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EVV Vendor Selection: 3 Considerations for Providers

EVV Vendor Selection: 3 Considerations for Providers

September 22, 2020 9:00 am

Starting in January of 2021, Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will become a federal mandate for home-based health agencies. In the meantime, these agencies will be looking for EVV vendors such as Direct Care Innovations. States offer two kinds of EVV models: open and closed. In closed states, the state already has an EVV solution that the providers must use, eliminating... View Article

Shangri-La COVID Care Packages From DCI

Giving Back With DCI: Shangri-La COVID Care Packages

September 9, 2020 9:00 am

As the pandemic continues onward, the team at Direct Care Innovations (DCI) has been looking for ways to give back to agencies that have been affected by COVID-19. DCI recently decided to give away care packages to the residents of Shangri-La, as a way to give back to their community and spread joy during unsettling times. Who Is Shangri-La? Shangri-La... View Article

Contactless EVV

Staying Safe with Contactless EVV

August 28, 2020 11:08 am

The pandemic and moving forward is presenting new and unimaged challenges to Medicaid agencies around the country.  One of those challenges is how to ensure you are ready for Electronic Visit Verification in January while ensuring you mitigate the risk to your staff and those you serve.  Most EVV options require you to share a device with the individual you... View Article

How to Recognize Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Symptoms in Direct Care Givers

How to Recognize Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Symptoms in Caregivers

August 9, 2020 9:00 am

Although providing care can be emotionally and financially rewarding, it can be tremendously difficult to prioritize taking care of yourself at home when you’re constantly focused on another person at work. That is why it’s so important to watch for signs of caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. Direct Care Innovations has the tools your agency needs to take better care... View Article

Audit Proof Your Business Using DCI’s Business Management Platform

Audit Proof Your Business Using DCI’s Business Management Platform

July 22, 2020 9:00 am

When it comes to managing a company, keeping track of its financial records is a must. While performing self-audits isn’t always the most fun, it is a necessary part of the job. Good managers and business owners should be able to efficiently keep track of internal financial statements. This is done in order to keep the company audit-proof and ready... View Article

New Rules of EVV & How They Foster Efficiency & Value-Based Partnerships

July 7, 2020 7:00 am

New technologies are rapidly changing the business landscape, especially within the healthcare industry. Electronic visit verification, also known as EVV, is one of the more convenient innovations as of late. Starting January of 2021, new technology requirements will make it so that home-based providers must use electronic visit verification systems for the people they care for. These rules will transform... View Article

Murphy’s Law: 3 Things to Know About New Jersey’s Additional Initiative to Support Individuals With Disabilities During COVID-19

Murphy Administration Takes Action To Support Individuals with Disabilities During The Pandemic

June 22, 2020 9:00 am

On April 29, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of a new $24 million initiative. This initiative provides additional resources for direct support professionals working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative comes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis that has already inspired a number of changes within the state’s... View Article

Authorization Management - DCI

Authorization Challenges Related to COVID-19

June 9, 2020 9:00 am

By: Brian Perry For many provider agencies, during normal times managing authorizations can be tough. While new and additional authorizations for service are a welcome response to the pandemic and ensure that people will be healthy and safe, it can add undue administrative strain if your business management platform doesn’t provide the flexibility you need.  This can add even more... View Article

How People with Intellectual Disabilities are Experiencing the Pandemic

May 22, 2020 9:00 am

As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, people with disabilities in the United States face daily struggles to cope with adjusting to a new lifestyle. The effects of the virus are drastic, and can even be catastrophic. While the virus may not necessarily be deadly to all people with disabilities, it has initiated new problems. Even so, the spread of the virus... View Article

Business Management Platform to Manage Remote Employees

The Increasing Importance of a Business Management Platform to Manage Remote Employees

May 9, 2020 9:00 am

By Brian Perry Everything surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is demanding more staff to move into temporary remote positions that have never worked remotely or that require supervision.  An agency has to quickly define policies and procedures for dealing with this need. This is stressful and can be financially detrimental to any agency that is not prepared. Many of the business... View Article

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