Minnesota User Group Meeting – 10/26/15

IMG_0827Please join your Central Region Therap Team next Monday, October 26th at 10:00am for the Minnesota User Group Webinar.  This meeting is provided at no cost.  All user agencies are invited to attend.  Your organization does not need to be a user agency to participate.

Click here to register.

Our current agenda is as follows (subject to change without notice):

* General Announcements. How to register for the National Conference.
* Review of available 245D Custom Forms and where to find them.
* 245D GER Form update. Concept Review.
* Overview of GER Resolution.
* Overview of ISP Data enhancements.
* Overview of Employment History Module.
* Overview of the Individual Home Page.
* Overview of the Training Academy.
* Q & A.

What is a user group?
A user group is a meeting of Therap users in the same state to troubleshoot, network, discuss state-wide issues and get information on the latest Therap releases. You may also ask questions and get help on any topic regarding the usage of Therap at your agency from the attending Therap team members.

Please submit your questions to the Central Team at central@therapservices.net.

Best,

Jeff Mau – IA / MN / NE Therap Business Development Consultant

jeff.mau@therapservices.net

515-423-3263

Iowa Therap Conference Schedule Posted!

The updated Iowa Therap Conference session schedule is now available.

View the schedule by clicking here.

Register to attend the Iowa Therap Conference being held in West Des Moines, September 30th through October 1st, 2015. This will be a full 2 days of an exchange of Therap information, not only from Therap staff, but between Iowa Therap User Agencies as well.

Submit your billing claims via Therap.

There will be a full day of sessions dedicated to how an agency can submit billing claims directly from Therap to Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, Magellan and the Managed Care Organizations.

Outcome Based Reporting tools.

Learn how to use Therap to clearly, and quickly, demonstrate the outcomes of service provision and formal goal implementation through use the available modules and reports.

Staff Training

On Day 2, we will be joined by DirectCourse / College of Direct Support as they offer a full day of sessions about their online training courses. (IACP member agencies, you have access to these courses as part of your membership!)

…and more…

Sessions topics will range from Heath Tracking, eMAR, Incident and Accident management to tools to help the agency with staff scheduling and training.

We will see you at the Iowa Therap Conference!

Need help filling out the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool?

Therap has a video that is hot off the press to assist you to fill out your Security Risk Assessment.  Click below to view this video:

You can also find this video on Therap’s home page.

Here is more information regarding the Security Risk Assessment from the HHS website:

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS.

The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The tool is designed to help practices conduct and document a risk assessment in a thorough, organized fashion at their own pace by allowing them to assess the information security risks in their organizations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. The application, available for downloading at www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessmentalso produces a report that can be provided to auditors.

HIPAA requires organizations that handle protected health information to regularly review the administrative, physical and technical safeguards they have in place to protect the security of the information. By conducting these risk assessments, health care providers can uncover potential weaknesses in their security policies, processes and systems.  Risk assessments also help providers address vulnerabilities, potentially preventing health data breaches or other adverse security events. A vigorous risk assessment process supports improved security of patient health data.

Conducting a security risk assessment is a key requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule and a core requirement for providers seeking payment through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, commonly known as the Meaningful Use Program.

“Protecting patients’ protected health information is important to all health care providers and the new tool we are releasing today will help them assess the security of their organizations,” said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. “The SRA tool and its additional resources have been designed to help health care providers conduct a risk assessment to support better security for patient health data.”

“We are pleased to have collaborated with the ONC on this project,” said Susan McAndrew, deputy director of OCR’s Division of Health Information Privacy. “We believe this tool will greatly assist providers in performing a risk assessment to meet their obligations under the HIPAA Security Rule.”

The SRA tool’s website contains a User Guide and Tutorial video to help providers begin using the tool. Videos on risk analysis and contingency planning are available at the website to provide further context.

The tool is available for both Windows operating systems and iOS iPads. Download the Windows version athttp://www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessment. The iOS iPad version is available from the Apple App Store(search under “HHS SRA tool”).

Thanks!

Michelle :)

 

Call for Presentations for Therap’s 2016 National Conference!

Hello Therapites!

We are offering an opportunity to any Therap user who is interested in presenting either in a seminar/tutorial or panel discussion format. Therap users can also include surveyors, families, state caseworkers or others who are interacting with agencies using Therap. The goal of the conference is to share best practices and innovation in the use of Therap. Attendees and Presenters will have the opportunity to share and collaborate with current, new, and potential users of the system.

