• EHR Implementation Part Two of Six: Deeper Database Configuration – Supporting Your Processes and Workflow

    October 20th, 2016

    October 20, 2016 by Ivy Raff, Implementation Consultant, Foothold Technology Our previous installment in our six-part series focused on EHR implementation outlined the process of database configuration from the perspective of data collection and reporting. This installment will take a closer look at the process we follow to help you configure your new EHR’s “softer […]

  • EHR Implementation Part One of Six: Initial Database Configuration – The Data Perspective: Data Collection & Reporting

    October 13th, 2016

    October 13, 2016 by Sara Tunick, Implementation Consultant, Foothold Technology “We found the implementation process to be very smooth. Our IC was very knowledgeable and was able to accommodate my requests and help my team during and between our weekly implementation calls.” – Ed Carpenter, Mended Reeds, Ohio Once your agency becomes a Foothold Technology […]

  • Transforming the Way You Work – Introducing A Blog Series on Implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

    October 12th, 2016

    October 11, 2016 by Jeremiah Dameron, Marketing, Foothold Technology Launching an electronic health record (EHR) like AWARDS, or any agency-wide tool, can seem like a daunting task. First your agency purchases a new system, then staff are nervous about what will change, concerns are raised about resources needed, and all of a sudden a flood […]

  • THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule:
    Part IV

    October 4th, 2016

    What is Heightened Scrutiny? by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor October 4, 2016 The final CMS HCBS rule identifies settings that are presumed to have institutional qualities and do not meet the rule’s requirements for home and community based settings.   These settings include those in a publicly or privately-owned facility that provide inpatient treatment; on […]

  • September is National Recovery Month:

    September 30th, 2016

    Recovery Can Be An Every Day and Every Month Effort by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 30, 2016 For me, the most important awareness efforts, National Recovery Month, occurs each September and has been part of the behavioral health landscape for over 25 years. According to SAMHSA, over 23 million people in America […]

  • Inside AWARDS | How Does FootholdConnect? Connecting With Our Customers

    September 29th, 2016

    by Kristen McLaughlin, Trainer, Foothold Technology September 29, 2016 “FootholdConnect [events] provide a convenient one-stop-shop for helpful information on what’s new in AWARDS and training/informational webinars. These are things I need to disseminate to the users I support and it’s helpful that it is all in one easy to find spot.”-Ariana Saunders, Urban Pathways, New […]

  • THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule: Part III

    September 27th, 2016

    Requirements for Non-Residential Settings by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor September 27, 2016 In my previous post, I discussed HCBS requirements for residential settings, like group homes, supervised living, assisted living and host home or shared living settings. In this installment, we will discuss settings where other Medicaid HCBS services are provided, such as day habilitation, […]

  • THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule: Part II

    September 20th, 2016

    Requirements for Provider Owned or Controlled Residential Settings by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 20, 2016 Recently, (in Part I of this blog series) we discussed the elements of the HCBS Settings Final Rule that defined and described the requirements for all settings providing HCBS services. In this segment, we will discuss the […]

  • Sandwich Friday 2016: How a Summer with Foothold Technology Brought Me New Confidence and a Refined Sandwich Palate

    September 16th, 2016

    by Grace Bae During my initial interview for the summer intern position at Foothold Technology, I was told I would be responsible for the special Sandwich Friday tradition. I was expecting something like that with an internship; getting coffee, getting sandwiches, what’s the difference? And so, I happily accepted the responsibility. Just when I felt […]

  • THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule: Part I

    September 14th, 2016

    An Overview by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 14, 2016 In March of 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the long-awaited final rules governing home and community based services (HCBS) provided by states under the Medicaid program. The two rules: Home and Community Based Services Waivers (CMS-2296-F ) and […]