PRESS RELEASE | Foothold Technology is the First Vendor to Achieve Qualified Vendor Status for HCBS in New York State

AWARDS Electronic Health Record (EHR) for Human Service Providers Continues to Lead the Way in New York State

Announced collaboratively by New York State’s Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the Department of Health (DOH), Foothold Technology has been designated as a qualified vendor for Adult Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in New York State. As the first software provider to achieve this status, Foothold Technology continues to maintain its position as the leading electronic record, electronic health record (EHR) vendor, and human services software provider in New York State.

“As the healthcare landscape continues to shift under our customers’ feet, we are grateful New York recognizes AWARDS as the leading EHR equipped with the flexibility and ease of use needed to support service documentation, including powerful reporting tools to comply with state and federal regulations like HCBS. We’ve been supporting New York agencies for almost two decades. This designation reaffirms our ability to support agencies in an ever-changing landscape of care.” – Marlowe Greenberg, CEO of Foothold Technology.

After months of careful evaluation and testing, it was confirmed that AWARDS, Foothold Technology’s web-based electronic health record (EHR) and human services software, is qualified to be used by providers across New York to meet and demonstrate compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Foothold Technology currently supports over 900 customers nationwide, works with more agencies in New York than any other vendor, and has been supporting nonprofits providing services and supports for more than a decade, including over 100 organizations in New York state who have been approved for HCBS services.

In addition to documenting services provided, AWARDS is used by agencies as a powerful reporting tool, an online and secure way to track health assessments, and includes integrated billing to allow providers an easy way to submit electronic billing claims directly to Medicaid, a key component of HCBS. AWARDS includes modules like BillingBuilder™ which can integrate billing with service provision, and includes Interoperability functionality to support the sharing of data with Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) or Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs). AWARDS is easy to use, helps agencies increase efficiency, enhance the coordination of care, and is now officially qualified to meet the needs and regulations of HCBS.