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Minnesota Therap News: CSSP Custom Form / ISP Agenda / Billing Claims Mandate for Waiver Services

CSSP Custom Form in Therap being updated.

Matt Wahl from PKT shared the updated regs regarding the inclusion of technology questions in the CSSP form.  ARRM has published an example of the prefered verbiage.  I have made the request to have the form updated for this purpose, with the ARRM sample copy.

Deb Koop from LSS shared the updated reg from 245D.07.Subd.4. “Service outcomes and supports”.  These points are earmarked for inclusion in the CSSP as well.  If anyone has a sample of the questions or verbiage the state is suggesting for “Service Outcomes and Supports”, please send them to me. 

Updates as available.

Request for the 245D “Progress Review Summary” form to be added.

Matt Wahl also asked if it would be possible to add the Progress Review Summary form to Therap.  I have advanced this to our development team for review.  If this request is granted, I will advise.

MN Specific ISP Agenda Questions.

At the August MN Regional Conference, during the ISP Plan / Agenda session we discussed the possibility of enhancing the menu of questions in the agenda for MN needs.  With the user community’s assistance, I have a proposal into our developers to add questions for…

  • Admission
  • 30-Day
  • 45-Day
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-Annual
  • Annual
  • Progress Review Summary
  • Other Meeting Type

…which also includes questions for the Final Rule Medicaid HCBS CMS 2249-F and CMS 2296-F.

Since this makes the menu quite long (62 options), I have also proposed the addition of a “guidance” section to help you make the proper selections per meeting type (e.g. Questions 11 through 25 are suggested by 245D for individual intake / admission / initial planning meetings).

We are keeping the developers busy!

Is your agency ready for the February 5th, 2018 billing change mandate?

On 2/5/18, the day-to-day billing submission mandate is effective for waiver services.  Batch claims without daily service line items will be denied by MN-ITs.   Per Barb Turner at ARRM, all other services have this requirement.  MN-ITs made the decision to bring waiver services into alignment earlier this year.

If you are using the Billing Plus moduleyou already know that Therap has been compliant with this upcoming mandate since the functionality was introduced in Minnesota.

If you still seek a solution, adding Billing Plus to your Therap system is very worthy of consideration.  Submit claims directly from your Therap service documentation or Attendance Data.  Therap & MN-ITs get along well!  

Contact me directly to schedule an informational webinar with Dawn Gilder, our Therap MN Billing Specialist.  Dawn can be reached at dawn.gilder@therapservices.net

And finally…

Our Data Driven Outcomes with Business Intelligence module answers the question of how to best Measure Your Organization’s Most Important Data.  Therap held a webinar for ANCOR in October on the topic.  It’s a great overview of DDO, click here to watch it.

Best,

Jeff

By |2017-11-28T14:42:55+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Billing Plus, Central Region, Dawn Gilder, Jeff Mau, Minnesota, MN, Sarah Christensen, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Minnesota Therap News: CSSP Custom Form / ISP Agenda / Billing Claims Mandate for Waiver Services

Therap IA & MN User Group Webinars – March 27th

We will be hosting the 1Q User Group Webinars for IA & MN on Monday, March 27th.  If you have not done so already, please plan to join us!

User Groups are offered at no charge.    You do not need to be a Therap User to attend.

Iowa User Group:  9:00am – 10:00am.  Click here to register.
Minnesota User Group:  1:00pm – 2:00pm.  Click here to register.

We are planning to visit about the new Business Intelligence Module, Mobile ISP Data for iOS, upcoming Regional Conferences and other news.

Registration links can also be found on your Iowa or Minnesota state specific page in the Therap website.

See you next week at the MSSA Conference!  March 22-24.

If you are attending the  MSSA Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis next week, please swing by the Therap booth.  I’ll be there.  Looking forward to seeing you!

Therap IA & MN Regional Conference Dates.   SIGN UP TODAY AND SAVE!!

Iowa  / Illinois: May 31-June 1.  The event will be in Bettendorf (Quad Cities) at the Isle Casino Hotel.  Click here to learn more and to register.

