Join us at our regional conference in Macon, Georgia which will be held from June 21-22. The conference is going to be two full days of sessions by Therap experts. Like our other regional conferences, it will be a great opportunity to network with the people from the developmental disabilities service industry and share knowledge amongst colleagues.
Conference highlights will include:
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level training
- Therap Health Tracking Records
- Medication Administration Records (MAR)
- Individual Support Plans & Service Tracking
- Incident Reports
- Service Authorizations & Electronic Billing
- QA Reviews
- Disaster Preparedness
- Self Advocate and family access
Q & A and user sessions
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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
It’s here…Therap’s first South Carolina Regional Conference!
The conference will be a good place for prospective users to learn about individual support documentation and reporting, electronic health records (EHR) and training management. Event highlights will include:
- Hands-on training on different Therap modules including incident reports, health tracking and billing (see below)
- Sessions focused on implementation and effective use
- User presentations, brainstorming and discussions
- User group meeting and discussions
The conference will be especially beneficial for Therap users in South Carolina and agencies from surrounding states would also find it useful.
Registration Fee: $100
Register by March 30, 2013 for the Early Bird
Discount and pay $80 only!
Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport
110 McSwain Drive
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Phone: (803) 391-4000
Note: Ask the hotel for the Therap Block Rate of $99.00+Tax
(Includes hot breakfast buffet and complimentary Airport Shuttle
service to/from airport 4am-11pm daily)