“We are a small to mid size company offering therapy and rehab services to community-based clients. We are considering whether a Case Management Solution (CMS) will be useful to us and, more importantly, whether we can afford it. Currently, we use a combination of paper-based files, Google, Outlook, MS Word on our local network, where we also store reports and other documents. We use QuickBooks for Accounting. Our session notes are done on paper template forms. We have just started to scan and store these forms on the server. Oh, we also use the HCAI website to submit plans and invoices to insurance companies. What we do now works fine although an increasing number of our competitors have invested in a CMS. Can we afford a Solution and how do we benefit?”
Form 1 or Assessment of Attendant Care Needs is scheduled for released on Skedulex Case Management Software on Monday, October 1st, to co-inside with the Release of HCAI’s 3.20. Health Care Facilities that are enrolled with Skedulex will be able to submit Form 1 to insurers electronically through the HCAI system. If your facility is not using Skedulex Case Management Software, you may use another Case Management System (CMS) that is integrated with HCAI or the HCAI web channel.
Frequently Asked Questions about SkedulexSkedulex Case Management Software is a customizable, web-based solution that is easy to use but rich in features. It caters to clinical and community-based practices of all sizes, ranging from a single discipline in one location to multi-discipline in several locations. If you have additional Questions about Skedulex, please contact us.Skedulex is an Integrated solution – Mobile, HCAI, EHC, Payroll, QuickBooks
How do I select a Practice Management SoftwareI am an owner/therapist with the daunting task of selecting a Practice Management Software (PMS) for my company, a decision I have been putting off for a few years. Proposals solicited by my staff have prices ranging from $30-55 per user/month, with some systems requiring a server ($1500-3000) while others don’t. What advice do you have?Selecting a good Practice Management Software is an important decision that will impact on your company for years to come. I can write extensively on this question, but let’s start from the top, with the platform options.
Professional Services Fees – HCAI Billing The Financial Services Commission of Ontario sets out the maximum hourly rates and the maximum professional service fees for the forms payable by automobile insurers under the SABS related to the services of any of the health care professions or health care providers listed in the Guideline.Insurers are not prohibited from paying above any maximum amount or hourly rate established in the Guideline. Services provided by health care professionals/providers, unregulated providers and other occupations not listed in the Guideline are not covered by the Guideline. The amounts payable by an insurer related to services not covered by the Guideline are to be determined by the parties involved.
Hcai software notice of system maintenanceSpring System Release 3.17 for HCAI SoftwareHCAI’s spring 2017 system release, Release 3.17, will be available on May 1, 2017. Updates in Release 3.17 include:New search fields in the User Management screenStreamlining the HCAI web interface by removing outdated and unused functionsContinue to support newer versions of web browsersNone of the changes included in Release 3.17 will impact PMS vendors.
Protecting your Client Data is Smart BusinessClient Data or PHI security is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare companies. With the ubiquity of technology, today’s therapist employs several device in her daily routine. The constant transfer information from one program to another assumes that the security provisions and internet connectivity are adequate. In many cases, it is frighteningly not the case.Just alongside the productivity gains spawned by technology, are cyber predators who actively engaged in stealing valuable information, using malware (including various forms of viruses, worms, Trojans) as the tool of choice.
The Assessment of Attendant Care Needs Form (Mandatory Form 1) must be submitted through the HCAI system, starting October 1, 2018. The current paper submission will give way to an electronic submission, taking HCAI one step further along the compliance path for PHI Data transfer. The objectives of the change were twofold:To make it easier for healthcare providers to submit and track the document.To improve insurers’ ability to monitor and adjudicate claims.To improve PHI transmission compliance in accordance with PHIPA and HIPA.
Have you have been Keylogged?Jan invested in a new computer. Excited with her new computer, she took it to a professional conference. Several months later, and much to her disbelief, someone has been accessing her computer records, without her knowledge. Jan has been Keylogged.How could this be possible? Jan has never shared her login credentials with anyone.This scenario is not only possible but occurs more frequently than most people are aware of. Jan may have unknowingly shared her login credentials at a conference when she used the hotel’s computer to access her PMS system.