By Jeff Mau|2017-11-28T14:42:55+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Billing Plus, Central Region, Dawn Gilder, Jeff Mau, Minnesota, MN, Sarah Christensen, Uncategorized|Tags: Billing Plus, Central Region, Developmental Disabilities, Minnesota, Software, Therap National Conference, Therap Services|0 Comments
JOIN US NEXT WEEK!!
2016 Minnesota Therap Regional Conference in Burnsville.
August 16-17, 2016.
The Central Region Therap Team is excited to be coming to Minnesota next week. If you have not already registered for this conference, please consider joining the 55+ members of the MN Therap User community that will be there.
The Minnesota Therap Conference is a great event. Learn about recent developments in the Therap system. We are offering sessions on individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR), billing from Therap, use of the system for 245D compliance and staff training management and more!
If you are not a Therap User, this is a fantastic opportunity to evaluate Therap and how the system can support your agency. Use this opportunity to speak with members of the MN Therap User Community (60 providers) to learn how Therap works for them.
The conference will be held at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville, MN 55337.
Please take a moment to view the schedule.
Check out the Day 1 workshop sessions!
For more information and to register, visit our conference page. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Therap will be at the following Minnesota events…
ARRM Technology Showcase – November 15, 2016. Brooklyn Center, MN
What a great week! I spent time with a current Therap User Provider, a new Therap User Provider and Providers seeking to enhance their documentation process and are in the evaluation process.
Monday evening and Tuesday, I spent time with MBW Company in New Ulm. MBW has been using Therap for 5 years and are preparing to implement MAR Plus.
I am pleased to announce the dates for the Iowa and Minnesota Therap Regional Conferences. Would you be so kind as to note these on your calendar?
IOWA: June 1-2, 2016 in West Des Moines. Site: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
MINNESOTA: August 16-17 in Burnsville. Site: Best Western Premier – Nicollet Inn
Feedback from last year’s IA & MN conferences clearly indicated a desire to have more sessions for the intermediate and advanced Therap Users. To that end, PLEASE let me know what topics you wish to focus on. Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I really want to hear from you!
We also seek presentations from our user community! If you have a topic about your Therap use or how a particular module benefited your agency, please share your experience with fellow providers. Again, please send your topic and/or presentation outline to email@example.com. Don’t be shy….you’ll be sharing with friends.
Please 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Mau – IA / MN / NE Therap Business Development Consultant
Another Minnesota Therap Conference has come and gone. It was the first conference I had a hand in organizing at the local level. Given my predisposition to over think everything, I had a few sleepless nights prior to the event. But, when all was said and done… this was a great meeting!
What made it great was the active participation of our attendees. New users, tenured users and non-users made up the 112 participants and ALL were engaged.
This level of discourse is what makes these conferences worthwhile. It was (and is) clear that the Therap community in Minnesota is not afraid to ask the tough questions of Therap staff and/or each other. It was a tremendous learning experience.
I was pleasantly surprised at the unsolicited comments I received via email. Here are just a few…
- “Thanks Jeff. We found the Conference very helpful and informative.” – Matt Sharp, Living Well.
- “Thank you for the best conference EVER!!!! ” – Leanne Negley, Rural Living Environments.
- “Thank you. It was a great session!!” – Bethany McCabe, Cardinal of Minnesota.
Well… I appreciate the kudos, but this was a team effort and, more importantly, without our Therap user community, none of this would have been possible.
From our team to you…
Last week (August 3-4) I had the opportunity to attend the ARRM Technology Showcase in Bloomington, Minnesota. The focus of the event was to discuss how technology is impacting the I/DD industry and to visit with vendors about their various tech tools. Of the 150-200 attendees, there were 30-35 current Therap users representing about 20 Minnesota agencies.
I had the pleasure of meeting these users, answering questions and visiting about the recent Release, Individual Based Caseloads, how the Billing Plus functionality works with the MN-ITs system… lots of great conversation.
It was also great to meet agencies that were not electronic database users and show them the advantages of using the Therap System. This group was interested in seeking solutions.
The conference adjourned Tuesday afternoon, and after talking to the last agency in the hall, I packed the booth, gathered my materials and decided to not work in the hotel room. I had been there since Sunday afternoon and was seeking some outdoor venue to check email and touch base other clients and contacts. Since this was a technology show and I do “work in the cloud”, why not checkout a local lake with internet access? There are 10,000 lakes in the state, right?
So, by 5:30pm, I was sitting at Lord Fletcher’s dock on Lake Minnetonka, doing catch-up work, having a walleye sandwich and ice tea. A great way to cap off a very good conference.
(BTW – No mosquitoes!)
Thanks to ARRM for hosting the event. I look forward to attending next summer.
Minnesota Therap Users… time is running short to take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount when registering for the Minnesota Therap Conference.
- Early Bird (Non-Refundable) : Sign up by July 17, 2015 – $99
- Regular Registration (Non-Refundable) : Starting from July 18, 2015 – $129
- Regular Registration (Refundable) : Starting from July 18, 2015 – $149
This year’s location is the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave S., in Burnsville. According to Google Reviews, 4.7 of 5 Stars. The venue looks to be fantastic!
I’ve been attending these conferences while at my previous agency assignment and in my new role with the company. One would think that I may have “heard it all”… but, I must say… I learn something new at each of these events. Please, don’t look at the preliminary schedule and think, “Hmmmm, I know all of this stuff” and choose not to attend. There’s always something to learn.
In June, I attended the Nebraska Therap Conference in Omaha. The exchange of information between providers was impressive.
I was involved in the eMAR discussion. As it turned out, most of the users in the room use the MAR modules. After the overview, the floor was opened up for questions and the following was quickly asked by a newer user agency, “How do you do your schedule 2 med counts in Therap?”
Within 5 minutes, several methods were being discussed. All viable. All were met with nodding heads and follow-up questions. People walked away saying, “I’m going to try their method. I thought ours was the only way to do that.” Moreover, the dialogue nearly spilled over into the next session. People needed to take a seat or go to where the were planning.
If you cannot attend, send others from your agency! Send your direct support staff. Send your finance team. Provide your organization the opportunity to expand the collective knowledge base, especially with a tool that is used daily to gather data that can, arguably, be vital to your operation.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE THERAP MODULE? Why not present at the conference? You are the expert. You use the platform each and every day in the Great State of Minnesota. SHARE your experiences. Please contact me directly if you would like to do so.
See you soon!