This study of the Cash & Counseling demonstration program for adults in the three participating states examines how a new model of consumer-directed care changes the way that consumers with disabilities meet their personal care needs and how... Read more
This article discusses the quality of care received by participants in the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation, including health outcomes, the potential for fraud and abuse, and participant satisfaction.
This study of Florida's Cash & Counseling demonstration program, Consumer Directed Care (CDC), compares children's use of services and quality of care under traditional versus consumer-directed approaches to Medicaid HCBS.
This report, written by Jennifer Schore, Leslie Foster, and Barbara Phillips, details the enrollment issues faced during implementation of the program. In addition, the report looks at consumer experiences including issues resulting from acting... Read more
In an effort to enhance marketing efforts and increase enrollment in the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided funding to conduct qualitative research (focus groups). Participants... Read more
States are increasingly interested in the individual budget model for older Medicaid beneficiaries as a mechanism to improve responsiveness of benefits to beneficiaries’ needs and preferences and to increase their ability to remain outside or... Read more
Self direction programs use a variety of policies in regard to performing background checks on workers. This document presents some options for background checks as used by existing self direction programs.
This report assesses the appeal of the Cash and Counseling demonstration by: (1) estimating the proportions of eligible beneficiaries that participated and comparing the characteristics of participants and nonparticipants; (2) describing... Read more
This environmental scan was designed to understand facilitators and barriers to self direction in behavioral health, ascertain interest among stakeholders, adapt the model and outcome measures to better fit the needs of behavioral health... Read more
This research brief was completed as part of the Aging Network Workforce Competencies (ANWC) Partnership project. It presents the key findings from a survey of AAA directors and staff to identify competency-based workforce initiatives... Read more