented in the Scorecard by star ratings evaluating customer satisfaction, in addition to more information to help you learn more about each FEA. Talk to your IRIS Consultant to discuss your FEA selection.


Other Resources

1-2 Bed Adult Family Home Certification

DHS provides 1-2 bed adult family home (AFH) certification and annual recertification for the IRIS program. They can be reached by emailing or by calling 844-910-3658.

Wisconsin's Functional Screen

Wisconsin's functional screen  is a web-based tool that helps determine whether your needs meet the level of care required to be eligible for IRIS. Rescreens may be needed when your condition has changed.

An experienced professional meets with you to gather information about you, your family, your formal and informal caregivers, your health care providers, and other relevant people, and then enters the information into the functional screen computer program. The program provides a score, which indicates your level of care.


Last Revised: June 15, 2022