Molly Morris

April 30, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states can apply for an Appendix K to request a temporary amendment to their 1915(c) waivers, and in some cases, their Section 1115 Demonstrations. Applied Self-Direction has created an Appendix K Tracker... Read more

April 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, it may be increasingly difficult for many states to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid personal care services by January 1, 2020 and avoid penalties. Federal legislation is needed to extend the deadline,... Read more

March 27, 2020

In response to the current coronavirus crisis, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently encouraging states to expand or adopt self-direction in its... Read more

March 25, 2020

Applied Self-Direction has been working closely with our members in states, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), and Financial Management... Read more

February 27, 2020

As of February 2020, fifty-one states and territories have been granted a good faith exemption from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and have until January 1, 2021 to prepare for EVV implementation without incurring FMAP... Read more

February 27, 2020

States were given until November 30, 2019 to submit Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) good faith effort exemption requests to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The vast majority of states and territories have received... Read more

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