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National Information & Referral Services Day – 3 Challenges

National I&R Day: A day to be thankful…and to look ahead   In 2011 the U.S. Senate declared November 16th as “National Information and Referral Services Day,” to raise public awareness of this important service available to all people in the…

Written by: Deb Petty on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Housing & Community Services

Behavioral Health Data Security and HIPAA Compliance Essentials

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Read this week’s blog to ensure your behavioral health practice remains complaint, with guest blogger Ron Lanton, from True North Political Solutions.

Written by: John Wolf on Monday, October 2, 2017 Behavioral Health

North Carolina Behavioral Health HIE Mandate

Learn the latest data sharing requirements for North Carolina behavioral health providers!

Written by: David Jones on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Behavioral Health

Section 12006 of the CURES Act: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Protect your state against reduced FMAP with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Passed as a part of the Affordable Care Act was H.R.34, otherwise known as the 21st Century Cures Act. The intent of this legislation was to “help accelerate medical product…

Written by: John Wolf on Thursday, March 23, 2017

National Long-Term Care Awareness Month:
Developing Outreach Programs

As the oldest baby boomers begin to enter their 70s, their potential need for long-term care services draws nearer. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of people turning 65 can expect to use long-term care…

Written by: John Wolf on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Needle Exchange Program Could Lower HCV Transmissions and Increase Care for Drug Users

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By: David Jones Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus, or HCV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.5 million Americans have chronic HCV infection. (1). Today, the most…

Written by: David Jones on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Harmony Now Part of the Mediware Family

Harmony Information Systems has been acquired by Mediware Information Systems. Since 1980, Mediware has provided solutions to commercial healthcare providers and has since expanded to serve many state and federal agencies. Mediware’s software is perfect for high-growth, complex environments that…

Written by: John Wolf on Friday, June 13, 2014

ICD-10 Delayed

Last week, on April 1st, President Obama signed HR 4302, “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” into law.  This bill included a provision that will delay the implementation of ICD-10 until no earlier than October 1, 2015. This delay…

Written by: John Wolf on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Health Information Exchange Failures and Vendor Exaggerations

It’s hard to go for more than a few days without reading another story about problems with federal and state health care exchanges.  While the names of the vendors providing the exchanges vary from one state to the next, the…

Written by: John Wolf on Monday, April 7, 2014

Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish with Seniors and People with Disabilities in Your Community

The traditions of green clothing, green food, pinches and good luck shamrocks are some of the most well-known characteristics of St. Patrick’s Day.  But, St. Patrick’s Day is an important day for the Irish as it commemorates Saint Patrick and…

Written by: John Wolf on Monday, March 17, 2014