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Therap National Conference 2020 – Denver, Colorado

We are almost at the very end, and this is that time of the year! Therap’s National conference in Denver, Colorado, is scheduled to take place from January 28-30, 2020. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.

This conference will be a great opportunity to learn about new Therap modules you might not be using and to network with other Therap users. Sessions covered in the conference range from walkthroughs of most modules, State-specific discussions, user-driven discussions on how to meet licensing audits and the latest needs for state compliance.

Therap Services provides secure, web-based documentation, communication and electronic billing services to over 5000 intellectual disability providers across the United States and over seventeen state government ID systems of care. This includes a certified EHR, HIPAA compliant Medicaid, and private billing.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Click here to register now!

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

Colorado Billing Overview

Join our upcoming webinar on Billing overview for the users in Colorado scheduled for November 21, 2019, at 12:00 pm MST/2:00 pm EST. Our Therap experts Brent Hessee and Susan Allen will walk you through the webinar and answer questions that you might have.

In this webinar, they will cover an introductory overview of Billing in Colorado. The attendees are about to discover the key secret to increasing productivity, streamlining administrative tasks and becoming audit-proof.

In this webinar you will learn the five steps of Billing:

  • How to become audit-proof
  • Review the four data collection methods to produce billing
  • Review of Service Authorizations
  • Review of Utilization Reports
  • Review of Claim Management and Reporting
    • Unclaimed
    • Claim Aging
    • Reconciliation
  • Quick Peek of Billing Tools
    • Bulk Rate Change update
    • Manual Payment Posting
    • Invoice Billing

Click here to register for the webinar. Click here to know more about what Therap has in store for the users in Colorado.

Be a part of Therap’s 2020 National Conference in Denver, Colorado!

Therap 2020 National Conference is less than three months away! The event brings together the Therap team as well as users from all over the United States. There are User Presentations, State specific discussions, and how-to sessions of Therap Modules. It’s also a great opportunity for you to network with people from agencies across the country and share experiences. Over 200 sessions will take place during the three day event!

One of the best parts of attending Therap’s National Conference is getting the option to focus on the topics that truly impact the work your organization does. In addition to 200+ sessions spread across the event, you get to network with agencies from all over the country. These opportunities allow you the time and space to dive deep into a topic and come away with new skills and knowledge you can immediately put into work at your agency.

Session Highlights:

  • Scheduling & Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Personal Finances: Tracking & Reporting Individual’s Finance
  • Writing a Therap QA Plan for your Agency
  • Risk Assessments and Health Assessments
  • The Versatility of the Questionnaire: Assessments, Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • Self Advocates’ Prospective Using Therap
  • Therap National Conference unites Therap team and users from all over the United States under one roof. It provides a platform to network and exchange ideas with users from multiple agencies.

    Click here to view the conference schedule.

    Click here to register for the conference.

    User Group Meeting in Alaska

    Join our upcoming user group meeting for the users in Alaska scheduled for September 25, 2019, at 9:30 pm EST/6:30 pm PST. The user group will be led by our Therap expert Kevin and Robin. They will walk you through therap modules and answer questions that you might have.

    Discussion Topics:

    • Introductions and Overview
    • Release Notes
    • Electronic Visit Verification/Scheduling
    • Alaska Specific Information/Updates
    • Therap National Conference: Denver, Colorado Jan 28 – Jan 30, 2020
    • Bring your questions!

    Know the hosts:

    Kevin Dierks is currently working as the Therap Regional Director- Pacific Rim. He joined Therap’s Business Team in 2009. He has worked supporting people with developmental disabilities and the communities and systems since 1990. His experience has taken him from the front lines of program delivery to program management and systems change. He has been involved in National, Federal, State and community level public research and initiatives involving public health, disability, technology, and human services.

    Robin Forbes is a Training & Implementation Specialist here at Therap Services. She joined the Therap Services West Team in 2018. She has over 25 years of experience working in the I-DD field in Delaware and Colorado. She began her career in this field as a DSP and worked her way up through management and oversight of residential, day program, employment and community services. Robin received a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Health Care Administration in 1999 from Wilmington College.

