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An Inventory of Publicly Funded Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs in the United States

After a decade of changes in federal law, regulation, and policy designed to promote the growth of publicly funded participant-directed long-term services and supports (PD-LTSS) programs, the number of these programs has grown considerably. This article details the process for developing this data resource, describes some of the major characteristics of PD-LTSS programs in the United States, and discusses possible implications and areas for future research.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/65887

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FLSA Home Care Rule Toolkit

A resource for participant direction program stakeholders, this toolkit is in response to new rules promulgated by the US Department of Labor (DOL) that will take effect January 1, 2015. This webpage is designed to be your one-stop location for information and resources about the FLSA Home Care Final Rule and it's impact on participant direction programs. Resources include webinars, toolkits, and flowcharts. More resources will be added as they are developed.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/65649

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Factors affecting participant engagement in the design and implementation of public programs

This research issue brief summarizes the results of an in-depth research study on participant engagement in the design and improvement of Cash & Counseling programs. It is intended to provide policymakers, program funders, advocates, and program participants with insights into the challenges faced and subsequent outcomes when developing and sustaining meaningful participant engagement practices. This issue brief aims to provide concrete recommendations based on the research conducted.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53307

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NewsCLIPS: The DRA Section 6087 - Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services State Plan Option - Spring 2007

HCBS.org News CLIPS highlights the important work related to Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. In each issue, we examine a topic related to home and community-based care by providing an overview of recent papers and publications. The Spring issues provides an overview of the reports available on consumer direction and Cash & Counseling. Models of self-directed personal assistance services have been researched, reviewed and evaluated by many sources. Review the many resources available.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/51216

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You decide. Your help. Consumer Directed Video

Interested in how to use media to market your program? Minnesota has developed short video clips to make it easier for consumers to learn about “You Decide. Your Help.” The following video segments show viewers how to use the consumer directed service option to provide the help you need to continue to live at home. These clips give viewers the basic information on what the option is, who is eligible and who to contact for more information.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/50992

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An Environmental Scan of Self-Direction in Behavioral Health: Summary of Major Findings

This scan was designed to understand facilitators and barriers to self-direction in behavioral health, ascertain interest among stakeholders, adapt the model and outcome measures to better fit the needs of behavioral health consumers, and develop recommendations to inform next steps. The scan was a joint effort conducted over 18 months (Sept 2011-Feb 2013) by researchers from the National Center for Participant-Directed Services, Human Services Research Institute, and University of Maryland.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53401

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Self-Directed Budget Enhances Access to Home Health and Other Needed Services, Resulting in Fewer Unmet Needs, Better Health Outcomes, and High Satisfaction for Medicaid Beneficiaries

What They Did. Did It Work? How They Did It and Adoption Considerations. These are all the questions that the Policy Innovations Profile will answer about Cash & Counseling. As a voluntary alternative to traditional agency-delivered home care, a joint public-private program gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home care and related services that they can spend at their own discretion. Review the evidence. tools and resources and otherimplementation tips.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53376

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National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services

This is the official website of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS), which is the only national center of its kind to assist states and other agencies or organizations that want to offer, or already offer, participant-directed services to people with disabilities. NRCPDS provides technical assistance, research, education, and training to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid funded programs.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/53261

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