The MediSked Blog

Advocacy and Community Engagement Best Practices from The Arc of North Carolina

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Advocacy is the foundation upon which the disability community has grown into a powerhouse.  The future of the movement depends on the many advocates across the country who are engaging on the local, state, and national levels to protect the rights of people with disabilities and support their inclusion in the community.
The Arc of North Carolina uses MediSked products for data tracking in their service delivery. The chapter is also an advocacy leader in the state, and we have long admired their strong commitment to their advocacy work. So we reached out to Melinda Plue, Director of Advocacy and Chapter Development at The Arc of North Carolina, to share some of the advocacy efforts the state chapter and its 23 member chapters have made this year.   

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Tags: Advocacy, 2017, Awareness, North Carolina

Do You Know About MediSked's Resources?

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Holiday season is among us and it is a busy next few weeks before the end of the year. Remember to take some time to relax, sit by the fire, drink some hot cocoa, and catch up on industry related news! 

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Tags: 2017, Awareness

Status Update: Implementation of the Home and Community Based Settings Rule

Posted by Nicole Jorwic on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Home and Community Based Settings Rule Refresher
The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in January 2014, is meant to ensure that programs[1] funded with HCBS dollars provide people with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and receive services in integrated, community settings where they can fully engage in community life.

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Tags: Compliance, Home and Community Based Services, 2017, Awareness

Understanding Value Based Payment Reform: A Case Study in New York

Posted by Tyler Blake on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

As the national leader in serving the needs of health and human service providers, MediSked understands the importance to our clients of staying on top of the most recent national trends in payment reform. One such recent regulatory change seen in a number of states is the move towards a Value-Based Purchasing model, also known as Value Based Payment reform (VBP).

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Tags: Home Care Industry, Home and Community Based Services, 2017, Awareness, Value Based Payments