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…

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…

How to keep ICD from turning into OMG!

We at Aym Technologies have had many calls, emails and support tickets in the last few months from customers as they make their final preparations for the ICD10 conversion happening in October.  Given the fact that this transition has been looming for many years now,and has been delayed so many times I stopped counting, its…

ICD-10 One Month After Launch

Well, October 1st has come and gone.  We are all still here, and most importantly, it looks like we are all still in business! As I reflect on the whole ICD-10 journey, several key points stand out as important learning: We talked about this, A LOT – More than any other transition that I can…

Mental Health Parity, Still a Long Way to Go

It has been more than 7 years since former president George W. Bush signed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) into law.  Designed to help ensure that Americans with Mental Health and Addiction issues could be assured the same access to treatment as those suffering from medical issues like cancer or heart disease.  Sadly…

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…

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