Self Advocates/Parents/Guardians/Staff Come Together

Well, it is just about here. A first of its’ kind and the beginning of more to come. Therap Conference for People with Disabilities & their Circle of Support in South Plainfield, New Jersey, May 7-8, 2014 Come back later where we can report on the presentations and discussions.

By |2014-05-06T12:45:35+00:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences, management, Medicaid, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Self Advocates/Parents/Guardians/Staff Come Together

Access Recreation

Access Pass to State and Federal Parks The Access Pass permits residents of New York State with certain permanent disabilities, as defined in the application, free or reduced cost admission to state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:47+00:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: General, New York, Travels|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Access Recreation

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

Final HCBS Regulations Released

Please note Final Rules and Regulations recently released. You will find language of the regulations very similar to the language being discussed around New York such as defining personal outcome measures as the indicator of choice not so much as defining a type of residence or workplace.  Also, they further mandate person centered planning. Here [...]

Justice Department and ADA

Updates you may want to review. The Justice Department has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to revise the Department's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title II and title III regulations to implement the requirements of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The comment period for the proposed rule closes on March 31, 2014. Congress passed [...]

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Penalties for HIPAA Security Violations

We all know the importance of having personal health information secured but apologies for a breach are no longer acceptable. Considering your agency size and budget cuts can you afford a penalty on top of everything else? Here is a link to a small agency fined $50,000. HIPAA Fine  

By |2016-11-03T10:08:40+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Penalties for HIPAA Security Violations

OMIG and Therap Equals Compliance

Therap answers need for communication among staff, compliance, and Governing Committees. Providers are required by Federal and State Statute to have programs of due diligence for the prevention and identification of criminal activity. In addition, communication to and from compliance officer, staff, administration, and most importantly Governing Board as the vehicle for compliance to these [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:47+00:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on OMIG and Therap Equals Compliance

Justice Center in New York

  The Justice Center has released a document called Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  Although it is listed as that I think it is a pretty good reference document and is something to bookmark for easy access. Here is the link. http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/about/faq/pdf              

By |2016-11-03T10:08:40+00:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: General, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Justice Center in New York

Fall Activities with Therap

Fall is here and when you hear that word, some of you may be thinking of daylight saving time coming up, winterizing the house, or drives and hikes into the woods. But here in our Therapverse we are thinking of Fall Conference and an October User Group Meeting. Our User Group meeting for this month [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:47:11+00:00October 7th, 2013|Categories: Billing, Conferences, Medicaid, New York, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall Activities with Therap

Therap Services saves money and jobs

  Another agency pays a big price for inadequate records. This is what happens when people are not using Therap Services. Upstate Agency overbilled Medicaid by $2.27 million KINGSTON – Excessive levels of missing documentation will cost an agency big bucks. That agency is going to have to repay New York’s Medicaid program $2.27 million [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:41+00:00September 26th, 2013|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Services saves money and jobs
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