Are you familiar with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)? Do you know how it affects you as a provider? Do you know what HCBS means in your state and what your responsibilities are as a provider?
Maintaining The Golden Thread In Your HCBS Documentation
For today’s providers, the new environment of care and new rules around HCBS promise an extra level of accountability that will require a new way of managing data. Providers must also maintain focus on creating person-centered service plans that meet all the quality assurance standards posed by CMS guidelines. This can be a challenge for the most sophisticated organizations.
The Key to Compliant HCBS Service Reporting: Quality Documentation
In our previous webinars we covered the basics of HCBS and examined how to incorporate HCBS services into your program model. Now it’s time to build on those concepts and discuss specific HCBS documentation requirements.
Integration and Coordinated Care: The Power Tools In Your HCBS Toolbox
One of the goals of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) is to facilitate greater community integration with a focus on the quality of care and choice for clients/consumers receiving medical and non-medical services. To meet this goal, your agency will need to share data with Health Homes and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Are you equipped with the knowledge and power tools your agency needs to meet this challenge?
Foothold and HCBS: An Online Demo
With regulations on healthcare delivery coming down constantly and quickly, many providers are scrambling to predict what it will take to survive in the newly emerging landscape of care. The answer: data-driven planning.
“With over 20 programs in four boroughs in New York City, we can easily collect information centrally and track clients as they progress through our continuum of programs. Foothold Technology staff have always provided prompt and attentive customer support.” – Robyn Gundy, Director of Research and Evaluation, Bowery Residents’ Committee
“With one click you can check performance measurements and do data collection.”
“AWARDS has reimagined the way we operate and allowed us to meet all State and Federal health home HIT standards of service delivery. We are now able to do everything from documenting care management activities to facilitating communication amongst team members and between the health team and caregivers thanks to the interoperability of AWARDS.” – Daniel L. Lowy, Vice President, Argus Community
Download – The scope of AWARDS software is deep and wide, with the ability to track and manage data related to all elements of HCBS. AWARDS is an approved vendor for NY HCBS provider agencies.
“Our programs are not simple to run, and I don’t know how we would do it without AWARDS and the support we receive from Foothold. The money we recouped was a team effort!” – Jenna Tine, VP, Behavioral Health Services, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ
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 Recovery Plans (HARPS). I am often asked for my thoughts on how these services will affect the overall landscape of behavioral health service delivery. Over the last several months, I’ve worked with leaders in the industry to share those ideas as agencies in New York prepare for HCBS.
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 Home and Community Based State Plan Services Program, Waivers, and Provider Payment Reassignments (CMS-2249-F), have fueled much debate, action and consternation among the home and community based services (HCBS) community. In an attempt to demystify things a bit, I’ll be providing some policy information and sharing some advice for providers preparing for HCBS in a series of blog posts.
“Foothold delivers. RSS has been a customer of Foothold Technology since 2008. In today’s ever changing landscape, an innovative and responsive vendor is imperative to the future success of all agencies.”- Tony Siracusa, Director, Operational Technology, Rehabilitation Support Services