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Supervised IRA Monthly to Daily Billing 7/1/2014

Over the past few weeks New York agencies started to receive clarification on the move to daily billing for Supervised IRAs. This switch will take place effective 7/1/2014. The folks at Therap are right on top of this change. This is a relief to many in our organization. Many thanks to the folks at Therap who keep us moving forward through the regulation changes that come along!!!

By |2014-05-07T17:33:38+00:00May 7th, 2014|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Supervised IRA Monthly to Daily Billing 7/1/2014

Federal Government Delays ICD-10 Implementation

 

Looks like we have some additional time on the ICD-10 transition.

“The delay was part of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 1, 2014. New York Medicaid will adhere to the new federal compliance timeframe for ICD-10 implementation and eMedNY will not accept ICD-10 codes until October 1, 2015 at the earliest. ”

 

 

By |2014-04-11T16:15:56+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Federal Government Delays ICD-10 Implementation

Transitioning from ICD-9 Codes to ICD-10 Codes

I am interested in finding out how other agencies are handling the transition from ICD-9 Codes to ICD-10 Coding. The ICD-10 codes will start to be used for billing October 1, 2014. Please share how your agency is handling the transition.

Take care,

Vicki Erdie

Electronic Health Records Manager

Ulster-Greene ARC

By |2014-02-25T23:45:53+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Transitioning from ICD-9 Codes to ICD-10 Codes

Individual Care Plan

Our agency is in the process of rolling out Individual Care Plans. I was wondering how other agencies have gone about building their care plan templates, and then individualizing the Care Plans for specific individuals. How much time was given to copy the templates to the individual before setting up access for direct care staff to view the approved forms?

Take care,

Vicki

By |2014-01-19T22:33:00+00:00January 19th, 2014|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Individual Care Plan

Pulling Data

I can’t stress how amazingly helpful it was to pull data together from Therap over this past weekend. Easy access to tell which staff documented at which program made my job so much easier.

By |2013-11-12T20:03:47+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Pulling Data

Time Tracking

Our agency has started to use Time Tracking for bed checks. Documentation has been going wel, but I am curious what other agencies might be using time tracking for.

If you are using Time tracking but have idea for other possible uses please feel free to post. Time tracking is a great feature and it would be nice to utilize the feature for other items as well.

Take care,

Vicki Erdie

By |2013-10-30T16:01:05+00:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Time Tracking

Moving to a one form IPOP

IPOP/ Safeguard forms can be a challenge so our agency has decided to move to a one form IPOP.  Our agency work group spent time reviewing all possible options and we decided on a Custom Form (Individual Plan of Protective Oversight and Safeguards – General Information). This custom form is individually based and allows us to add additional health fields when needed. We have a few key staff assisting managers with transferring information from the old forms to the new.  They are helping to ensure that all required information to meet regulation has been transferred as well as all health and safety information.  We are hoping to have this transition completed by December.

By |2013-10-18T02:27:17+00:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: Vicki Erdie's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Moving to a one form IPOP