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NY/CMS Transformation Agreement

I know change is coming at everyone from every angle. The best we can do is to read and absorb everything coming our way. Here is a link to OPWDD transformation agreement with CMS.  They have also provided links to other sources that are very informative. As usual, if you have something of interest to [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:47+00:00May 5th, 2014|Categories: Audits, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NY/CMS Transformation Agreement

Therap and NYSACRA – Strong Together Conference 2014

Just back from the 2014 NYSACRA Annual Conference, Strong Together. Totally amazed at the number and quality of presentations. It was like an annual reunion for me to see all of the people I have worked with before at New Hope Community and since then while working with Therap. I think this link to Leah’s [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:39+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Conferences, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap and NYSACRA – Strong Together Conference 2014

DOJ Enforces closing of Workshops

Here is an interesting settlement in Rhode Island. U.S. v. Rhode Island  On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilitieswho are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves [...]

By |2014-04-08T13:47:10+00:00April 8th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Conferences, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DOJ Enforces closing of Workshops

OMIG New York and Therap

The 2014-2015 OMIG work plan is available for your review. Nothing surprising and here is a link to that plan. Go to page 8 and 9 for OPWDD items, Day Hab, MSC, and Residential. Sorry there is nothing more detailed than this. http://omig.ny.gov/images/stories/work_plan/2014-15_work_plan.pdf

By |2016-11-03T10:08:39+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on OMIG New York and Therap

Olmstead Decision Enforced in New York

U.S. v. New York – 13-cv-4165 – (E.D.N.Y. 2013) On July 23, 2013, the United States, individual plaintiffs, and the State of New York filed a settlement agreement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  The parties filed an amended settlement agreement on January 30, 2014, and the court approved [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:39+00:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Audits, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Olmstead Decision Enforced in New York

Modifications to Quality Measures and Reporting in §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Waivers

This document provides information on modifications to the quality assurance systems needed to meet the assurances for §1915(c) waivers. These changes strengthen the oversight of beneficiary health and welfare and realign the reporting requirements. The highlights of this modified quality assurance system include: 1. Health and welfare monitoring and outcomes are emphasized; 2. Although states [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:39+00:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: Audits, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Modifications to Quality Measures and Reporting in §1915(c) Home and Community-Based Waivers

OMIG Update

The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) has posted the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Webinar #19, "Governing Board's Role in Program Integrity," on the OMIG's Web site at the following link: http://www.omig.ny.gov/omig-webinar-19-questions-and-answers

Electronic Record versus Paper

While visiting an agency upstate this is what you find after having used Therap for a few years. This is only about 1/4 of the pile that were stacked in various locations. Simply do the math, cost of notebooks, paper, copying, staff time and the loss of just one of these notebooks to the agency, [...]

By |2014-02-21T18:21:30+00:00February 21st, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Electronic Record versus Paper

New Regs’ for Home and Community Based Services

Here is the latest from HHS. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2014 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with disabilities The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule today to ensure that Medicaid’s home and community-based services programs provide full access to [...]

By |2014-01-13T14:04:49+00:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Audits, General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Regs’ for Home and Community Based Services

CCHIT Certification and Therap in New York

We have talked about CCHIT Certification but here is the official statement.   Certification Facts™ Therap Services, LLC. Therap Services EHR 2013.2.8 Long Term and Post Acute Care EHR This product has been inspected against integrated functionality, interoperability and security criteria independently developed by CCHIT's broadly representative, expert work groups. Using CCHIT's testing methods, this [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:40:47+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, Conferences, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CCHIT Certification and Therap in New York