Minnesota: August 15-16.  We will be returning the Best Western Premier in Burnsville.  Click here to learn more and to register.

Look for Therap at the following Spring Events…

April 7-10 – DDNA Annual Convention – Dallas, TX.
May 3-4 – IACP Annual Convention – Ames, IA.
June 7-8 – ARRM Annual Conference – Prior Lake, MN.

As always, please feel free to reach out at any time with any questions.  jeff.mau@therapservices.net

Best,

Jeff

 

By |2018-02-25T13:18:34+00:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Central Region, IA, Iowa, Jeff Mau, Minnesota, MN, User Group|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap IA & MN User Group Webinars – March 27th

Minnesota Webinar User Group on March 27 at 1:00pm CDT

We are pleased to announce our free webinar user group on March 27th at 1 pm CDT. Jeff Mau, Business Development Consultant at Therap Services, will walk users through the following:

• Upcoming Events in Minnesota that Therap team will attend
Mapping of IDF
iOS Mobile Apps
Business Intelligence

Click here to register.

By |2017-02-27T04:30:02+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: User Group|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Minnesota Webinar User Group on March 27 at 1:00pm CDT

Is it March Already??

It’s just simply hard to believe that March is just a few days away.  Since the 1st of January, it’s been just a blur!  At least the weather wasn’t a ‘brrrrrr’.

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In mid- January, I spent a week with Sarah Christiansen assisting with training staff at LifeScape Adult Services in Sioux Falls, SD.  (She was there for a 2 week run!)   LifeScape has been a long time Therap User for their children’s services.  They recently made the decision to begin using Therap in their adult services division, which meant there were many more staff to train.

The LifeScape team made us feel right at home.  They were wonderful hosts.  The IT guy even helped us tear down and pack the computers.

Thank for the dedicated internet access, the classroom…. and we really liked your Smartboard.

 

New Logo with TaglineThe following week I spent a day with Jeff Nichols, CEO at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake, IA, a long time Therap user.  We visited about use, different modules and solutions for the agency.  The fun stuff started when I was sent a link to a demo version of the new Business Intelligence for Demographics & GER’s.  This was the first time I had even touched the module.  Mr. Nichols and I explored and learned together.  Needless to say, we were both impressed.

Jeff was quick to point out how much time Opp Village could save with the GER Dashboard over the hours spent each month currently analysing GER data for monthly safety committee meetings.   The BI GER Dashboard could produce the analysis in minutes.   

Thank you, Jeff, for spending a very productive day with me.

 

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The Therap “Jeff’s” at the 2017 Nat’l Conference.

On the following Sunday, I flew to New Jersey to attend the 2017 Therap National Conference.  More than 500 people attended from 35 states.  Every time I go to the Nat’l Conference I am just immersed into Therap for 3 solid days.   If you have not attended a Nat’l, you really need to go.  The exchange of information and learning is well worth the trip.

For those of you in IA, MN, NE, SD… you’ll be able to drive to the 2018 Therap Nat’l Conference.  It’s being held in Omaha!!

Mark you calendars:  Jan 30th through Feb 1st, 2018.  The Embassy Suites / LaVista Conference Center in “West O”.

 

On a personal note… Upon return from the Nat’l Conference, I had just a few days to wrap up some business and pack for a vacation.   Over the past 3Jeff and Anegada sunset. years I planned to take a vacation, but for health reasons in 2 of those years, it just wasn’t in the cards.   So… this was the year.

My crew and I chartered a sailboat and ‘cruised’ the British Virgin Islands.   The scenery was outstanding.  The food was great.  There was plenty of fun to be had…. but, to sail you must have wind.  The wind Gods took a break midway through our time and we ended up stay on Anegada a bit longer that we had planned…. darn.

Well, I am back at it.  The suntan…er….sunburn is fading, my feet are finally accepting socks and I cut off my dreads.

If you need assistance or have any questions, Therap or otherwise, feel free to reach out.

