Applied Self-Direction

June 8, 2022

During this forum, Financial Management Services (FMS) members identified key drivers of FMS cost and quality and share their perspectives. To kick off the discussion, Kate Murray from Applied Self-Direction presented initial findings from a... Read more

May 31, 2022

This resource, developed with the generous sponsorship of Centene, is designed to provide information to states, managed care organizations, and other stakeholders regarding core competencies and skills for professionals providing Information and... Read more

May 18, 2022

In this report, Applied Self-Direction analyzes data from the FY2020 annual report of Medicaid Fraud Control Units to better understand the prevalence of fraud in self-direction. We found that the prevalence of fraud in self-direction is very low... Read more

April 19, 2022

This 2022 National Self-Direction Conference session was designed to educate states and managed care organizations about the cost of providing Financial Management Services (FMS). To help guide the discussion, Kate Murray presented initial... Read more

April 19, 2022

There is a pervasive and long-standing narrative that personal care services, and specifically self-directed personal care programs, are highly susceptible to fraud. This narrative stems from numerous publications from the Office of the Inspector... Read more

April 19, 2022

Medicaid does not pay the room and board costs for a Medicaid recipient receiving home and community-based services. However, under a specific area of Medicaid law, Medicaid will pay the proportionate room and board costs of a live-in personal... Read more

April 19, 2022
In partnership with AARP, the Applied Self-Direction team has completed a National Inventory of Self-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs every three years since 2011. In this 2022 National Self-Direction Conference session, the... Read more
April 19, 2022
Paperwork, timesheet, and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) punch errors can be time-consuming for an FMS entity. An employee getting hired, but never working for a participant can be frustrating and costly for an FMS entity. But, what is the... Read more
April 19, 2022

States vary widely in their approaches to structuring and paying for information and assistance (I&A) in self-direction. Whether delivered by a support broker or a case manager, I&A services are available to help people learn to manage... Read more

April 19, 2022

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, Applied Self-Direction's Laura Mauldin has!

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