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!!!
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. ”
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.
Electronic Health Records Manager
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?
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.
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.
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.