A decade ago, UnitedHealthcare Community & State (UHCCS) formed the National Advisory Board (NAB) to serve as an independent advisory council to provide input to UnitedHealthcare in actively engaging members, providers, advocacy groups, and... Read more
As an integral part of our Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series, vendors have the chance to demonstrate their products during our showcase. Applied Self-Direction does not endorse any particular showcase vendor or product.
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Electronic visit verification (EVV) implementation poses significant challenges to self-direction stakeholders but also presents opportunities for greater efficiency and transparency. Financial Management Services (FMS) providers typically play a... Read more
Powered by the People in PA: One Team's Journey as Part of the NCAPPS Self-Direction Learning Collaborative
In April 2022, the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) launched the Self-Direction Learning Collaborative. The Self-Direction Learning Collaborative brings together 22 teams representing 16 states over the... Read more
Self-Direct Sustainability Planning: What Happens When a Caregiver is No Longer Capable or Alive to Administer the Self-Direct Model of Care?
What Happens When a Caregiver is No Longer Capable or Alive to Administer the Self-Direct Model of Care? Rick Thompson, parent and the Executive Director of Champions Community Foundation and Rita Young, parent and private consultant, will... Read more
The Surprising Successes: How Self-Direction Best Serves People Frequently Sidelined as “Too Challenging to Self-Direct"
Self-direction is used by a wide range of people, the majority of whom can clearly express their goals and preferences and actively participate in managing their plans. It is often thought that people with the most intensive support needs, e.g.,... Read more
During this session, leaders from Elevance Health share best practices for implementing self-direction in a managed care environment. In particular, they discuss how managed care organizations (MCOs) can support self-direction by advancing data-... Read more
In the last three years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has given new flexibilities to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to provide supplemental non-medical benefits that address long-term services and supports needs and... Read more
In FY2022, Veterans Affairs (VA) announced an ambitious plan to expand Veteran Directed Care (VDC) nationwide. Since then, important pieces of legislation have been passed and introduced including the PACT Act, Cleland-Dole Act, COMPACT... Read more
Rosie Bartel is a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, and advocate. Her activism has transformed patient-centered outcomes, benefiting people of all ages and all abilities. Rosie’s advocacy began in August of 2009 after she underwent a total... Read more