Why Transition to Electronic Records and Processes?

orange question markThe first thing to think about when considering a transition from paper to electronic processes is Why?

Why you are doing it?

Here’s the start of a list – what would you add?

  1. Greater access to records – more easily searched
  2. Multiple people accessing the record at the same time
  3. Maintain only 1 copy of records for all locations and personnel – reduced dulplication of content
  4. Increase efficiency
  5. Grow your business – use staff to provide services instead of tending the chart
  6. Reduce or eliminate storage space
  7. Improve communication and ease of communication
  8. More easily share information and documents
  9. More quickly and easily receive documentation for more timely billing
  10. Improve documentation
  11. Reduce time auditing charts
  12. Quick and easy reports – easily aggregated data

Paper documentation is very limiting.  You have to be in the same location to view it.  Handwriting is often illegible.  Paper documentation is not formatted to query or analyze without transferring it to another format.  It is easily lost, destroyed, and damaged.

Most every industry is benefiting from electronic data and documentation, why not you?

Is FOCUS only for Medicaid Waiver Member Records?

While FOCUS is fantastic for managing the records and services for Medicaid wavier members, it can be used in any business that needs to manage documentation and requirements for participants.

  1. Maintain participant profiles
  2. Keep documentation electronically
  3. Send and receive documents securely and electronically
  4. Easily track and audit required documentation and documents that expire
  5. Communicate to all users individually or participant specific
  6. Group participants by requirements, like funding source, personnel, etc.
  7. Document notes with service billing

This is just an example of what FOCUS can do for the efficiency of your business.

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KY Medicaid Waiver Management Application: Little impact on Focus users

The FocusTeam has been researching the impact of the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Management Application (MWMA) on Focus users by meeting with Officials in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and by tapping into organizations like the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP) to gather more information. What we have learned is that the MWMA is not designed to replace any Providers EMR solution, like Focus-CSS. Also, the Providers required to utilize the MWMA will only be Case Managers by Dec. 2015 and only for tracking Participant Authorizations and uploading Case Plans. Future MWMA development may allow Case Managers to view documents from HealthCare Providers who have an interface to KHIE. MWMA is not built around services provided except Case Management, and its purpose is to ensure Medicaid participants are getting the correct services and authorizations. The Focus team will remain engaged with regard to updates and information on MWMA as it is rolled out starting in April 2015 and will continue to communicate what we learn.

Focus continues to be the best, most secure electronic record for managing Medicaid Waiver Participants for all Providers of Medicaid Waiver Services. Your Focus team will continue to be here to support, enhance and grow Focus.

EHR Game Changers

Our very own Shannon McCracken was featured in the January 2014 HealthData Management magazine’s EHR Game Changers issue.

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