COVID-19

July 28, 2020

We have compiled self-direction questions and answers with our advice based on our understanding of the HHS published guidance for the Medicaid and CHIP Targeted Distribution. Please remember that nothing contained herein is legal advice.

July 23, 2020

In collaboration with Granite State Independent Living, Applied Self-Direction created a case study to better understand how individuals who self-direct are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. When we compared self-directing individuals who are... Read more

June 2, 2020

Applied Self-Direction developed a guide for Fiscal/Employer Agents for how to report FFCRA payments and claim tax credits on the new IRS Form 941 and Schedule R. The guide was written using the current draft versions of both... Read more

May 28, 2020

On May 26th Applied Self-Direction hosted a member webinar on the taxability of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) wages for Federal and State unemployment purposes (FUTA and SUTA). The slides are available under File(s).

April 30, 2020

On April 29, 2020, Applied Self-Direction hosted an Open Forum on COVID-19 responses for our Program, FMS, and MCO members. During the forum, we polled our members on a number of FFCRA topics. The poll results are available under File(s).

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

In response to COVID-19, some states are temporarily allowing employers who are not the care recipient to also be a paid caregiver. Adjusting program rules to allow responsible parties, such as employers in self-direction, to also be paid... 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

April 10, 2020

We created a member-only Google document for questions and answers related to FFCRA. This document will be updated... Read more

April 7, 2020

Applied Self-Direction created this decision tree to help entities determine if a self-direction employer and employee are covered for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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