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June 13, 2017

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and NHeLP jointly developed 50 state (and DC) specific fact sheets on... read more

June 1, 2017

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality released a new report, Building the Caring Economy: Workforce Investments to Expand Access to Affordable, High-Quality and Long-Term Care, proposing caregiving jobs investments to address... read more

May 16, 2017

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released the issue brief, State Variation in Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending for Seniors and People with Disabilities, showing major variations in Medicaid spending across different states and and... read more

May 16, 2017

A new report describing Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) expenditures is now available on the Medicaid.gov LTSS data page. The... read more

May 5, 2017

As part of our Membership Committee on Advancing Self Direction in a Changing Environment, we created leave-behind Self Direction... read more

May 5, 2017

For years, people who receive disability-related support services have used self direction to live independently in their communities. Now people with serious mental health conditions are using self direction to transform their lives. A new... read more

March 7, 2017

Questions for the Record “Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Seema Verma to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services” Before Senate Finance Committee is available... read more

February 14, 2017

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published a report on whether a state's adoption of the ACA Medicaid expansion for low-income adults affects the size of its HCBS waiver waiting lists. The full report can be found... read more

February 10, 2017

The article, Dust Off: Veteran-directed care benefits everyone, was posted on TCPalm about the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) program in West Palm Florida. You can access the full article... read more

December 19, 2016

In December 2016, the State Health Reform Assistance Network released an issues brief titled, Capping Federal Medicaid Funding: Key Financing Issues for States.

President-Elect Donald Trump and Republican congressional leadership... read more

January 20, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently posted new information on their website about Labor Costs for Direct Care Workers. The document explains a... read more

January 10, 2017

The Gerontological Society of America released a press release announcing their new issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report, Participant Self-Direction in Long-Term Supports and Services:... read more

December 13, 2016
On December 13, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Informational Bulletin on Strengthening Program Integrity in Medicaid Personal Care Services. The bulletin is avilable online here: www.medicaid.gov/federal-... read more
November 9, 2016

On November 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information and data on additional reforms and policy options that we can consider to accelerate the provision of home and... read more

November 10, 2016

Report: Travelling Hopefully: Best Practice in Self-Directed Support by Simon Duffy

South Australia has firmly committed itself... read more

October 25, 2016

Quartz website posted the article, The future of senior care could be paying your friends and family.This article serves as a great introduction to self direction and includes comments and quotes from the NRCPDS and several other... read more

October 26, 2016

The Public Policy & Aging Report, published quarterly, explores policy issues generated by the aging of American society. The January 2016 issue focuses on Self Direction in Long-Term Services and Supports and includes several... read more

August 30, 2016

The report, “Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration: Overview of State Grantee Progress, January to December 2015,” summarizes progress between January and December 2015 by the 44 MFP grantee states (including the District of Columbia) that... read more

August 24, 2016

This Open Forum describes a September 2015 international learning exchange meeting in which experts in self-direction and mental health from seven nations convened for sharing best practices, discussing challenges, and laying the groundwork for a... read more