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Only a few Weeks Remaining for the State Conference in Columbia, South Carolina

Only a few weeks remaining for the state conference in Columbia, South Carolina. This is a three days conference. The conference is scheduled from May 30th to April 2nd and will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia.

April 30th will be a 1 day Case Management and Early Intervention session. Over the course of the whole day, sessions will provide opportunities for new and experienced Case Managers to learn about required and optional Case Management support documentation and reporting, and learn how to get the most out of your use of Therap.

Click here to register for the conference on day 1.

May 1st and 2nd are 2-day session designed for Day, Residential, Employment, and Community Support Providers. These 2-day sessions are for experienced and new Service Providers to learn about required and optional modules, new modules, enhancements and how to utilize and benefit more from individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management.

Click here to register for the conference on day 2 & 3.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Case Management and Early Intervention Providers only on Day 1
  • Residential, Day and Community Support Providers on Day 2 and Day 3
  • Opening remarks by Therap and DDSN Implementation Team Members
  • Experienced User Presentations and Panel Discussions
  • A combination of Tutorial, Discussion-Based and Workshop Learning Opportunities
  • Time for one-on-one training and discussion with Therap staff

Come, join this 3 days conference to learn and network with the Therap experts and brainstorm about the future needs of the ID/DD services industry. Jeff Covington, Leah Sewell, and Barry Pollack will walk you through the conference.

Click here to join the conference on day 1 and click here to join the conference on day 2.

By |2019-04-09T09:48:13+00:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Only a few Weeks Remaining for the State Conference in Columbia, South Carolina

Less Than a Month Remaining for The Therap National Conference 2019

Less than a month remaining for the Therap National Conference 2019 which is scheduled to take place from January 29-31, 2019. Register today to book your seat!

This conference will be a great opportunity to learn about new Therap modules for those you may not be using and to network with other Therap users. Sessions covered in the conference ranges from walkthroughs of most modules, billing, and service utilization set-up, to user-driven discussions on how to meet licensing audits and the latest needs for state compliance.

There will be 200+ sessions which will be available on Whova App!

Session Include:

  • Interactive discussions and Q&A on Therap usage and best practices
  • Presentations from Therap users implementing Therap at different service providers
  • Brainstorming session about the future needs of the ID/DD services industry
  • Introduction to new modules and mobile apps
  • Training for various levels of users, from beginners to advanced
  • Mobile devices and Electronic Visit Verification
  • Business Intelligence for Data Driven Outcomes
  • New Mobile App for viewing schedule, networking and lot more.

To know more about what Therap has in store for you at the National Conference, visit our national conference page.

Click here to register now!

By |2019-01-02T10:59:15+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Less Than a Month Remaining for The Therap National Conference 2019

Free Webinar: How To Use Therap To Meet Requirements In Georgia With A Provider’s Perspective

Join free webinar on a provider’s perspective of using Therap to meet state requirements of Georgia on November 15 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT.

Therap Certified Trainer (expert user), Kristy Dominy is Payroll Specialist at Diversified Enterprises in Georgia, with 17 years of experience in this field and is a certified Direct Support Professional. She will be presenting on how her agency uses Therap to meet the requirements of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities. Providers across Georgia are using Therap to meet quality assurance, personal outcomes measuring and person-centered service documentation goals.

Kristy will be talking about GA HRST data tracking logs, PCA worksheets/task sheets, Nursing Notes, DDP visits, and Home Inspections. This is a great opportunity from the agencies in Georgia to learn more about the usages of the modules that Therap has.

Click here to register for the webinar.

To know more about Therap’s modules in Georgia, go to our state page. 

By |2018-11-07T10:44:34+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: webinar|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Free Webinar: How To Use Therap To Meet Requirements In Georgia With A Provider’s Perspective

Therap National Conference 2019 – Charlotte, North Carolina

We are almost at the very end, and this is that time of the year! Therap’s National conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, is scheduled to take place from January 29-31, 2019. The conference will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place.

