Self-Direction in Medicaid: Challenges & Opportunities

Self-direction is a form of individual health empowerment and falls under the Managed Care category of Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). It’s the ability and right for a person with a disability to actively make choices in terms of assessing their own needs, determining the caregiver to meet those needs and evaluating the quality of services provided.

In Medicaid, eligibility to leverage self-direction depends on each state’s defined use of self-direction for groups that utilize home-and-community-based services. 

In this whitepaper, learn about:

  • Self-Direction Mechanics
  • Consumer Challenges to Engage
  • State Approaches to Improving Adoption and Effectiveness
  • The Role of Managed Care in Increasing Utilization
  • Opportunities for Policy Reform

Plus, discover how states can help consumers get started and envision success on their self-direction path.

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