New York OPWDD SEMP Billing available for testing in Beta

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Therap’s billing team is now ready to show you how you can document services and bill directly from Therap for Support Employment services in Therap.

We will be getting in touch this week to schedule webinars.

You can also try it out for yourself on our beta application which is available at Remember that Beta is just a snapshot of your data and should not be used for live data collection.

You can also find links to support documentation here:

:: Justin ::
By |2016-11-03T04:23:18-05:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Billing, new york, Therap 2015.0|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Going Live with IRMA in New York

Finally, after much testing, we will be going live with our incident reporting interface to New York’s IRMA System.

Many of you will also have received the following memo:

Good afternoon,

Therap will be going live with the IRMA file upload process on July 9th, 2012. When the process goes live, there will be several changes that you should be aware of:

  • Users with the VA File Upload role will lose their ability to add, modify, or remove incidents in IRMA. This is being done to help the incident data between Therap and IRMA stay synchronized. If you need to continue to add, modify, or remove incident data, please contact your management and IR Coordinator to be assigned the VA Full Access role in […]
By |2015-02-14T12:01:07-05:00July 5th, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Therap's IRMA Interface ready to roll with OPWDD in New York

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For Therap user in New York, we are very excited to be moving into the next phase of IRMA implementation.

You should have received the following email from OPWDD.

If you didn’t be sure to get in touch.

I am the OPWDD project manager for the IRMA Voluntary File upload project and have been given your contact info from Therap Services. OPWDD has been working with Therap on developing a process to upload the incident data recorded in your system and share it with the Incident Report and Management Application (IRMA). This will alleviate the need to perform duplicate entries of incidents in both systems.

We are now entering the user testing phase of the project […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:53-05:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interfacing between Therap and IRMA in New York

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With 2012.0, Therap released it’s interface between General Event Reports and OPWDD’s IRMA (Incident Report Management Application)

You can read all about how it works here.

It should be noted that although the interface is live now, Therap needs to let the IRMA team know when each customer is ready to submit live data.  Until that is done, all data submitted to IRMA from Therap will be considered test data and deleted nightly.

Remember that to be ready to use the IRMA module, you need to add TABS Program IDs to each program and Individual TABS IDs to your IDF Extension.

If you have any questions or are ready to switch over […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:54-05:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Features for New York coming soon

We are planning a release for around November 20th.  This will include some updates for New York and our compliance with 5010 Electronic Billing Standards (more on this in another post)

The New York features are focussed on four areas:

  1. IRMA Integration (still in development from the OPWDD side of things – so may not be able to be activated)
  2. Addition of the Pre-Voc Hab Checklist
  3. Inclusion of Attendance data on Hab Checklists
  4. Clearer display of discontinued Staff Actions on Hab Plans

We will be showing off all of these at our Cortland, NY Regional Conference.  If you can’t make it there, we’ll be scheduling a bunch of webinars.

Let’s takle a quick look now though:

1. IRMA Interface

To use the IRMA interface you have […]

By |2015-02-22T05:02:29-05:00November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Therap 9.2|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The answer to abuse is transparency and accountability

Over the past months, and again this week, there have been awful, frightening stories coming out of the New York State developmental disability system, and in particular their institutions.

These stories have been highlighted by the New York Times and I would encourage you to go and read them, even though you won’t enjoy the experience.

There is no doubt in my mind, based on a lifetime of experience working both in institutional, community, and family based settings supporting people with diabilites that institutions by their very design are, at best, an inappropriate model for supporting people with disabilities.  However, while the environment undoubtedly contributed to the horrors in these stories, I really don’t think it is the sole casue.

The problem […]

9.0 coming very soon (additional new features)

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We will be releasing Therap 9.0 this weekend.  It is a major release and such will require some downtime in order for us to deploy it.  Therap will be unavailable from 12:30am until 6:30am Eastern on Monday May 30th.

There are a few late editions to the release:

In New York, we have updated the 147 Incident Report to meet the latest OPWDD changes. For details click here.

In Med History and the MAR, we have gone from 2 to 4 types:

Screenshot Highlighting different Medication Types

We are also adding a new time zone option which will initially be implemented in just the MAR.  This is for agencies who provide […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:06-05:00May 27th, 2011|Categories: Therap 9.0|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Developmental disability services in the news in New York

There has been a lot of talk about the developmental disability system and OPWDD in the news in New York recently.  In particular, this past weekend there were significant articles in the New York Times and the Poughkeepsie Journal.

This is how a memo from NYSACRA described it:

This past week, the developmental disabilities sector has received attention in the press; the most serious article related to abuse in the state-operated system appeared on the front cover of yesterday’s  New York Times. OPWDD Acting Commissioner Courtney Burke has reached out to all stakeholders, including NYSACRA, and will host a timely phone meeting this afternoon. We believe the press coverage will have certain ramifications for […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:11-05:00March 17th, 2011|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |2 Comments

New York User Groups

Just a reminder to our New York users that a user group meeting will be near you at some point soon. Here is a calendar of when and where these events are being held. Please follow the link to go to our home page and register. Bring a friend or an agency you work with who is not a Therap customer. If one of these times and places are not convenient, call Kevin and he can set up an alternative time and place for you. See you soon.,+March+to+November,+2011

Date/ Sign Up Hosting Agency Location Agency Website
03/16/2011 ARC of Schuyler 203 Twelfth Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891
04/05/2011 Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled 180 Oak Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
By |2016-11-03T04:24:12-05:00February 25th, 2011|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Therap interfacing with OPWDD's IRMA Incident Reporting System

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This morning I had the pleasure of talking to the folks at New York’s OPWDD about their IRMA incident reporting system and being able to take data directly from Therap and upload it into IRMA.

The first version of this which we will have ready as soon as IRMA is ready to receive it will work something like this:

  • Complete General Event Reports in Therap as usual including the OPWDD 147
  • Click a button that downloads a special XML file from Therap
  • Log into IRMA
  • Upload the file to IRMA
  • Receive a report back confirming acceptance

One of the nice things about building this interface is that because we can already generate an OPWDD 147 Incident […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:15-05:00December 21st, 2010|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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