What????....And I so wanted to take a dip.
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, [...]
Hello everyone; We have been transitioning to a lot of cool things in Therap and I hope to share some of those with you as I visit at user group meetings and conferences. Our blog page is revised so I am posting this as a welcome back.
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 [...]
In 2013, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) achieved significant results in several areas of Medicaid program integrity. Some of the highlights include: Recovered a record $879 million. With these record breaking figures in 2013, OMIG now has recovered more than $1.73 billion in improperly expended Medicaid funds over the [...]
Employment has always been a challenge for people with disabilities and the last few years have been even harder and depending on what part of New York you may live can also be very frustrating. Here is a link to the Governor’s Executive Order to establish an initiative to make employment the first priority for [...]
A challenge of community based services is keeping community focused. Too often in the past when problems arise there were very few community options and people were forced to go into alternative facilities for treatment. It is with great anticipation that we are starting to see community interventions when problems arise. START is rolling out [...]
Some things just never go away and here is a link that can detail how to become a DISCO. This power point has timelines, definitions, and details the care coordination aspect of managed care. As usual Therap has been aware of these upcoming challenges and will work with the provider network to ensure support of [...]
Disabled Medicaid Beneficiaries File Lawsuit over unexplained Medicaid Home Care Cuts. On July 15, 2014, the New York Times reported on a lawsuit brought by the New York Legal Assistance Group against the Department of Health and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance for allegedly denying or cutting Medicaid home care services to chronically [...]
OPWDD has released a new tool designed to assist in person centered planning. It is called a Strengths and Risks Inventory. Here is a statement of the intent of this form. Intent*: The person-centered planning process should address the challenges, risk factors, and rewards inherent for each person to live his/her life the way that [...]