Applied Self-Direction

June 25, 2021

Many self-direction programs allow people to hire their own family members to provide the support they need to be independent. In fact, more states than ever have started to allow individuals to hire family during the pandemic. To the uninformed... Read more

June 23, 2021

The 21st Century Cures Act requires states to operate electronic visit verification (EVV) systems for personal care services offered via Medicaid. These EVV systems must verify six key data elements, including ‘the individual providing the... Read more

May 17, 2021

In 2019, HSRI and Applied Self-Direction hosted an international learning exchange on self-direction and mental health. During this presentation, presenters from HSRI and Applied Self-Direction describe what they learned from the exchange and... Read more

April 30, 2021

Have you ever wondered why Fiscal/Employer Agents (F/EAs) use certain tax forms? Have you ever seen a form and thought, “this form is perfect for F/EAs, should we use it?”  Well, if you haven’t, ASD’s Laura Mauldin has!  During this session,... Read more

March 26, 2021

Self-Direction 101 is a training event exclusively available to State Program members. This training is designed for State Program staff who are new to self-direction and those looking for a refresher on the basics. This training covered topics... Read more

March 23, 2021

We held a member-only webinar in March 2021 to provide further analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This landmark legislation includes a 10% FMAP increase for Medicaid HCBS effective April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022 and additional... Read more

March 12, 2021

Applied Self-Direction held a webinar as a follow-up to our recent report with AARP, ... Read more

December 21, 2020

During this member-only webinar, ASD discussed the opportunities we see for self-direction in 2021 and beyond, along with other end of year reflections on the potential impact of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA... Read more

December 16, 2020

In December 2020, Applied Self-Direction held a Preparing for Year-End 2020 Training webinar for FMS members. The training covered:

  • A step-by-step walkthrough of FICA refunding procedures for employees who... Read more
December 10, 2020

As we discussed in our recent issue brief, some payers have elected to enforce EVV implementation in self-... Read more

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