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 [...]

By |2014-07-10T14:32:23+00:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: General, Medicaid, Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CMS – HBCS – NY – Oh My

New York User Group Meetings

Greetings to summer. This is a great time of year to be with family and go on outings. So, it is also a great time to meet with fellow Therapites and meet together at a user group meeting. Here is a reminder of the upcoming schedule. Please note we do not have a site scheduled [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00July 8th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Billing, Conferences, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New York User Group Meetings

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

15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This landmark Supreme Court decision requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Conferences, General, Medicaid|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Therap and Keuka Lake Conference

Looking forward to seeing our friends here. 32nd Annual Keuka Lake Conference Thursday & Friday June 19 & 20, 2014 Here is a link to the conference brochure. Keuka Conference I will be presenting for two sessions on Thursday. The topic will be directed to our key staff in the field, the Direct Support Professionals. [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00June 6th, 2014|Categories: Conferences, management, Medicaid, Technology, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap and Keuka Lake Conference

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

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.

New York Changes Billing Methodology for Residential Supports

Changes in Service Documentation for Supervised IRA’s and CR’s Effective July 1, 2014   Administrative Memorandum (ADM) #2014-01, dated May 2, 2014, with an effective date of July 1, 2014, has been issued by OPWDD. This ADM, entitled “Service Documentation for Daily Residential Habilitation Services Provided in Supervised Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) and Community Residences [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:38+00:00May 9th, 2014|Categories: Billing, General, Medicaid, New York, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New York Changes Billing Methodology for Residential Supports

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 [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:08:39+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: Audits, Conferences, Medicaid, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap and NYSACRA – Strong Together Conference 2014
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