• THINK TANK | Standardizing Data Collection to Support Clinicians in the Opioid Fight

    February 21st, 2019

    Volunteers on Electronic Health Record Association’s (EHRA) Opioid Crisis Task Force have made great strides in the past year in our efforts to identify the policy changes and adoption patterns needed to maximize the capacities of health IT to combat the opioid crisis. When we began our work in early 2018, we were surprised to […]

  • THINK TANK | Preparing For Value-Based Reimbursements

    February 18th, 2019

    Under the banner of value-based care (VBC), federal officials have touted the “triple aim” as the effort to improve the quality of healthcare and health outcomes while bending the cost curve. The Herculean effort needed to achieve this will require regulators and purchasers of healthcare to move toward a value-based reimbursement (VBR) structure, which at […]

  • THINK TANK | Value-Based Care: The New Healthcare Landscape

    February 23rd, 2018

    By David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology When change happens we tend to assign it a name. In software we call it a version, in the auto industry it’s a model year, with fashion it’s a trend. Each of these changes is announced with major fanfare and distinct lines of demarcation. Major software companies will […]

  • THINK TANK | 2017 Highlights from the Foothold Technology Project Pipeline

    January 24th, 2018

    Updates from Foothold Technology CEO, Marlowe Greenberg Hello readers, I wanted to start off the new year by taking some time to highlight some ways we strive to provide our valued customers with a true vendor partnership. While we are very proud of AWARDS, we take even greater pride in the comprehensive services we offer […]

  • THINK TANK | Looking Back to Inform Our Future

    January 16th, 2018

    Thoughts from Foothold Technology’s Senior Advisor By David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology It is hard to believe 2018 is already well underway. I have never been one to dwell on the past, but a little review before thinking about the future helps keep us grounded. Reflecting on 2017, I remember the turmoil that played […]

  • THINK TANK | One Size Does Not Fit All: HCBS, Person-Centered Planning and Value-Based Payments (NASUAD Conference)

    October 5th, 2017

    by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology October 5, 2017 The fall conference season has started in full earnest and one of my first stops this year was the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference. For those of you unfamiliar with the group, NASUAD […]

  • THINK TANK | Spring Travels Illuminate Common Themes, Part Three

    June 8th, 2017

    Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold TechnologyJune 8, 2017 Part One | Part Two | Part Three When my travels took me to Niagara Falls for the New York State Care Management Coalition Conference, I found myself looking at the base of the falls and thought about the churning and chaos of […]

  • THINK TANK | Spring Travels Illuminate Common Themes, Part Two

    June 8th, 2017

    Adapting to Changing Mandates by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold TechnologyJune 8, 2017 Part One | Part Two | Part Three Like many states across the country, Ohio providers are facing a move to carved in Managed Care, Medicaid restructuring, new service initiatives, and regulatory reforms. The new directives and mandates have created anxiety, concern, […]

  • THINK TANK | Spring Travels Illuminate Common Themes, Part One in a Three-Part Series

    June 8th, 2017

    Healthy Agencies Create Healthy Communities by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold TechnologyJune 8, 2017 Part One | Part Two | Part Three Every spring and fall, my calendar fills with travel to various regional and national behavioral health conferences. On some stops, I’m presenting workshops with colleagues and on other stops I’m there to learn […]

  • THINK TANK | Managed Care: Lessons Learned from Kansas, Iowa, and Pennsylvania

    June 6th, 2017

    by Laura Nuss, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology June 6, 2017 At the annual ANCOR Conference, Medicaid, specifically Managed Care, was a hot topic of conversation. We’ve heard this echoed at many conferences this spring as nearly all 50 states are having some discussion about moving the I/DD system into Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). […]