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Regional Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas

Join our upcoming Regional Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 17, 2019. Therap experts will be there to answer any questions.

Staff in Arkansas can use Individual Data form module and IDF extension to enter key information for each individual they support as part of the required individual intake process unique to the state of Arkansas. Providers in Arkansas can use Therap for all of their day to day documentation requirements from progress notes to goal tracking to Medication Administration Records (MAR).

Tentative Presenters:

Maureen “Mo” O’ Connell is a Southeast Business Development Consultant at Therap. She began her career in the Developmental Disabilities field in 2006 with UCP of East Central Florida in Daytona Beach FL as a Youth Employment Specialist and became a user of Therap at that time.

Bonnie Sorrells is a Training and Implementation Specialist at Therap. She previously worked for Ouachita Enrichment Centers in South Arkansas as The Director of Adult Services and HIPAA Coordinator for 15 years during which she received training in HIPAA, behavioral planning, case management, medication management, and supported employment. Bonnie has been working with the Therap system at her prior agency since 2013 as the administrator and primary Therap in-house trainer.

Caiti Woodburn is a Training and Implementation Specialist at Therap. She has been working in the developmental disabilities field since 2008. Prior to joining Therap, Caiti has worked as a Direct Care Staff and also had experience as a user and provider administrator of Therap system.

Heather Thornton is a Billing Specialist at Therap. She has worked in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) field for over 4 years in various capacities. At her previous agency, Heather helped implement Therap from T-Logs to Billing

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Regional Conference in Estero, Florida is Knocking at Your Door!

Less than a week remaining for Therap Regional Conference in Estero, Florida. The conference will be held on August 1, 2019.

Have you booked your seat yet? The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Florida Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Discussion will include:

  • Scheduling/Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Billing and Service Utilization Management
  • Mobile Workforce Management
  • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
  • Incident Management (GER)
  • Person-Centered Planning (ISP)
  • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
  • Better Health Tracking and Medication Management
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Better Behavior Data

Therap experts Tricia Woods, Nadine Sturgess, and Fayonne Johnson will walk you through the event and will talk about the recent updates of the modules.

Click here to register and be a part of this exciting conference at the Embassy Suites Ft Myers-Estero in Florida!

Visit our state page to know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida.

Only 3 Weeks Remaining for the State Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama

Have you booked your seat yet?

The State Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama is knocking at your door. The conference is scheduled for August 13-14, 2019 and will be held at the Perdido Beach Resort. The conference is going to be a two-day event full of sessions by Alabama Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Conference Highlights:

  • Introduction to the New Autism Services
  • Program in Alabama
  • Question and Answer sessions with ADMH
  • Targeted Case Management Service Verification
  • Community-Based Employment Tracking
  • Using Excel for Quality Assurance
  • Business Intelligence Dashboards
  • Person-Centered Planning Tools, Goal Tracking and Reporting
  • Health Tracking Modules and Reporting
  • Medicaid Billing and Utilization Reporting

Click here to register for the conference.

Also, visit our state page to know what Therap has in store for the state of Alabama.

By |2019-07-23T10:06:04+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Only 3 Weeks Remaining for the State Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama

Only a Month Remaining for the Regional Conference in Estero, Florida

Only a month remaining for Therap Regional Conference in Estero, Florida. The conference will be held on August 1, 2019.

Have you booked your seat yet? The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Florida Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

The event will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules.

Discussion will include:

  • Scheduling/Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Billing and Service Utilization Management
  • Mobile Workforce Management
  • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
  • Incident Management (GER)
  • Person-Centered Planning (ISP)
  • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
  • Better Health Tracking and Medication Management
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Better Behavior Data

Therap experts Tricia Woods, Nadine Sturgess, and Fayonne Johnson will walk you through the event and will talk about the recent updates of the modules. Click here to register and be a part of this exciting conference at Embassy Suites Ft Myers-Estero in Florida!

Visit our state page to know more about what Therap has in store for the state of Florida.

Regional Workshop in Savannah, Georgia

Only a week remaining for Therap Regional Workshop in Savannah, Georgia for 2019. The event will be held on June 27, 2019. The workshop is going to be a one-day event of sessions by Georgia Therap experts and a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state. 

Did you know?

Georgia providers working under the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) are using Therap’s HIPAA compliant software services to meet quality assurance, personal outcomes measuring and person-centered service documentation goals.

The regional conference will be a good place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as the individual support documentation and reporting, Electronic Health Records (EHR) and training management from the technology leader in the developmental disabilities field. The training intensive event will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on various Therap modules. This event is only for Therap customers or prospective customers and other approved or invited guests.

About the presenter:

Jason Laws is a Business Development Consultant at Therap. Prior to joining Therap, he has worked in various capacities including direct support, case management, and program management. Jason has managed projects on workforce development, transitioning from congregate care to individualized models of support, and community integration for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click here to register.

