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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

Notifications Made Simple

Notifications Made Simple

April 23, 2020 9:00 am

During these trying times, it is important to be able to disseminate information to your employees quickly and efficiently, with minimal staff effort.  This was always the intent of DCI’s News Posts section to allow you a simple and secure way to communicate with all your employees at once. Any time, anywhere.  News posts are easy to set up, quick... View Article

2020 Technology Trends & How They Can Benefit Both Individuals & Their Caregivers

2020 Technology Trends & How They Can Benefit Both Individuals & Their Caregivers

April 9, 2020 9:00 am

As the demand for excellent healthcare continues to grow, technology will continue playing a central role in the lives of elderly people, those with developmental, physical, or intellectual disabilities, and especially their caregivers. Recently, AARP released a report that showed an increasing interest in technology for older adults and people with disabilities. This tech market is enormous, with hundreds of... View Article

The True Impact of the Direct Support Workforce Crisis

The True Impact of the Direct Support Workforce Crisis

March 23, 2020 9:00 am

Direct support professionals (DSPs) play a vital role within the direct care field. These professionals provide assistance and care to those individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities. One of the most important jobs of a DSP is understanding the importance of inclusion and integration. Having a well-trained, efficient DSP workforce is essential for direct care organizations that offer remote... View Article

Social Distancing Technology Survival Guide

Social Distancing Technology Survival Guide

March 20, 2020 11:28 am

The role of the caregiver is challenged when we cannot be there for our clients. Our clients count on us and when we can’t be there for them, it hurts. We understand the hurt.  We understand the struggle of adjusting to a world where you can’t meet with your clients in person. At DCI we are more than your technology... View Article

National Developmental Disabilities Month

March Is National Developmental Disabilities Month

March 9, 2020 9:00 am

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. A developmental or intellectual disability can be caused by accidents or arise before adulthood and impacts an adolescent’s physical, mental or behavioral development. Common developmental disabilities include ADHD, autism, vision impairment, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more. During the month of March, activists and community members will be working to spread... View Article

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