What We Got Wrong About Roe vs Wade and Developmental Disabilities

The 1973 decision of the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, which had made abortion legal nationally has been reversed by the Supreme Court. Due to this reversal, people with marginalized identities will be particularly affected more than everyone else for numerous reasons, including disparities in access to health care, sexual assault, and the historic loss …

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This is how Helplines for Caregivers boost the Care Quality for IDD individuals

Many of the challenges faced by caregivers of adults with IDDs are similar to those faced by caregivers of other older adults (for example someone with dementia). Even though older family caregivers of adults with IDD are likely to face challenges similar to those in the general caregiving community, they are also a special subset …

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Setting up a new agency? Here’s what you need to know

There are approximately 6.5 million IDD individuals in the US. Additionally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 56 million adults aged 65 and older, accounting for about 16.9% of the total population. A stable system to care for these individuals is the need of the hour.  Additionally, there has been a …

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Is telehealth really as effective as in-person care for IDD individual

Telehealth, a term used interchangeably with telemedicine, is a form of remote healthcare where technology is used by patients and clinicians to improve a patient’s health — all while sitting in the comfort of their homes.  The last few years, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have led to a phenomenal rise in the telehealth …

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2023 EVV deadlines are fast approaching. Is your agency compliant?

Introduction The 21st Century Cures Act mandates Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for home healthcare providers. Before January 1st, 2020, all states were obligated to install EVV.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, a majority of states that were implementing EVV struggled to adhere to the deadlines as they were combating the outbreak. However, these states were granted …

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Better Billing, Pre-authorization, and More with FieldWorker’s New CORE Certification

FieldWorker has achieved a CORE Certification Seal for Health Care Claims and Pre-Authorization. This means we are now aligned with an internationally-defined set of standards when it comes to the exchange and administration of health data within the FieldWorker system. Improved support for billing with pre-authorization for agencies across New Jersey By becoming part of …

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Introduction to the aging IDD population

As children with IDD (down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities) age into adulthood, they face unique challenges navigating the healthcare system in the US. It’s a growing concern and the healthcare system is now taking notes to answer the question of “how to provide care for our aging IDD population”.

5 Ways Case Management Software Can Transform the Way You Work

Say goodbye to manual attendance tracking Case managers shouldn’t be worrying about manual tasks. Their focus is to improve their clients’ care while managing their cases efficiently. And if there are multiple case managers working on a single case, coordination amongst them needs to be effortless.  In fact, studies have shown that manual time entry …

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Signs Your Agency Needs Case Management Software

As we see healthcare moving towards a personalized approach, a solution that puts the care recipients at the center of everything becomes that much more critical. In fact, according to Silverline, “82% of patients say quality customer service is the most important factor they consider when choosing care.” Case management software is a missing piece …

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