Project Overview The Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (Partnerships) Project, funded by the New York Community Trust, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016, represented an academic-practice partnership... read more
Applied Self Direction is actively investigating the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) mandate of the Cures Act and what it may mean for self direction. As part of this work, we surveyed NRCPDS FMS and Program Members in February 2017 to gain a... read more
This February 2017 Membership Issue Brief, Updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), includes the following topics: One Organization with Multiple Separate Agent Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) Recovering a Participant’s Unknown EIN... read more
This is a report of the first evaluation of the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) program. NRCPDS staff interviewed Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) coordinators and reviewed information about Veterans both in and... read more
This March 2014 Guide for FMS Providers, Signing up for Individual Healthcare Coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace, was developed for NRCPDS FMS Members at Boston College.
This April 2013 Issue Brief (amended in January 2014), discusses the employer responsibility mandate under the ACA and its implications for participant direction programs, especially those operating under the Agency with Choice model of FMS and... read more
This May 2015 Participant Direction 201 training, Support Brokerage, was developed for NRCPDS Members at Boston College. Contracting support brokerage services to FMS providers is becoming more prevalent in participant direction programs. NRCPDS... read more
This June 2012 Participant Direction 201 training, Medicaid Authorities Supporting Participant Direction, was developed for NRCPDS Members at Boston College. The training session was a follow up to PD 101, and focused on comparing and contrasting... read more
This March 2013 Participant Direction 201 training, C... read more
This April 2014 Participant Direction 201 was developed for NRCPDS FMS and Program Members at Boston College.This session focused on highlights of the Centers for Medicare... read more
The Participant Direction & Managed Care Issue Brief Discussion was held for NRCPDS Members at Boston College in September 2012. FMS Research Analyst, Isaac Selkow, facilitated the call and responded to member questions.
The Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services Sustainability: Findings From a Three Year Program Evaluation Member Forum was held in December 2012 for NRCPDS Members at Boston College. Daniel Schoeps, the Director of Purchased Care for... read more
In July 2013, FMS Lead Mollie Murphy, and Policy Analyst Lucia Cucu, presented to NRCPDS FMS and Program members at Boston College on the Affordable Care Act employer responsibility mandate. This Member Forum was an opportunity for members to... read more
This February 2013 webinar was developed for NRCPDS FMS Members at Boston College and hosted by Center content and technical assistance experts Suzanne Crisp, Mollie Murphy, and Isaac Selkow. The webinar features a discussion about major identified... read more
In collaboration with our Program Membership Steering Committee, we held a Program Member Open Forum on December 12, 2016. This "Getting to Know You" forum gave members a chance to meet their fellow program members and learn about their self-... read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Request for Information (RFI): Federal Government Interventions to Ensure the Provision of Timely and Quality Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) on November 9, 2016. The RFI... read more
This member-only webinar includes discussions about the country's change in administration and it's potential effect on Medicaid, our May Self Direction conference, CMS' request for fraud inquiries, and our new FMS Membership Steering Committee... read more
The NRCPDS hosted a webinar on budget authority November 24, 2014. During the webinar the speakers reviewed the core concepts of budget authority and outlined the four key points on the budget authority spectrum. They also reviewed how budget... read more
Suzanne Crisp developed a helpful tool which outlines the differences between various Medicaid waivers.
In this two-part study, the NRCPDS assessed key issues related to participant direction in Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and integrated Medicare and Medicaid programs for the dually eligible. The NRCPDS reviewed... read more
The Northwest GA Area Agency on Aging and disAbility Link NW was awarded an Innovation Grant from the NRCPDS that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The purpose of this grant award was to expand participant-directed services... read more
Michigan’s Department of Community Health (MDCH), Mental Health and Substance Abuse Administration (MHSAA) was awarded an Innovation Grant from the NRCPDS that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The purpose of this grant award... read more
The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) was awarded an Innovation Grant from the NRCPDS that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The purpose of this grant was to develop a community-based shared care system. The... read more
Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) was awarded an Innovation Grant from the NRCPDS that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The purpose of this grant was to continue developing the participant direction model and test new ideas... read more
To gain a more thorough understanding of how managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs have implemented participant direction, researchers from the NRCPDS conducted an in-depth examination of participant-directed MLTSS (PDMLTSS)... read more
This report discusses the importance preparing social workers for the changing Aging and Disability Network. Access to the article is available at: Journal Article This article is reprinted by permission of Taylor & Francis
Just after the 2013 Financial Management Services conference in Baltimore, MD, the IRS stated that Home Care Service Recipients (HCSRs) can obtain EINs using the IRS’ online system. Third Party Designees for HCSRs can also obtain EINs on behalf of... read more
This webinette describes the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL’s) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Workforce Competency Model Project. The presentation begins with a review of the project background and the Department of Labor’s... read more
Comments on CMS-2249-P2: Medicaid Program; State Plan Home and Community-Based Services, 5 Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, and Setting Requirements for Community First Choice
Comments from the NRCPDS' 3 membership groups in response to the Department of Labor's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to restrict the use of the companionship exemption.
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