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When Rights Meet Opportunity

While the United States Constitution doesn’t guarantee the right to education for children with disabilities currently most states have that right protected in their constitutions. It’s disheartening to know that these rights can vary based on geographical region in the US.  Individuals with disabilities have been   battling these challenges for years and many of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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