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User Group Meetings in New York

Now that the weather has started to change I have the perfect opportunity for you to have an excuse to go sightseeing and also put in some work. Come on out to a user group meeting. We will be reviewing latest release notes, discussing plans for the future, and even modeling a managed care information [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, Conferences, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on User Group Meetings in New York

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

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

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

National Direct Support Professionals Recognized by Therap Services

It would not be a celebration of National Direct Support Professional Week without me saying a little something. In addition to what has been said by NYSACRA, NADSP, John Raffaele and many more respected people that everyone works with every day, I would just like to add my thanks and appreciation for what a DSP [...]

By |2013-09-11T19:33:28+00:00September 11th, 2013|Categories: General, Medicaid, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Direct Support Professionals Recognized by Therap Services

Snow and Therap User Groups

Spring is just about here and we can tell because that means more snow. However, it does not get in the way of our monthly user group meetings. Shovel yourself out and mosey on over to Battenkill Community Services for a morning of Therapspeak with your fellow users. Here is a link to see the [...]

Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities

The federal-state Medicaid program plays an integral role in financing health care services in the United States, accounting for 16 percent of total health spending and providing coverage for one out of every six Americans. Among the more than 60 million citizens who rely on Medicaid are about 9 million nonelderly people with disabilities, including 1.4 million children. The [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:43+00:00March 18th, 2013|Categories: General, management, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities

New York Budget news

Over the weekend, both houses of the State Legislature restored the cut to the voluntary not for profit developmental disabilities sector.  The cut was restored in the Senate and Assembly one house budget measures. As you are well aware, the 2013-14 State Budget remains subject to negotiation between the two houses and the Governor.  Three-way [...]

By |2015-02-16T13:40:47+00:00March 13th, 2013|Categories: Billing, Medicaid, New York|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New York Budget news

OMIG Update

Please note the addition of the following new documents on OMIG’s Web site.  These can be found under the Compliance Tab/Compliance Library. *  Compliance Program Assessment Form – revised as of 1/22/2013.  This has no substantive changes to the October 17, 2012 version of the form, except for the directions on how the Bureau of [...]

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 [...]