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 "... Read more
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
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
In May 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a webinar to review and analyze the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)... 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,... Read more
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... Read more
In February 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a webinar on the OIG Report, Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Investigation and Prosecution of Fraud and Beneficiary Abuse... Read more
In January 2018, Applied Self Direction held a webinar, EVV Guidance from CMS: What We Know So Far. During the webinar, Applied Self Direction reviewed CMS' latest Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) guidelines.
The training... Read more