Best,

Jeff

By |2017-02-23T22:49:18+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Central Region, Iowa, Jeff Mau, Minnesota, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is it March Already??

The ARRM Technology Conference is Nov. 15th

On November 15th, ARRM (the Minnesota Provider Association) is hosting their annual Technology Conference in Minneapolis.   If you are attending, please be sure to visit the Therap booth.  I am looking forward to seeing members (and prospective members) of our MN Therap User Community, as well as make new acquaintances.

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Contact me at anytime! jeff.mau@therapservices.net

If you are seeking electronic solutions for your agency, this is the conference to attend.  ARRM sums it up quite nicely…

Technology solutions for our industry will soon no longer be the leading edge, but the status quo. The ARRM Technology Conference is Minnesota’s only event to help providers stay ahead of the business and regulatory curve.

The ARRM Technology Conference is an opportunity for professionals from every sector of the disability services industry, both public and private, to learn about the latest advances in technological supports for people with disabilities. Attendees engage with national experts, peers, individuals and families served by technology, and solution providers.

BTW – If you have not received one of those cool Therap water bottles, I am bringing a supply!

See you next week.

Best,

Jeff

 

 

By |2016-11-10T16:19:09+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: Central Region, Conferences, Minnesota, MN|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The ARRM Technology Conference is Nov. 15th

One Week Remaining for Regional Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota

Join us at at the Regional Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota which will be held from August 16-17, 2016. The Conference will be held at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave S., Burnsville, MN 55337. Visit the conference page to learn more about the event.

Registration:

2 Days Conference:

Regular Registration (Non-Refundable) : Ends on August 9, 2016 – $129

Regular Registration (Refundable) : Ends on August 15, 2016 – $149

Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you there.

By |2016-08-09T09:20:47+00:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Minnesota|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on One Week Remaining for Regional Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota

Minnesota Therap Conference is Next Week!

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!

Best,

Jeff

Therap will be at the following Minnesota events…
ARRM Technology Showcase – November 15, 2016. Brooklyn Center, MN

By |2016-08-08T18:13:22+00:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Announcement, Central Region, Conferences, Minnesota, MN|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Minnesota Therap Conference is Next Week!

Minnesota User Group Webinar, July 18, 2016

Join us at our upcoming User Group Webinar for users in the state of Minnesota. This is an opportunity for Therap users from agencies in the state of Minnesota providing services and supports in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability community to meet and discuss state and regional issues, and clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases and how they are aligned with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). It is an open forum to check in with Therap and learn from and share with other Therap users in the area. Therap team memberswill be on hand to answer any technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review.

Click here to register.

By |2016-07-14T16:20:05+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: User Group|Tags: , |Comments Off on Minnesota User Group Webinar, July 18, 2016

Room block ends on July 16, 2016 for Regional Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota

Therap will be hosting a regional conference for users of its developmental disability software in Burnsville, Minnesota. The conference will be held at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nicollet Inn from August 16-17, 2016.

The cut off date for the room block is July 16, 2016. You may call the hotel’s reservation department and reference the “Therap Services Room Block” to secure the group rate.

Block Room Rate: $99

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!

By |2016-07-11T08:37:06+00:00July 11th, 2016|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Room block ends on July 16, 2016 for Regional Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota

Iowa & Minnesota User Group Webinars coming in July

I am pleased to announce that the Iowa and Minnesota, 2nd Quarter User Group Webinars have been scheduled.  Please join us.

Both meetings will be on Monday, July 18th.

User Group Webinars typically last 1 hour.   Among other topics, we plan on reviewing recently released enhancements to the Therap platform.  You do not need to be a Therap User to attend!  

As always, if you have a topic of interest, please send your request to central@therapservices.net.  We will do our best to add your topic to the agenda.

Best,

Jeff Mau

jeff.mau@therapservices.net

By |2016-06-27T19:33:25+00:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Announcement, Central Region, IA, Iowa, User Group|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Iowa & Minnesota User Group Webinars coming in July