This conference will be a great opportunity to learn about new Therap modules for those you may not be using and to network with other Therap users. Sessions covered in the conference ranges from walkthroughs of most modules, billing, and service utilization set-up, to user-driven discussions on how to meet licensing audits and the latest needs for state compliance.

Our plenary keynote speakers:

Cathy Ficker Terrill

Cathy, who is Chair of Human Services Research Institute, was a president and CEO of The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities, an Illinois-based organization dedicated to providing leadership and technical assistance to drive public policy and promote best practices for individuals with disabilities.

Michelle C. Reynolds

Michelle is the Director of Individual Advocacy and Family Support of UMKC-Institute for Human Development (UCEDD), where she has worked for over 17 years.  In this role, she is responsible for projects that directly impact the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.

There will be 200+ Sessions which will be available soon on our Whova App!

Register today!

For more conference information, visit our conference page.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Florida User Group Meeting on October 16, 2018

Florida users are welcome to a User Group Meeting being held at 1890 West State Road 436, Suite 295, Winter Park, FL 04210 on October 16, 2018. This is an opportunity for users in the state of Florida to meet and troubleshoot, network, discuss state and regional issues, clarify and learn about the latest Therap releases. We welcome you to join our user group meeting to discuss how Therap will work for individuals receiving services through the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, to name a few. Learn how Florida Intellectual and developmental disabilities providers are using Therap to generate professional claims for Florida Medicaid while complying with Florida’s ADT Billing rules. Therap team members Maureen O’Connell and Tricia Woods will be at hand to answer technical questions and transmit the group’s consensus state needs and requirements to the Therap development team for review. Lunch will be provided for our registered attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register for the meeting!

Therap to exhibit at the 20TH Anniversary Family Cafe

Therap Services will be exhibiting at the 20th Anniversary Family Cafe to be held in Orlando, Florida from June 15th – July 31st, 2018. The Annual Family Café brings Floridians with all types of disabilities together for three days of information, training and networking opportunities.

Stop by our booth to talk about how our documentation software will work for people receiving services through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Florida.

To know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida, visit our state page.

DOL Homecare Rule Webinar

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WEBINAR INFORMATION:

The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule on October 1, 2013 extending minimum wage and overtime pay protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to most home care workers (who may have job titles such as home health aide or personal care assistant) who provide essential assistance to people with disabilities and older adults.  On August 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision upholding the Final Rule.  On Friday, September 18th from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time, senior leadership from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Office of the Solicitor will hold a webinar to discuss the Home Care Final Rule.  Presenters will provide an overview of the Final Rule as well as the Department’s guidance regarding joint employment in domestic service employment under the FLSA and the application of the FLSA to shared living programs.  Our comments will address questions we have received from states, including about the home care litigation.

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR:

Please click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-care-final-rule-implementation-webinar-for-states-registration-18538483102  to register for the webinar.

Once you register, you will receive an email with the information you need to access the webinar.

QUESTIONS:

There will be a question and answer period after DOL’s presentation.  If you would like to submit a question(s) in advance, please email it totatum.laura@dol.gov at your earliest convenience.  During the webinar, we will respond to as many questions as possible.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Information about the Home Care Final Rule is available athttp://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/.

Information about the litigation related to the Home Care Final Rule is available at http://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/litigation.htm.

U.S. Court of Appeals Unanimously Upholds DOL Home Care Rul

U.S. Court of Appeals Unanimously Upholds DOL Home Care Rule

 

Thank you for your engagement with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division regarding the Home Care Final Rule.On Friday, August 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a unanimous decision upholding the Home Care Final Rule. DOL issued the statement below, which is available on our website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/litigation.htm

This site will be updated with any changes related to litigation, so please check back for updates.

