Issue brief

June 23, 2021

The 21st Century Cures Act requires states to operate electronic visit verification (EVV) systems for personal care services offered via Medicaid. These EVV systems must verify six key data elements, including ‘the individual providing the... Read more

June 23, 2017

In a March 2017 letter to the nation’s governors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma and Health and... Read more

February 13, 2017

This February 2017 Membership Issue Brief, Updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), includes the following topics:

  • One Organization with Multiple Separate Agent Employer Identification Numbers (EINs)
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January 4, 2017
This April 2013 Issue Brief (amended in January 2014), discusses the employer responsibility mandate under the ACA and its implications for participant direction programs, especially those operating under the Agency with Choice model of FMS and... 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 23, 2016

On December 27, 2011 the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division released a notice of proposed rule making. The proposed rules would revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) "companionship exemption", an exemption from the minimum wage and... Read more

November 23, 2016

This policy brief includes findings from quantitative and qualitative data sources. It examines consumer interest in Cash & Counseling and why the option was successful for most participants.

November 21, 2016

The NRCPDS is excited to announce the release of five issue briefs intended to address issues pertinent to the development and implementation of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Plan. These papers are part of a series... Read more

November 21, 2016

This final report summarizes the findings from the Cash & Counseling Original Demonstration and Evaluation in Arkansas, Florida and New Jersey.

November 17, 2016

This March 2010 issue brief looks at the IRS' REG-137036-08, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that applies to Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agents in participant direction programs.


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