Applied Self-Direction

March 26, 2021

Self-Direction 101 is a training event exclusively available to State Program members. This training is designed for State Program staff who are new to self-direction and those looking for a refresher on the basics. This training covered topics... Read more

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

March 12, 2021

Applied Self-Direction held a webinar as a follow-up to our recent report with AARP, ... 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

December 16, 2020

In December 2020, Applied Self-Direction held a Preparing for Year-End 2020 Training webinar for FMS members. The training covered:

  • A step-by-step walkthrough of FICA refunding procedures for employees who... Read more
December 10, 2020

As we discussed in our recent issue brief, some payers have elected to enforce EVV implementation in self-... Read more

November 17, 2020

On Thursday, October 15th, we held a member open forum on EVV implementation issues. This forum was a chance to compare notes about EVV implementation challenges and to share best practices and unresolved issues.

The forum slides are... Read more

October 30, 2020

The wrong EVV approach in self-direction could incite Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations resulting in penalties for payers, FMS entities, and/or participants, and risk creating joint employment. This alert describes the EVV approach that... Read more

September 30, 2020

In the summer of 2019, Applied Self-Direction completed a National Inventory of Self-Direction Programs for the 2020 AARP... Read more

September 24, 2020

In the summer of 2019, Applied Self-Direction partnered with AARP to complete a National Inventory of self-directed programs in the United States. The inventory builds on the... Read more


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