Click here to know more about the event.

By |2019-06-19T09:08:40+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Regional Conference|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Regional Workshop in Savannah, Georgia

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 Supports Alabama Department of Mental Health and Local 310 Boards with Medicaid/TCM Billing

Alabama Providers Implement Therap’s LTSS Software Tools for Targeted Case Management and Early Intervention Services

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Therap’s disability software is aligned with Alabama’s Division of Developmental Disabilities in their effort to improve quality of Case Management. Therap has previously collaborated with DMH to implement the software’s incident reporting tools across the state. The latest system features include specific tools designed for the use of case managers. Case Managers can record individualized service notes and enter service duration, location and type in Therap. These notes generate professional claims for billable services which are submitted electronically to Alabama Medicaid.

Therap’s Individual Home Page gives Case Managers a general case overview. From a central dashboard, Case Managers can review individual profiles and access demographic, contact and health information, and guidelines. They can also note the status of all plans, including the person-centered Individual Support Plan, supplemental Habilitation, Behavior and Care Plans, and check the case status of individuals on their caseload, including enrollment and discharge dates. Therap’s person-centered Individual Support Planbrings the full picture of supports and outcomes together, and allows case managers to quickly reference goals and individual outcomes statuses. Case Managers may review team plan minutes and create an ISP Agenda to drive meetings based on the needs and areas identified through the individual’s Personal Focus Worksheet. Interconnected modules ensure that service data collected in Therap generates reports and drives the progress of outcomes.

Therap’s Long Term Supports and Services software also assists Early Intervention providers in tracking contacts and service flow. Agencies find Therap’s Individual Data form an essential first step in establishing supports for children identified for early intervention.  Contacts such as doctors, speech pathologists and occupational and physical therapists can be added to universal directories for contact information, while personal contacts and family information can be added to the Individual Data form and Individual History.

About Therap Services

Therap’s HIPAA, ARRA and HITECH compliant Developmental Disabilities software applications are widely used in home and community-based services (HCBS for documentation, communication and reporting and by the broader Longer Term Supports and Services (LTSS) community. Therap offers a single software solution for data driven outcomes, quality assurance, electronic billing.

Learn more at www.TherapServices.net.

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By |2016-11-03T10:01:43+00:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |Comments Off on Therap Supports Alabama Department of Mental Health and Local 310 Boards with Medicaid/TCM Billing

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

CMS Releases Heightened Scrutiny Guidance for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rules

Washington, DC (June 26, 2015)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued guidance on how they intend to address “heightened scrutiny” for settings that are subject to the home and community based services (HCBS) rule that went into effect on March 17, 2014.  The guidance restates the standard for settings that are presumed institutional (located in a building that is also a publicly or privately operated facility that provides inpatient institutional treatment, or in a building located on the grounds of, or immediately adjacent to, a public institution).  Additionally, any setting which has the effect of isolating individuals will be presumed to be institutional.  For any of these instances, a state may submit evidence to overcome the presumption and demonstrate how the setting does meet the HCBS standards set forth.  The new rules also offer states the option to develop “tiered standards for residential settings” which will allow states to “close the front door” to some providers while allowing existing providers of the same services to continue.  This means that a state could set one compliant standard for existing providers and set a different, higher standard for new providers.

CMS: New Manged Care and Quality Assurance Standards

The “correct” quality assurance program will always be a question until CMS requires states to standardize their Managed Care processes among MCOs in each state. We all have the opportunity to discuss standardization now, which will not come around again for years. Please see the below information from ANCOR. I encourage people to comment on the CMS proposed rules. CMS Issues

Landmark Proposed Rule on Medicaid Managed Care

On June 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule titled “Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability.” The agency states that this proposed rule would modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems.

Home care providers will want to be aware that the proposed rule proposes to add a definition for long term care support services (LTSS).  The CMS proposal defines LTSS as “services and supports provided to beneficiaries of all ages who have functional limitations and/or chronic illnesses that have the primary purpose of supporting the ability of the beneficiary to live or work in the setting of their choice, which may include the individual’s home, a provider-owned or controlled residential setting, a nursing facility, or other institutional setting.”  CMS states that they intend for community based services within the scope of this definition to be largely non-medical in nature and focused on functionally supporting people living in the community.  Examples of what CMS would consider community based LTSS include Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) delivered through a section 1915(c) waiver, section 1915(i), or section 1915(k) state plan amendments, as well as personal care services otherwise authorized under the state plan.

HCAOA also notes that CMS is seeking to amend the existing regulation requiring each state to establish a credentialing and re-credentialing policy that addresses all the providers, including LTSS providers, covered in their managed care program regardless of the type of service provided by such providers.

Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted through July 27, 2015. A copy of the proposed rule can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CMS-2015-0068-0001