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

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

September 16, 2020

During an August 2020 State Program Member Open Forum with Applied Self-Direction, Alec Graham from The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services shared Washington's self-direction program response to COVID-19. This resource... Read more

August 26, 2020

During an August 2020 State Program Member Open Forum with Applied Self-Direction, Liz Sandblom from The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) shared MA's self-direction program response to COVID-19. This resource summarizes... Read more

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

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 2, 2020

In early April 2020, Applied Self-Direction held a two-part member webinar on Paid Emergency Sick and Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Self-Direction in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Part 1 of the webinar... 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

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