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The Electronic Visit Verification (EVV): A Blueprint for Self-Direction is intended to be useful to stakeholders developing their own EVV products, as well as to help stakeholders evaluate existing EVV products to determine whether these options... read more
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Applied Self-Direction created a Directory of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Vendors Interested in Serving Self-Direction Programs based on a Request for Information (RFI) to identify vendors interested in serving self-direction programs. In... read more
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Mark Sciegaj, Professor of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University, and Kevin J. Mahoney, Founding Director of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS), led a member-only webinar on their recent paper... read more
In the Agency with Choice model of Financial Management Services (FMS), the participant and FMS entity serve as co-employers of workers. To ensure that services are truly self-directed and participants are shielded from unnecessary risk and... read more
AARP and Applied Self-Direction partnered to look at innovative practices that four states used to improve accessibility and quality in their self-directed LTSS programs. Findings from this study were published by AARP in a report entitled "Taking... read more
Mollie Murphy was a highlighted speaker at the The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) 2018 Directors Forum & Mid-Year Conference in Columbus, Ohio in June 2018.  Mollie's session, Capacity... read more
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On July 10, 2018, CMS announced that it was proposing to tighten Medicaid payment rules. Medicaid rules generally prohibit Medicaid payments from being made to any entities other than the provider or FMS entity, with a few exceptions--e.g., in the... read more
In recent years, self-directed approaches for people with serious mental health conditions have been increasingly implemented around the country. This July 2018 member-only webinar reviewed the current design, implementation, and research results... read more
While we often talk about self-direction as a monolithic concept, there is a wide range of program types that fall under the umbrella of "self-direction." Some self-direction programs allow participants to identify and hire their own workers, but... read more
As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the Caretime... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the CellTrak... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the FreedomCare... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the Tellus... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the Public... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the GT Independence... read more
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As an integral part of the 2018 Self-Direction Workshop, we offered an EVV Showcase. The Showcase ran concurrently with the workshop sessions and included demonstrations from 11 different EVV solution providers. The slides from the Sandata ... read more
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In May 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a webinar to review and analyze the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Informational Bulletin and Frequently Asked Questions released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The webinar... read more
 In May 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a member-only webinar titled, Self-Direction for All: Introducing Self-Direction to Program Participants and Staff. Although self-directed options have been available for over 30 years, many individuals who... read more
This HSRI Research Brief summarizes the results of the new research looking into outcomes of housing independence and employment between individuals who participated in self-direction and those who did not. Compared with nonparticipants, self-... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Workshop Breakout Session: Never Doubt That a Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens Can Change the World. The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports was established in response to a need for an organizational home for... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Workshop Breakout Session: More than an EIN: Responsibilities of Participant Employers. Working relationships between employers and employees can be complicated, and those relationships are even more complex in a self-directed... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Conference Breakout Session: The Whole Picture: Keys to Success under Managed Care. Each year more states provide their Medicaid Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) through Managed Care. With the growth of Managed LTSS, self-... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Workshop Breakout Session: Transfer Standards: A Series of Trade-Offs. Transferring from one F/EA to another can be challenging under any circumstances. Ensuring continuity of services, with a minimum of disruption to the... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Workshop Breakout Session: Support Planner, Broker, Consultant…A Rose by Any Other Name. Self-direction is a best practice and national trend in long term services and supports (LTSS). Also known as consumer-directed or... read more
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2018 Self-Direction Workshop Open Plenary: Supporting Choice in an Increasingly Complex World: What a Great Time for Self-Direction!  Here in the U.S., our fragmented patchwork of long-term services and supports will continue to be strained for... read more
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In April 2018, Applied Self-Direction lead a presentation that introduced the philosophy and foundation of self-direction.The webinar was a good introduction for staff new to self-direction or as a refresher on the key tenets of self-direction for... read more
Evidence shows that maximizing the consumer’s degree of choice and control, a concept known as self-direction, is an effective way to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS). Learn how four states used innovative strategies to develop and... read more
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Applied Self-Direction created a Directory of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Vendors Interested in Serving Self-Direction Programs based on a Request for Information (RFI) to identify vendors interested in serving self-direction programs. In... read more
Applied Self-Direction created a Directory of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Vendors Interested in Serving Self-Direction Programs based on a Request for Information (RFI) to identify vendors interested in serving self-direction programs. In... read more
Applied Self-Direction created a Directory of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Vendors Interested in Serving Self-Direction Programs based on a Request for Information (RFI) to identify vendors interested in serving self-direction programs. In... read more