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 [...]

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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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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

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 [...]

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, [...]

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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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Upcoming User Group Meeting

Even though we just finished the National Conference I know there were people who could not attend and I am looking forward to our first user group meeting of 2013. Here is a link to our site in order to sign up. http://support.therapservices.net/display/events/Users+Meetings+in+New+York+-+February+2013+to+June+2013 All sessions will start at 10:00 am (unless stated otherwise), and registration [...]

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