Solutions for Agencies in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, providers are using Agency Workforce Management solutions to help oversee a wide range of tasks. MITC works with agencies providing community residences, ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), community integration, independent living support services, respite, habilitation, home-based and family-directed, supported living, adult training, vocational, and other services for individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs in Pennsylvania.
What’s Going On In Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 budget provides the highest levels of support to people with disabilities in years. The budget provides $26.2 million to enable individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism to move from the waiting list.
- On Friday, May 12, 2017, Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler infromed RCPA CEO Richard Edley that she has decided to adopt a single statewide area for Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) fee-schedule service rates.
- ISAC Proposal to Increase Community Integration (Feb. 6, 2017)465 facilities; Sheltered Workshops/Prevocations 8,811 people served, $87,854,356 total expenditures, $9,971 average paid amount per person. Adult Traning/Day Habilitation 11,708 people served, $194,180,668 total expenditures, $16,585 average paid amount per person. Total of 20,519 people served with total expenditures of $282,035,025.
- PA voted $400M new money for IDD with the first rate increase in 10 years plus new money for consumers on waiting lists.
Managed Care is scheduled to begin implementation in Pennsylvania in 2017 with roll out to many programs on January 1, 2018. The roll out will continue throughout 2018 to other programs.
Many agencies in Pennsylvania are already ahead of the curve, ready to meet the challenges of 2018 with effective agency time & attendance solutions already deployed or being deployed. But many more agencies are still using paper timesheets or ineffective general purpose systems whose gaps will be even more obvious under Community Integration. Some of the challenges that can arise due to Community Integration include:
- Electronic documentation will become more important
- Withstanding audits may be more challenging
- Accurate attendance records for clients as well as staff will also be more important
- Streamlined billing procedures will become required
Fortunately, Agency Workforce Management provides new low-cost ways to meet these new challenges.
Pennsylvania Billing Integration
Our software can integrate with PROMISe or any other billing system, providing automatic claims submission and electronic remittances.
MITC has been supporting agencies in Pennsylvania since 2007. Agency Workforce Management is proven to work for agencies associated with the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA), Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources (PAR), Pennyslvania Homecare Association (PHA), and Moving Agencies Toward Excellence (MAX). MITC is a Business Associate Member of PAR.