OMIG and Therap

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 [...]

By |2014-06-26T15:06:28+00:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on OMIG and Therap

Therap is a Secured Communication Tool

Wow, check this out. If you are using Therap Services, you are doing the right thing. Therap Services Announces U.S. Patent Issuance for Secure Electronic Reporting of Abuse or Neglect for I/DD Provider Agencies Electronic Documentation Software Solution for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Providers Has Been Issued Patent for Managing Secure Sharing of Private Information [...]

By |2014-06-18T12:29:58+00:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: General, management, Medicaid, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap is a Secured Communication Tool

Changes Effective July 1st.

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 [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, General, Medicaid, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Changes Effective July 1st.

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

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

eMEDNY and Therap

I hope you have already seen this and have prepared your systems. Implementation of Ordering/Referring Professional Enrollment Requirement As required by the Affordable Care Act, New York Medicaid has initiated claims editing requiring Medicaid fee for service enrollment for ordering/prescribing/referring/attending (OPRA) physicians and other healthcare professionals. Effective for dates of service January 1, 2014 and [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:43:47+00:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Billing, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on eMEDNY and Therap

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
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