Today’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is vital to nearly two million home care workers, who will now qualify for minimum wage and overtime protections. The decision confirms this rule is legally sound. And just as important, the rule is the right thing to do — both for employees, whose demanding work merits these fundamental wage guarantees, and for recipients of services, who deserve a stable and professional workforce allowing them to remain in their homes and communities.

The DOL has led an unprecedented implementation program to help employers prepare for compliance, including offering an extensive and individualized technical assistance program, providing a 15-month period before the effective date to aid compliance, and adopting a time-limited non-enforcement policy. DOL has repeatedly encouraged states and other employers to take the necessary steps toward implementation. The Department continues to stand ready to provide technical assistance to states and other entities as they implement the Final Rule.

Florida Medicaid Provider Self Audit Resources – Now Available

FLORIDA MEDICAID
A Division of the Agency for Health Care Administration

Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert
July 2015

Provider Self Audit Resources are Now Available on the Agency’s Website

Medicaid providers are encouraged to voluntarily conduct self-audits and remedy any issues of non-compliance that are identified, including either voiding/adjusting improper claims or submitting to the Agency’s Bureau of Medicaid Program Integrity (MPI), the self-audit findings and repayment of the improper claims.

MPI recommended that providers review claims with dates of service as old as five years to the present.  MPI also encourages providers to engage in routine self-audits of more current claims (most recent twelve months).  This allows providers to have the opportunity to remedy the claims before an Agency-initiated audit.  When the Agency conducts an audit, it is entitled to recover the costs of the audit and is required to assess sanctions for the non-compliance.  A provider who conducts a self-audit, submits the results, and remits payment, may avoid sanctions for their voluntary disclosure and repayment of overpayments so long as the Agency determines that the disclosure is valid and so long as it is not discovered to be an attempt to alleviate liability for fraudulent practices.

Information about conducting self-audits is available on the Agency’s website, on the MPI landing page.  Please see the below screen-shot which demonstrates how to navigate from the Agency’s home page to the MPI landing page.

Medicaid providers are encouraged to voluntarily conduct self-audits and remedy any issues of non-compliance that are identified, including either voiding/adjusting improper claims or submitting to the Agency’s Bureau of Medicaid Program Integrity (MPI), the self-audit findings and repayment of the improper claims.

Questions regarding conducting a self-audit may be directed to Pam Fante via email at Pam.Fante@ahca.myflorida.com and please include the question in the email.

By |2016-11-03T10:01:43+00:00August 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Florida Medicaid Provider Self Audit Resources – Now Available

APD-IBudget Meeting

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

We Need You at This Meeting

This is an opportunity for the public to provide input and let APD know if the proposed rules will negatively impact your loved one, through the iBudget process.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

August 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PLACE: Agency for Persons with Disabilities, 4030 Esplanade Way, Room 301, Tallahassee, FL.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

 

RULE NOS.:         RULE TITLES:

65G-4.0213 Definitions

65G-4.0214 Allocation Algorithm

65G-4.0215 General Provisions

65G-4.0216 Establishment of the iBudget Amount

65G-4.0217 iBudget Cost Plan

65G-4.0218 Significant Additional Needs Funding

 

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

August 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PLACE: Agency for Persons with Disabilities, 4030 Esplanade Way, Room 301, Tallahassee, FL

 

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED:

Changes made to proposed rules 65G-4.0213 through 65G-4.0218 noticed in the Florida Administrative Register Vol. 40 No. 235 published on December 5, 2014 regarding the implementation of iBudget Florida as required by Section 393.0662, F.S., as these proposed rules have been modified by the Notice of Change noticed in the Florida Administrative Register Vol 41 No. 84 published on April 30, 2015 and as further modified by the Notice of Change noticed in the Florida Administrative Register Vol 41 No. 98 published on May 20, 2015.

For more information or a copy of the agenda contact: David De La Paz, Esq., Agency for Persons with Disabilities, 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 380, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, (850)922-9512,david.delapaz@apdcares.org.

By |2016-11-03T10:01:44+00:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on APD-IBudget Meeting