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September 27, 2016

Requirements for Non-Residential Settings by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor September 27, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my previous post, I discussed HCBS requirements for residential settings, like group homes, supervised living, assisted livi …

September 20, 2016

Requirements for Provider Owned or Controlled Residential Settings by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 20, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Recently, (in Part I of this blog series) we discussed the elements of the HCBS S …

September 14, 2016

An Overview by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 14, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In March of 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the long-awaited final rules governing home and community …

May 24, 2016

by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology In New York State, there has been a lot of buzz about Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for individuals participating in the Behavioral Health Managed Care programs known as Health and Rec …

April 22, 2016

InterSystems Global Summit 2016 by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO, Foothold Technology For the last several years, Foothold Technology has participated in the InterSystems Global Summit. It’s an invitation-only event where leaders convene to discuss and learn …

February 26, 2016

Updates from our CEO, Marlowe Greenberg I want to take this opportunity to bring our readers some highlights on our 2015 successes and goings on here at Foothold Technology, and share an overview of the scope of work we have set for ourselves in 2016. …

September 26, 2015

David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor September 26, 2015 This month we celebrate National Recovery Month, a national observance to celebrate the recovery of so many individuals from the sometimes disabling effects of a mental health or substance abuse disor …

May 13, 2015

By David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor May 13, 2015 Last week the President signed a presidential proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a noble gesture and one I am sure is filled with good intentions. Maybe the proclamation …

April 30, 2015

Thoughts from the 2015 National Council Conference by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor Each year the National Council for Behavioral Health hosts one of the largest and most impactful conferences in the country. For me, attending the conference is a ti …

April 29, 2015

Reflections from NatCon15 April 21, Orlando, Florida by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO Another year and another successful National Council (NatCon) conference. This year’s conference was notable for the profusion of new software tools and technologies and for …

April 16, 2015

by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO, Foothold Technology 4/13/2015 – 10am HIMSS always amazes when you first walk in. The sheer size of the conference, 40,000 attendees, hundreds and hundreds of vendors. Exhibit hall displays that tower to two and three stories. …

March 19, 2015

by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO For the past three years I have attended the InterSystems Global Summit. For those of you unfamiliar, InterSystems is the leading software provider for connected care, enabling information exchange and active analytics across …

January 21, 2015

by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO. Occasionally, we can learn from other people’s mistakes and turn what is certainly an unpleasant situation into a chance to revisit our own practices and procedures. Recently, an agency in Alaska was fined $150,000 for HIPAA …

January 15, 2015

by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor. Another round of thanks goes out to NYAPRS (the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services) for putting together its fifth annual PROS Implementation Academy. I spoke earlier about the dedication an …

December 3, 2014

by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO.  Recently, some of our clients noticed that their AWARDS experience was slower than normal. To those who contacted our Help Desk to ask what was happening, it was explained that the slowness was not related to AWARDS or our e …

October 2, 2014

October 2014 – Foothold Technology, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) software for behavioral health and human service providers, announced the launch of its Supportive Housing Resource Center, an online collection of research, press …

December 13, 2013

12 months…11 states…19 presentations…talk about the rock star lifestyle! This year, Foothold Senior Advisor (and former Director of Rehabilitation Services at the New York State Office of Mental Health) David Bucciferro went on tour with his presentation, “The Three A’s of a Successful Agency: Accountability, Accessibility, Affordability.” The session offered specific strategies for using metrics to help agencies operate more efficiently and economically while improving their quality of care.

November 5, 2013

On Thursday, 10/31, Foothold CEO Marlowe Greenberg moderated a webinar about interoperability called “From Black & White to Color: Interoperability as the New Norm.” He was joined by Dr. Peter Beitchman, ED of The Bridge, a nonprofit multi-service agency; Irene Koch, ED of BHIX, a health information exchange organization; and Paul Grabscheid, VP of Strategic Partnerships for InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care.

July 17, 2013

by David Bucciferro. In a time of diminishing resources and ever-changing regulations, today’s providers are entering a new era of care characterized by increased oversight activity and a shift in service delivery from volume-based to value-based, amon …

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