CDS Curriculum Grows to Meet New Standards Established by CMS


This February the National Council on Disabilities (NCD) issued a report, CMS Managed Care NCD Recommendations, examining the increased financial burden that state governments face when addressing managed care for people with disabilities and Medicaid’s response to such challenges. Citing a number of factors, including state managerial capacity, performance measurement, and the challenges of utilizing the most cost-effective methods (among many others) the NCD report offers a variety of different recommendations to address the transition from state run services to managed care.

The Elsevier DirectPaths/College of Direct Support (CDS) team encourages you to consider the forthcoming changes in managed care as examined in the NCD report. Our developers strive to keep our curricula growing to meet new standards and quality set by CMS. CDS online courses are evidence-and competency-based curricula whose training meets and exceeds traditional compliance. Our developing curricula and skills-based learning tools help managed care provide a high-quality workforce efficiently.

For more information on the CDS curriculum, including class descriptions, please visit:

To read the CMS Managed Care NCD Recommendations report:

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