May 7, 2019

2019 Self-Direction Conference Breakout Session: The 21st Century Cures Act requires states to implement an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System for Personal Care Services (PCS) by January 1, 2020 and for Home Health Care Services (HHCS) by... Read more

July 25, 2018

On July 10, 2018, CMS announced that it was proposing to tighten Medicaid payment rules. Medicaid rules generally prohibit Medicaid payments from being made to any entities other than the provider or FMS entity, with a few exceptions--e.g., in... Read more

May 24, 2018

In May 2018, Applied Self-Direction held a webinar to review and analyze the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)... Read more

February 6, 2018

On January 26, 2018 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a question and answer session for states related to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation with a focus on state issues and concerns. Applied Self Direction... Read more

January 19, 2018

In January 2018, Applied Self Direction held a webinar, EVV Guidance from CMS: What We Know So Far. During the webinar, Applied Self Direction reviewed CMS' latest Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) guidelines.

The training... Read more

January 4, 2017
This April 2014 Self Direction 201 was developed for NRCPDS FMS and Program Members at Boston College.This session focused on highlights of the Centers for Medicare... Read more
December 13, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Request for Information (RFI): Federal Government Interventions to Ensure the Provision of Timely and Quality Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) on November 9, 2016... Read more

November 23, 2016

Comments on CMS-2249-P2: Medicaid Program; State Plan Home and Community-Based Services, 5 Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, and Setting Requirements for Community First Choice

November 16, 2016

This Congressional Research Service report discusses the cost and financing for LTC services and the current market for private LTC insurance; compares the CLASS provisions in both the House and Senate health care reform legislation and... Read more

November 16, 2016

The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, State Members, as well as interested Members of the National Participant Network (NPN) provide comments via this letter on the Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)... Read more


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