Membership for State Program Agencies

Overview

Membership at Applied Self-Direction is available to state agencies at no cost. The membership year runs from July 1st through June 30th. You may join at any time.

Member benefits include:

  • Up to 2 hours of technical assistance from top experts in self-direction to build and improve your programs
  • Updates to stay on top of national and state policy and program developments for self-direction
  • Open forum webinars to answer your programmatic questions
  • Member-only webinars and trainings
  • Opportunities to provide feedback to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and other federal agencies

Questions? Email membership@appliedselfdirection.com.

Application

State agencies can apply for membership online here.

Directory

You can view the membership directory for state program agencies here.

Consulting

Members can purchase consulting packages at a discounted rate. Members can use these hours to ask questions by email and over the phone or to work with Applied Self-Direction on a larger project.  Below are the consulting packages available exclusively to members:

Consulting Hours 5 hours 15 hours 25 hours 50 hours 75 hours 100 hours 120 hours 150 hours
Dues Rate $1,050 $3,075 $4,975 $9,750 $14,250 $18,500 $21,600 $26,250

Examples of consulting projects we’ve worked on with state agencies include:

  • Transitioning a program from one model of Financial Management Services (FMS) to another (e.g., Agency with Choice to Fiscal/Employer Agent)
  • Creating Requests for Proposal (RFP) for FMS Implementing budget authority in a self-direction program
  • Training state staff on administering self-direction programs
  • Understanding the FLSA Home Care Rule
  • Implementing quality improvement measures in self-direction programs
  • Detecting and preventing fraud and abuse in self-direction
  • Developing training for new support brokers/Information & Assistance providers
  • Training participants on being effective employers

Email info@appliedselfdirection to sign-up for a consulting package.