February 8, 2019

In February 2019, Applied Self-Direction held a member-only webinar, Veteran-Centric LTSS: How Veterans Use Flexible Budgets and Spending Plans to Meet Independent Living Goals. Sue Flanagan from Westchester Consulting led the... Read more

December 5, 2018

On December 5, 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a Preparing for Year-End 2018 Training webinar for FMS providers in self-direction. The training covered:

  • Best practices for Form W-2 and 1099-MISC production and filing
  • ... Read more
August 30, 2018

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... Read more

August 15, 2018

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

August 9, 2018

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 "... Read more

July 25, 2018

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... Read more

July 18, 2018

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

June 28, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

In May 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a webinar to review and analyze the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)... Read more

May 24, 2018

 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,... Read more


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