This week I am in Austin, TX meeting at the APDDA Conference. It is a conference that DD administrators from all over the country have come in to participate in discussions with CMS, and other state directors. The week will look at emerging trends and issues in DD systems across the country. It is great to connect with present customers as well as meet some new folks that are discovering Therap.
So this week I brought another Missouri provider into the Therap community through a webinar. I was a little hesitant at the start of the meeting as the person joining the Go To Meeting webinar said, “I hope it is allright as I am joining in on my phone instead of the computer?” My hesitancy was that at the conclusion of the call it would be necessary for the person to enter in some data and initiate the process and activate the process by clicking on a button off the Therap website. Regardless, we began and we went through the process and the entire process was completed in a matter of minutes. No problems whatsoever! It was pretty cool. It was amazing for me to think back to the first agency in Missouri that started using Therap and how different things were then in comparison to this brand new agency signing up. It has been so exciting to be apart of so many agencies moving to greater efficiency, transparency, higher accountability, and less paper chasing through the last several years. It got me wondering and thinking just how many agencies in MO are still out there lost in a paper world? If you haven’t taken the time to see how Therap can make a difference for your agency give me a call so we can show you this solution.
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!
Early Bird registration deadline is fast approaching for the regional conference in Kansas City, Missouri on May 13-14, 2015. The Early Bird rate of $99 is only valid till April 12, 2015. Click here to register now for Early Bird rates.
Therap’s regional conference in Kansas City, Missouri will be held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel from May 13-14, 2015. This conference has been designed for users of Therap’s software for developmental disability providers. Discussions in the conference will include compliance with policies and procedures from the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities. For more information on the conference visit the conference information page.
Early Bird (Non-Refundable): Sign up by April 12, 2015 – $99
Regular Registration (Non-Refundable) : Starting from April 13, 2015 – $129
Regular Registration (Refundable) : Starting from April 13, 2015 – $149
We look forward to seeing you there!
Therap will be hosting a regional conference for users of its developmental disability software in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference will be held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel from May 13-14, 2015.
The cut off date for the room block is Sunday, April 12, 2015. You may call the hotel’s reservation department at (816) 737-0200 and reference the “Therap Services Room Block” to secure the group rate.
Block Room Rate: $79
For Regular room rates please click here to visit the Hotel Website.
As a reminder, registration for the conference is separate from hotel room reservations. A link to registration is here.
For more information visit the conference information page.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Hopefully you had a chance to join us at the National Conference we hosted in Atlanta, GA. What a great conference as we once again set a new attendance record.
This week I am spending time with the Association of Professional Developmental Disability Administrators in San Antonio, TX. The conference has administrators from over 22 states gathered in the Alamo City. Today’s Session was highlighted with a Panel of presenters from the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
Tomorrow we look forward to hearing from Dan Berland to get a sense of the Emerging Trends and Issues in the DD Systems across the US. I always look forward to this presentation as he does a great job of getting a comprehensive view of things across the country. It is amazing how everyone has different issues and at the same time many of the same issues that must be addressed in different ways.
Hopefully your new year is off to a great start! I look forward to a great 2015!!!
for I/DD Service Providers
September 10-11, 2014
|Therap Services, as the electronic documentation leader in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities field, welcomes you to attend a conference designed for providers in Texas, OKlahoma, and the Southwest.
Therap conferences are an ideal place for both prospective and current customers to learn about new developments and practical uses for electronic documentation and reporting including: Individual Supports, Incident Report Management, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Quality Assurance, Electronic Billing, Management of Staff Trainings and Certifications.
This event will include beginner, intermediate and advanced level sessions with focus on:
Be sure to visit our Round Rock, TX Conference Page for more information.
Take a look at the new document storage option in Therap. This information has been highlighted in Leah’s blog and I wanted to make sure you were all aware of this new option to store important client information.
If you would like more info on this feature let us know and we will be glad to add this to your account with us.