    Click here to register for the user group.

    Click here to know more about what Therap has in store for the users in the state of Alaska.

    California North Bay User Group Meeting

    Join our upcoming California North Bay User Group Meeting on September 18, 2019. In California, Therap directly works with DDS, Regional Centers, and hundreds of Vendors. Therap also supports the service models in place across California Regional Centers, including Independent Living Supports (ILS), Supported Living Services (SLS), Community and Supported Employment and more. Therap works with both large and small providers, as well as families and self-advocates.

    The user group is hosted and conducted onsite at an agency using Therap. All Therap users in California are invited to attend any of the scheduled meetings.

    About the presenters:

    Brent Hessee is a Business Development Consultant at Therap. He began working in the developmental disability field as a Direct Support Professional and has worked in multiple facets of an organization including Supported Living Services and Residential Services.

    Stan Higgins is a Business Development Consultant at Therap. He has been working in the Developmental Disability field since 1998 and has worked in agencies that provide Supported Living, Independent Living, Day Program, Transportation, Residential, Job Placement and Recreation services for adults.

    Click here to know more about California.

    Click here to register.

    User Group Meeting for the Users in Hawaii

    Join our upcoming Hawaii User Group meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM (HST). The user group will be led by our Therap expert Kevin Dierks. He will walk you through modules and answer questions that you might have.

    Therap has been supporting service provider agencies in Hawaii since 2007, and to date over one thousand individuals with disabilities and seniors in Hawaii have been supported by an agency that uses Therap’s Electronic Documentation and Communication tools, and over one thousand staff have been trained to use the system successfully. This includes the full spectrum of services in Hawaii meeting State requirements and increasing quality and operational efficiency.

    Agenda for the user group:

    • Introduction to Therap
    • Example of Hawaii’s IP created in Therap – discussion
    • What’s New in Therap?
    • Electronic Visit Verification Updates
    • Employment History
    • Reminder: 2020 National Conference: Denver, Colorado January 28th-30th
    • Therap Questions!

    Know the host:

    Kevin Dierks is currently working as a Therap Regional Director- Pacific Rim. He joined Therap’s Business Team in 2009. He has worked supporting people with developmental disabilities and the communities and systems since 1990. His experience has taken him from the front lines of program delivery to program management and systems change. He has been involved in National, Federal, State and community level public research and initiatives involving public health, disability, technology, and human services.

    Click here to join the user group meeting from your mobile, PC, Laptop or tab.

    Click here to know more about what Therap has in store for the users in Hawaii.

    Regional Conference in Bend, Oregon is Knocking at Your Door!

    We are very happy to announce the Regional Conference in Bend, Oregon for 2019. The conference is scheduled for August 20, 2019, and will be held at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The conference is going to be a one-day event full of sessions by Oregon Therap experts and it will give you a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

    Have you booked your seat yet?

    The discussion will include:

    • Billing Electronically with Therap and eXPRS
    • EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) – making it work in Oregon
    • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
    • Better Behavior Data
    • Data Security and Protection
    • Organizational and Program Performance Tracking
    • Mobile Workforce Management
    • Health Tracking and Medication Management
    • Work smarter

    Our Therap experts Kevin Dierks, Seanette Smith, Jody Traina, Dawn Gilder, and Kristen Staiert will walk you through the conference and answer the questions that you may have.

    Click here to register for the conference. Click here to visit our Oregon state page.

    Only One Week Remaining for Regional Conference in Fresno, California

    Join our upcoming Regional Conference in Fresno, California on July 30, 2019. The conference is going to be a one-day event by Therap experts and a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state.

    Therap has been supporting community service provider agencies and vendors in California since 2006. Therap’s electronic documentation and communication tools include the full spectrum of services in California from Independent Living Services (ILS) to Residential and ICF services.

