April 30, 2020

On April 29, 2020, Applied Self-Direction hosted an Open Forum on COVID-19 responses for our Program, FMS, and MCO members. During the forum, we polled our members on a number of FFCRA topics. The poll results are available under File(s).

April 30, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states can apply for an Appendix K to request a temporary amendment to their 1915(c) waivers, and in some cases, their Section 1115 Demonstrations. Applied Self-Direction has created an Appendix K Tracker... Read more

April 14, 2020

In response to COVID-19, some states are temporarily allowing employers who are not the care recipient to also be a paid caregiver. Adjusting program rules to allow responsible parties, such as employers in self-direction, to also be paid... Read more

April 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, it may be increasingly difficult for many states to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid personal care services by January 1, 2020 and avoid penalties. Federal legislation is needed to extend the deadline,... Read more

April 10, 2020

We created a member-only Google document for questions and answers related to FFCRA. This document will be updated... Read more

April 7, 2020

Applied Self-Direction created this decision tree to help entities determine if a self-direction employer and employee are covered for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

April 2, 2020

In early April 2020, Applied Self-Direction held a two-part member webinar on Paid Emergency Sick and Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Self-Direction in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Part 1 of the webinar... Read more

March 27, 2020

In response to the current coronavirus crisis, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently encouraging states to expand or adopt self-direction in its... Read more

March 26, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Applied Self-Direction created this document to explain what we know about the Act as it relate to self-direction and what we are still determining. ... Read more

March 26, 2020

One of the many challenges associated with the coronavirus is that direct care may not be able to be provided as it normally is. Applied... Read more


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