This article presents a comprehensive evaluation of the Background Check Pilot Program, which was established to identify efficient, effective, and economical procedures for conducting State and national background checks on prospective direct... Read more
This report describes the design and implementation of Personal Preference, New Jersey’s model of Cash and Counseling. It also draws lessons from the state’s experience. The report is based primarily on in-person interviews conducted in April... Read more
This study of the Cash & Counseling demonstration program for adults in the three participating states examines how a new model of consumer-directed care changes the way that consumers with disabilities meet their personal care needs and how... Read more
This article discusses the quality of care received by participants in the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation, including health outcomes, the potential for fraud and abuse, and participant satisfaction.
This study of Florida's Cash & Counseling demonstration program, Consumer Directed Care (CDC), compares children's use of services and quality of care under traditional versus consumer-directed approaches to Medicaid HCBS.
This report, written by Jennifer Schore, Leslie Foster, and Barbara Phillips, details the enrollment issues faced during implementation of the program. In addition, the report looks at consumer experiences including issues resulting from acting... Read more
In an effort to enhance marketing efforts and increase enrollment in the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided funding to conduct qualitative research (focus groups). Participants... Read more
States are increasingly interested in the individual budget model for older Medicaid beneficiaries as a mechanism to improve responsiveness of benefits to beneficiaries’ needs and preferences and to increase their ability to remain outside or... Read more
Self direction programs use a variety of policies in regard to performing background checks on workers. This document presents some options for background checks as used by existing self direction programs.
This report assesses the appeal of the Cash and Counseling demonstration by: (1) estimating the proportions of eligible beneficiaries that participated and comparing the characteristics of participants and nonparticipants; (2) describing... Read more