4 Keys to Choosing the Right EHR

Adopting an EHR system is a huge investment for provider agencies. But it’s even more costly if the organization chooses the wrong system.  While DD/behavioral health providers are in serious need of workflow analysis and redesign support during EHR adoption—same as the medical community—the specific issues that arise during implementation are different because the medical…

Born This Way

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- There’s plenty of fear surrounding disabilities and disability awareness, but there’s a reality show that puts us up…

HIPAA Privacy Audits – findings and future plans

If you haven’t spent much time monitoring national Health and Human Services (HHS) department initiatives (and with ICD-10 and MCO mandates looming we’re betting you haven’t) you may not be aware there has been a pilot program to carry out audits of the HIPAA privacy rules for some time now.  The Office for Civil Rights…

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to the new OnTarget blog!   This enhancement to our site has been looong overdue, but we are thrilled to be here and we hope to create a place that you enjoy visiting to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the world of behavioral healthcare and IDD services. From time to time we will…

The Benefits of Scheduling

There’s no denying that today’s fast-paced world pulls us in many different directions.  The demands of home, work, school, and life in general can very quickly become unmanageable and even overwhelming if we don’t learn to manage our time wisely.  That being said, we know that even our best efforts at time management can be…

Ditch the paper – OnTarget and DMS can show you how.

I’ve never met a Human Services provider that wasn’t drowning in paper.  Document, Document, Document – it’s the mantra of our industry, and it creates a TON of paper files!  Even though EHR’s like OnTarget help providers eliminate tens of thousands of pages per month of paper, there are still lots of other documents that…

Fall, Time to Reflect on your Business

I love fall.  It is such a great time to take stock in what you have accomplished and to recharge your batteries for the long hard charge through winter. I recently had the pleasure of taking a backpacking trip to the beautiful Mt. Rogers region of Virginia and spent a weekend hiking the Appalachian Trail at…

Compliance – How do you ever keep up?

After reviewing the latest communication bulletin from one of North Carolina's MCO's this weekend it hit me – the layers of red tape and regulation faced by the human services provider world has just taken yet another leap.  In the wrong direction no less! The communication talked of penalties and recoupment for services rendered to…

EHR Incentives – thought you were left out ? Maybe not!

Promising news for Community Services, IDD, and Behavioral Healthcare providers may have just come from the most unlikely of places.  A proposed revision to the regulations on Medicaid Managed Care was published recently, and in it is language that gives MCO, PIHP, PAHP, PCCM entities the latitude to provide incentive funds to providers.  Here is…

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