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

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 [...]

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DOJ News

Interesting update. A lot on addressing discrimination in schools, voting etc. It just shows our fight for rights of people with disabilities remains an on-going and sometimes silent battle. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Jocelyn Samuels at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District [...]

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 [...]

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

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

Therap at Syracuse Regional Conference

The Syracuse Regional Conference was a great success and I have many people to thank who made it happen. First, the presentations by the provider community were great. Thanks to Vickie of Ulster Greene, Wendy of ARC of Schuyler, Letisha of The Resource Center, Joe from Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, and Jeff from [...]

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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
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