Hello everyone; November is here and that means we have the monthly user group meeting coming up. I would like to recognize UCP of Westchester for hosting this months event. Please make plans now to attend the meeting on November 12th at 10:00am.
The New York Statewide conference was fantastic. Thanks to everyone who made it so. I think this says it all from one participant. Thanks for a great conference day! I'm enjoying my Cosmo while approving attendance data!
Certainly everyone is bundling up, cuddling up, and some are simply fed up with winter. While you brave the elements rest assured Therap Services is with you in your activities whether in the office, on the road, in the community or in a snowbank. While you are trying to entertain yourself and do your work, [...]
In 2013, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) achieved significant results in several areas of Medicaid program integrity. Some of the highlights include: Recovered a record $879 million. With these record breaking figures in 2013, OMIG now has recovered more than $1.73 billion in improperly expended Medicaid funds over the [...]
OPWDD has released a new tool designed to assist in person centered planning. It is called a Strengths and Risks Inventory. Here is a statement of the intent of this form. Intent*: The person-centered planning process should address the challenges, risk factors, and rewards inherent for each person to live his/her life the way that [...]
Greetings to summer. This is a great time of year to be with family and go on outings. So, it is also a great time to meet with fellow Therapites and meet together at a user group meeting. Here is a reminder of the upcoming schedule. Please note we do not have a site scheduled [...]
Whenever you hear the word OMIG it always conjures something foreboding. However, they have also been pretty good as of late in getting out guidelines in order to assist agencies with their compliance efforts. This is a good publication that outlines specific risk areas they have found in conducting review. Here is the link. OMIG [...]
Now that the weather has started to change I have the perfect opportunity for you to have an excuse to go sightseeing and also put in some work. Come on out to a user group meeting. We will be reviewing latest release notes, discussing plans for the future, and even modeling a managed care information [...]
This is something to watch for the future. There is a pilot program underway in two regions. START is a national initiative that strengthens efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in the community. Here is a link for New York resources. http://www.centerforstartservices.com/community-resources/newyorkpublic.aspx
I know everyone is preparing to modify and update plans according to the new requirements established by OPWDD. In summary; · All affected ISPs must be updated to reflect a frequency of “day” or “daily” instead of “month” or “monthly”; · All affected ISPs must be evaluated to determine if they currently reflect the individuals’ desire to [...]