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What About HCBS? A Practical Introduction

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

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

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

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Paul Joclyn of Unity House

Paul Joclyn of Unity House reviews AWARDS behavioral health EHR software.

“[Our employees] feel that they can more easily access information and be more in tune with what may be going on within our agency.”

Michele Miller of Beacon of Hope House

Michele Miller of Beacon of Hope House reviews AWARDS behavioral health EHR software.

“The quality of services that we’re providing our clients is much stronger.”

Michael Blady of The Bridge

Michael Blady of The Bridge reviews AWARDS behavioral health EHR software.

“AWARDS has been very open and very cooperative around helping us go to other systems and see; can we develop the kind of interoperability we need?”

Minori Nakamura of Bailey House

Minori Nakamura of Bailey House reviews AWARDS behavioral health EHR software.

“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

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Benefits of AWARDS for HCBS

The Benefits of AWARDS for HCBS in NY

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

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Implementing HCBS in New York: Examining Service Delivery Models

Implementing HCBS in New York: Examining Service Delivery Models

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.

THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

THINK TANK | CMS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

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.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

“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