Yesterday's session at the NYSACRA Conference about the new web based system that OMRDD will be introducing for Medicaid Service Coordinators in New York made for fascinating listening and watching.

I think that it is going to be a great thing for Therap for many reasons:

  1. There will be much more clarity about electronic signatures.
  2. There will be absolute definition of what fields are required on the forms that they are implementing (13 forms between DDP and MSC forms)
  3. The structure and the nature of their system will make building an interface simple and straightforward for both them and us.
  4. The data stored in Choices will not be usable for internal purposed such as aggregating, internal review, billing etc so it will make much more sense to enter the data in Therap and then send it over to Choices.
  5. As self advocates and families get access to this data online, they will obviously (and rightly) expect more – we can do that!

Overall, I was very impressed with the team presenting and the work that they have done so far (there is obviously a lot more to be done) and I look forward to working with them on our interface.

Stay tuned for more updates as I get them


:: Justin ::