Cash and Counseling
The NRCPDS hosted a webinar on budget authority November 24, 2014. During the webinar the speakers reviewed the core concepts of budget authority and outlined the four key points on the budget authority spectrum. They also reviewed how budget... Read more
The results of a survey on the interest of managed care organizations in developing a Cash & Counseling option for delivering long-term personal assistance services.
This article presents results of a survey of the attitudes and practices of managed care organizations concerning consumer direction. The study focused on understanding several alternative measures of consumer direction and the factors that are... Read more
This article highlights the specific importance of consumer participation in the pre- and post-survey focus groups, and how that participation enhanced program planners' understanding of survey results, informed the design of the CCDE cash option... Read more
This study assesses the effects of consumer direction on the experiences and well-being of the primary informal caregivers of children who participated in Florida's Cash & Counseling demonstration. Instead of Medicaid home and community-based... Read more
This policy brief includes findings from quantitative and qualitative data sources. It examines consumer interest in Cash & Counseling and why the option was successful for most participants.
The following report presents twenty-four case stories about the experience of adults and children with disabilities who receive the cash option in the Consumer Directed Care Program in the state of Florida. The report is available as both a... Read more
Implementation issues discussed in this article are centered around how consumers, providers, payers, and policy makers are affected by consumer-directed programs. The information for the report was gathered through interviews with twenty policy... Read more
This report assesses the effects of Cash & Counseling on Medicaid beneficiaries' primary informal caregivers and describes the experiences of their directly hired workers. The abstract (free) and full report (subscription required) are... Read more