    About the presenters:

    Kevin Dierks is the Regional Director of Pacific Rim. He has been working in supporting people with developmental disabilities and the communities and systems since 1990. His experience has taken him from the front lines of program delivery to program management and systems change. He has been involved in National, Federal, State and community level public research and initiatives involving public health, disability, technology, and human services.

    Brent Hessee is a Business Development Consultant at Therap. He began working in the developmental disability field as a Direct Support Professional and has worked in multiple facets of an organization including Supported Living Services and Residential Services.

    Joshua Corzantes is a Senior Training & Implementation Specialist and joined Therap in 2014. Prior to that, he worked for 11 years in the field of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  He had also used Therap’s software for a year as a Provider Administrator and gained a vast knowledge of the application.

    Jeremy Gibson is a Training Specialist at Therap. He began his career in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) field in 2011 as a Direct Care employee for an agency. Prior to joining Therap, he had planned and executed agency-wide training and worked closely with the agency’s trainers. He also worked in a QA role previously and assisted with ensuring health and safety standards were met for CARF accreditation.

    Click here to register.

    Click here to know what Therap has in store for California.

    Therap National Conference 2020 – Call for Presentations

    Therap National Conference 2020 will be held on January 28-30 at Denver, Colorado. We are offering an opportunity to Therap users who are interested in presenting either in a seminar/tutorial or panel discussion format at the event on topics that may interest your agency. Therap users can also include surveyors, families, state caseworkers or others who are interacting with agencies using Therap.

    Previous presentations included:

    • Getting to buy in for Therap at your agency
    • Using mobile devices
    • Addressing quality assurance standards
    • Discussion on how your agency uses specific modules

    Multiple individuals can apply to present jointly by August 31, 2019. Please note that multiple individuals presenting jointly will get one free registration (Regular Registration, without Evening Night).

    Visit our Call for Presentation page and National Conference 2020 for more information.

    Submit Presentation for National Conference 2020.

    Regional Conference in Anchorage, Alaska

    Join our upcoming Regional Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on June 5-6, 2019. The conference will be hosted by Therap experts and this will be a chance to network with your counterparts from across the state. Therap has been supporting providers and agencies in Alaska since 2007.

    The event will be a great place to learn about recent developments in the Therap system, as well as learn about 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 comprise of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level sessions conducted by Therap experts on multiple Therap modules.

    Topics/Sessions include:

    • Billing Electronically through Conduent
    • Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)-making it work in Alaska
    • Better Goal and Outcome Tracking
    • Data Security and Protection
    • Mobile Workforce Management
    • And more

    Tentative Speakers:

    Kevin Dierks is the Regional Director of Pacific Rim. He has been working in supporting people with developmental disabilities and the communities and systems since 1990. His experience has taken him from the front lines of program delivery to program management and systems change. He has been involved in National, Federal, State and community level public research and initiatives involving public health, disability, technology, and human services.

    Seanette Smith is a Senior Training and Implementation Specialist at Therap. Prior to joining Therap, she has worked in the Developmental Disability Program in the state of Oregon as a Personal Service Worker (PSW) Liaison/QED. Seanette has over 10 years of experience as a Billing Specialist.

    Jody Traina is a Senior Training and Implementation Specialist at Therap. He began working in the field of supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from 1999. Jody was also a coordinator for a supported living program at The Arc of King County in Seattle.

    Dawn Gilder is a Billing Specialist at Therap. Prior to joining Therap, Dawn worked for more than seven years at an ICF-ID in Nevada, providing administrative and computer support. She was responsible for the training and implementation of Therap for all departments of the organization with T Logs, eMAR, and Billing.

    Kristen Staiert is a Customer Support Specialist at Therap. Prior to joining Therap, she worked for AmeriServe International as a Day Habilitation Service Program Coordinator in Council Bluff at Iowa for six years. Moreover, she has worked with children and adults with disabilities since 2002.

    Click here to register.

    Click here to know more about Alaska state.