Some suggested topics for presentations are:

  • Getting the buy in for Therap at your agency
  • Agency Guidelines for Use – In particular agencies which can share written policy guidelines
  • The transition to paperless
  • Time and Cost Savings
  • Implementing Therap as a state
  • Implementing Therap as a county
  • Working with unified individuals
  • Addressing Quality Assurance Standards
  • Quality of Documentation and Care
  • Dealing with certification and surveyors
  • Working with Families
  • Sharing data between agencies
  • Using Therap Global Library
  • Staff hiring and training issues
  • Interface with other industry systems (College of Direct Support, accounting packages, etc)
  • State specific issues
  • IT, hardware and infrastructure issues
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Using mobile devices
  • Writing policies about electronic documentation
  • Discussions on how your agency uses specific modules

You may submit your presentation proposal dealing with any of the topics listed above or any other area that addresses your experiences with the Therap System.

Your proposal should include the following information:

  1. Contact information for presenters including: names, academic degrees, titles, affiliations, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (e-mail correspondence is preferred). Please list only the names of presentation authors who will be speaking at the conference.
  2. Please describe the presentation format. Please be advised that due to time and space limitations, Therap Services, LLC reserves the right to determine the length and format of each session.
  3. Title of your presentation

Abstract/Session Description:

  1. Include a 1 paragraph abstract of the proposed conference presentation.
  2. Provide a concise 1 – 2 sentence session description that may be used in our conference brochure and schedule.

Deadline and Acknowledgment of Submissions:

Please submit your abstract with cover sheet soon to National2016@therapservices.net for consideration. Notification of acceptance will be provided via phone or e-mail.

Note: We have an early decision deadline of August 15, 2015. Presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration. Agencies may submit multiple individuals and may receive multiple complimentary registrations.

For more information, please contact us National2016@therapservices.net

2016 National Conference Details & Registration

Thank you,
Justin Brockie
Chief Operating Officer
Therap Services, LLC.

Regional Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, June 2015

Therap will be hosting a regional conference for users of its software for developmental disability providers. The schedule of sessions will be posted on our website. Discussions will include compliance with policies and procedures from the Nebraska Division of Developmental Disabilities.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Omaha Hotel from June 24-25, 2015.

Sign up by May 23, 2015 for early bird registration. A link to registration is here.

For more information visit the conference information page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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KC Conference Hotel Info

I wanted to make sure and inform everyone who may be looking to register and make arrangements for the upcoming KC conference that the hotel name has changed.  The hotel is the same one and at the same place, but the name of it has changed.  The Holiday Inn CoCo Key is now named the Adam’s Mark CoCo Key.  If you would like to make arrangements to stay at the hotel you can contact them at 816-737-4776.  The hotel address is 9103 E. 39th St, KCMO 64133.

If you call the number to make arrangements be sure and ask for the Therap block of rooms that have been established at a discounted rate.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the conference next month!

Time to sign up for the Chicago Conference!

Therap’s conference in Schiller Park, Illinois is scheduled for 4-28 and 4-29.  We are excited to visit with agencies in this region to show some current and new pieces of the system.  Here is a little overview of what you can look forward to:

Event highlights include:

  • Incident and Event Reports
  • Health and Appointment Tracking
  • Medication Administration Records
  • Face Sheets and Emergency Data forms
  • Secure Communications
  • System Administration
  • Sessions focused on implementation and effective use
  • New Employment module
  • Health Plus
  • Local User sessions
  • Implementation Panel
  • and much more!

Ready to register?  Click here.

 

Michelle :)

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Therap is CCHIT certified!

Therap is pleased to announce CCHIT certification! Here is a little information regarding Therap’s certification:

Certification Facts™

Therap Services, LLC.
Therap Services EHR 2013.2.8

Long Term and Post Acute Care EHR

This product has been inspected against integrated functionality, interoperability and security criteria independently developed by CCHIT’s broadly representative, expert work groups. Using CCHIT’s testing methods, this product has been found in full compliance with the criteria in effect on the date of inspection.

For more information on CCHIT, click here

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By |2016-11-03T09:56:50+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Announcement, Michelle Saunders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Welcome to Judevine Center in STL

I am happy to announce that Judevine Center for Autism has partnered with Therap for their documentation needs.  The agency is looking to quickly get up and running in the system and have their staff trained so they can start realizing the efficiencies that Therap provides an agency.  Rebecca Blackwell is the director of Judevine Center and you can find out more about Judevine at www.judevine.org.

If you or your agency would like to find out what Judevine Center has discovered contact us and I will be glad to show you the difference Therap can make at your agency.

Welcome to Therap Midwest Judevine Center for Autism!  We hope to see you and many others at the upcoming KC Conference on May 7-8 in KC.

Welcome to Northstar Residential Care in Blue Springs, MO

I am happy to announce that Northstar Residential recently partnered with Therap for their documentation needs.  The agency is looking to quickly get up and running in the system and have their staff trained so they can start realizing the efficiencies that Therap provides an agency.  David North is the director of Northstar and he recently attended a user group meeting that was hosted in Blue Springs.  If you or your agency would like to find out what Northstar has discovered contact us and I will be glad to show you the difference Therap can make at your agency.

Welcome to Therap Midwest Northstar!