As part of the Therap 2014.1 Release, we have added the Document Storage module stand-alone feature that was previously only available as part of our CCHIT Certified EHR Package.
With the Document Storage module, different types of External Documents such as Admission Order, Authorization, Consultant Report, Discharge Order, Lab Result, Progress Notes and Referral Document can now be stored for Individuals. Additional details such as Received Date, Validity Range, Description and Comments can also be added while storing a document for an individual. This module allows users to store large amount of Individual documents at one convenient place.
Here are a few facts about the Document Storage module:
- the list of document types is configured at the provider level
- the module now has the ability to store a total of up to 1GB per individual and each file can be up to 10MB in size (the CCHIT EHR version remains the same size, with a max of 10MB)
- the 1GB per individual limit is not affected by documents attached within other modules
- the module is currently controlled by the ‘Individual’ Admin role found on the User Privileges page
- as with all Therap modules, the document storage module is a HIPAA-secure method of storing documents electronically
- introductory pricing is available, to inquire about cost contact Therap’s Regional Director or Business Consultant in your area, or mail the sales team at email@example.com, or call us at 203-596-7553 Ext 4
Therap now connects directly with all Managed Care Organizations in Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has outlined billing guidelines for Day Support Services, Code T2021, with Unit limitations per day, per week, as well as monthly and annual service limits for individuals. Therap Services electronic billing solutions assists I/DD service providers in meeting the KanCare and the Kansas Medical Assistance Program (KMAP) Medicaid audit compliance regulations.
Jeff Case, Central Region Director at Therap Services states: “The Therap team is committed to supplying I/DD Providers inKansas the most effective software solution for direct submission to the state Medicaid system. We anticipate agencies supporting individuals with disabilities will benefit greatly from the Therap System’s efficiencies as they seamlessly document supports, bill electronically and track utilization of services.”
Each month, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Service Providers utilize Therap’s electronic Billing Support applications for submission of professional claims, institutional claims, for tracking of service authorizations, completion of goal-related data to validate service provision and attendance data. A service is configured to generate billable units automatically from its attendance data or ISP data that are already entered into Therap by agency staff. Therap’s Billing Support module uses an integrated approach for creation of claims/invoices, regardless of whether an agency will submit their ANSI X-12 837P and 837I claims electronically or through the professional paper claim form (CMS 1500). The option to enter units manually is also available. The automated generation of billing units using information from different Therap modules ensures a simplified experience for our customers.
Therap Services electronic billing applications assist providers in avoiding any over-billing errors and unnecessary recoupments of payments for services. Therap’s electronic Billing Support applications incorporate a variety of billing reports including a utilization report that tracks service units utilized over a given period of time. This report grants providers the ability to chart percentages of total utilization, plan and monitor service units, reduce number of unused service units and view remaining days, expiration status, and unit costs.
Therap Services applications are certified as an electronic health record (EHR) under CCHIT’s Long Term and Post-Acute Care Standard. Therap has been reviewed by SOC 2 Report which is relevant to the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy practices of a service organization. The SOC 2 Report for Therap’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability software solution covers the AICPA Trust principles; a set of professional attestation and advisory services based on a core set of principles and criteria that address the risks and opportunities of IT-enabled systems and privacy programs.
About Therap Services, LLC
Therap Services patented developmental disabilities software solution supports compliance with standards as required for funding through Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services at both state system and agency levels. Therap is used in 47 states and internationally by 1,300 organizations providing supports to over 220,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in home and community-based services (HCBS), intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled (ICF-DD), day treatment programs, developmental centers and other settings.
Secure applications offered by Therap include individual support modules such as incident reporting, medication error reporting, behavior tracking, individual service plans, goal tracking, health records, medication administration records and case management notes, among others. Therap offers solutions for employee training management and employee scheduling. Therap Services components include electronic billing with service authorizations, attendance and professional claim tracking modules and utilization report features. Therap’s HIPAA, HITECH and ARRA compliant software applications are suitable for day programs, residential services, supported living, home health, case management, employment and vocational services and community support programs.
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