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Maine User Group Meeting

Join our upcoming onsite User Group Meeting for the users of Maine that will be held on May 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT). You will get a chance to discuss any issue related to Therap services as well as communicate with the providers. Marie, Mary, Stephanie, and Molly will host the meeting.We [...]

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Therap warms up the winter

Certainly everyone is bundling up, cuddling up, and some are simply fed up with winter. While you brave the elements rest assured Therap Services is with you in your activities whether in the office, on the road, in the community or in a snowbank. While you are trying to entertain yourself and do your work, [...]

Year end rush

It seems like forever since I was in the office long enough to catch up on things. I believe I am not the only one who has had a very busy year. So, here is wishing everyone a little peace and quiet as we usher out 2014. Despite year end there remains a lot of [...]

CMS – HBCS – NY – Oh My

Here is a site worth looking at. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule related to Home and Community Based Services Settings (HBCS) for Medicaid-funded long term services and supports provided in non-institutional residential settings. This rule implements a number of changes to home and community based waivers, finalizes [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]