Resources

In April 2017, Program Members participated in a discussion forum titled, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Implementation in Self Direction.
A presentation on the challenges in operations and compliance for Fiscal/Employer Agents.
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In April 2017, FMS Members participated in a discussion forum on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems.
Introduction The NRCPDS has produced several resources in response to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Home Care Final Rule. This webpage is designed to be your one-stop location for information and resources about the FLSA Home Care Final Rule... read more
The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) has released an Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates. This toolkit is the in a series of accessible policy and advocacy resources that ASAN will release this year. According to information... read more
Sample IRS Form SS-4 for a Fiscal/Employer Agent (F/EA) to obtain a separate Federal Employer Identification Number.
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In January 2017, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) released the article, Baker Speaks Out for Medicaid & ACA Protections. With momentum gathering behind the GOP-controlled Congress's efforts to repeal the Affordable... read more
The June 2012 Heritage Foundation article, It's Time to Remake Medicaid.
The June 2005 Heritage Foundation article, A Road Map for Medicaid Reform.
The January 2003 Heritage Foundation article, The Future of Medicaid: Consumer-Directed Care.
The February 2017 GOP Health Policy Brief, Obamacare Repeal and Replace: Policy Brief and Resources.
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In March 2017, The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) released the article, TrumpCare Sinks: So Is Medicaid Now More Secure? Disability, elder and health care advocates held their breath last week waiting to see if the new... read more
The article, Four Pillars: Reimagining Long-Term Services and Supports, by Connie Garner and Rodney Whitlock is available online. 
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published a report on whether a state's adoption of the ACA Medicaid expansionfor low-income adults affects the size of its HCBS waiver waiting lists. The full report can be found online.  Some members of... read more
The 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 now available online.  The new CMS Administrator submitted a... read more
The February 2017 article, Pilot Program Could Open Door to Home-Based Medicare Coverage, written by Christine Ayala for The Hill is available online.
This NRCPDS presentation from the 2013 HCBS conference presents and examines best practices for fraud prevention and detection in participant direction programs in light of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report, Personal Care Services:... read more
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The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), created the attached table to reflect current state minimum wages in effect as of January 2017, as well as future enacted increases. For more information, including 2014-2017 minimum wage... read more
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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This May 2015 Self 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 presenters... read more
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This June 2012 Self Direction 201 training, Medicaid Authorities Supporting Participant Direction, was developed for NRCPDS Members at Boston College. The training session was a follow up to SD 101, and focused on comparing and contrasting all legal... read more
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This March 2013 Self Direction 201 training, C... read more
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This April 2014 Self 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
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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.
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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
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