MEDsys Presents EVV at MHHA

MEDsys Software’s CEO, Ritch Adams presents Electronic Visit Verification at Michigan’s Home Care Annual Conference in Traverse City, MI.

EVV is a technology solution that automates the time and attendance process by verifying the exact time and location that the caregiver clocked in and out of a in-home visit. In December 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law mandating all Medicaid Provider Service Agencies must require Electronic Visit Verification by January 2019. That date has then been delayed to January 2020. States that do not implement a system for personal care services that accept government reimbursements by 2020 will face an escalating reduction in FMAP funding.
The presentation covers:
1. Michigans current EVV Status
2. How to comply with the 21st Century Cures Act
3. How to improve operational effectiveness using EVV
4. How EVV can improve patient care

Introducing Next Generation Mobile Visit Verification App

MEDsys Software Solutions releases its next generation Mobile Visit Verification (MVV) for the Home Care industry. MVV is an extension of the MEDsys VinCENT Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) which is utilized by home care agencies across all 50 states. Providing options such as Landline, Token, and access to mobile browser has allowed us to upgrade to an even more user-friendly, mobile app interface.
The MEDsys MVV App is free to download for any smart device, caregivers will be able to clock in with their credentials and start their visit right away. MVV functions Online and Offline Modes, for environments where internet service is not available. Offline mode allows caregivers to enter in tasks, clock in and out until Wi-Fi is available then will auto sync.  MEDsys is completely web-based and utilizes MVV to allow caregivers to verify visits and tasks, and document notes utilize interactive forms. Signatures can also be captured.
MEDsys is HIPAA Compliant and HITRUST certified, confirming all data is secure within the system. GPS will only be enabled during the duration of the visit (after the clock in and before the clock out) to confirm the caregiver is with the client. MVV offers a Message Center (Live Chat) with staff, where you can communicate in real-time and stay in compliance.
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MEDsys EVV Technology Choices

One of the most frequently asked question is what is the differences between the MEDsys EVV Technologies and which one or combinations is the right one for your agency. MEDsys offers three types of technologies for EVV such as Mobility (GPS), Landline, and Alternative Devices (Tokens). The decision of whether to utilize one or all three devices is what you think would work best for your agency.
Mobility –  Caregivers are able to clock in and out, view care plans and tasks through any smart device, this can also include a tablet. The system is web-based, and if needed there are also off-line functionalities. The caregiver can access the EVV log in through the web on the smart device, when the caregiver clocks in or out the time and location will be calculated and entered into the system immediately. You will also be able to track the radius and exact location using the GPS feature.
Landline – Caregivers will be able to use the clients landline home phone and dial in to the toll free phone number provided. The caregiver will be asked to enter in their Staff ID, at the time of clock-in and clock-out. MEDsys utilizes Automatic Number Identification (ANI) to verify the call is indeed coming from the client’s landline phone. The system will ask what tasks they have performed for the visit during clock-out and can also collect biometric readings if required. The data will enter the system immediately.
Alternative Devices – For instances when there is no mobile device or landline available but visits need to be confirmed, we offer a cost effective, alternative device called a Token. The MEDsys token is a small device that is secured within the patients home. When it is time for the caregiver to clock in, the device will generate a unique 6 digit code that corresponds to the exact day and time the button was pushed (the code will change every minute), the same process is used for clock-outs. Once the code appears, the caregiver may call it in or write it down to send to the office later so it can be manually entered into the system which will validate the exact times the visit occurred.

 

 

MEDsys’ 2018 Show and Conference Schedule

MEDsys Software will be exhibiting this year at the following shows and conferences,
TAHCH Winter Conference February 21st-22nd, San Antonio TX
PHA Annual Conference April 24th-26th, Pittsburgh PA
AAHC Conference Expo June 27th-28th, Scottsdale AZ
TAHCH Annual Meeting August 8th-9th, Frisco TX
HCBS Conference August 27th-30th, Baltimore MD
NAHC Annual Meeting and Expo October 15th-17th, Long Beach CA
PCA Annual Conference October 24th-26th, Orlando FL
More Information Coming Soon.

MEDsys Software Solutions Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

MEDsys Software Solutions, a leading provider of Home Care Agency Management and Electronic Visit Verification Software, today announced the MEDsys Home Care Management Solution has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s MEDsys Home Care Management Solution has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places MEDsys Software Solutions in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, MEDsys Software Solutions is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.

“State Medicaid Plans and Managed Care Organizations are under increased scrutiny to meet complex compliance requirements such as HIPAA and SOC2,” said Ritch Adams, Chief Executive Officer of MEDsys. “MEDsys is delighted to demonstrate our commitment to compliance and security by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification, the leading standard of the health care industry,” adds Ritch. “We embrace continuous improvement and understand HITRUST CSF Certification is part of the constant journey with meeting our customers’ compliance and security requirements.”

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HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Partnership with MEDsys Software

Solutions for Electronic Visit Verification Interface

Partnership ensures home health agencies meet EVV compliance protocols

Springfield, Mo. – February 3, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announced its partnership with MEDsys Software Solutions, a home care industry technology services leader, to enable home health agencies to easily satisfy Texas electronic visit verification (EVV) requirements.

The interface enables a real-time, bi-directional exchange of EVV information, including patient, staff, and scheduling data, between firstHOMECARE, HEALTHCAREfirst’s EHR system, and MEDsys Software Solutions. This alleviates administrative burdens, saves valuable time, and ensures regulatory compliance and accountability.

“We are excited to partner with HEALTHCAREfirst,” remarked Ritch Adams, CEO of MEDsys Software Solutions. “Our EVV interface will enable home health agencies to efficiently manage their processes while saving time and money, reducing errors, and ensuring regulatory compliance.”

EVV is a telephone and computer-based system that electronically verifies that service visits have occurred, including recording the precise time service begins and ends. The use of EVV is required for certain home and community-based services provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and certain Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to reduce the risk of fraudulent visit activity and to ensure patients receive the services for which the state is being billed.

“Regulatory compliance is a top priority for our customers,” said J. Kevin Porter, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are pleased to work with MEDsys to offer a robust EVV interface with firstHOMECARE that will enable field staff to manage state requirements with ease, removing any administrative burdens that stand in the way of providing excellent patient care.”

Attendees of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice Winter Legislative Conference, February 8-9, 2017, are encouraged to connect with HEALTHCAREfirst to learn more about this new EVV interface. For more information, please call 800-841-6095 or email connect@healthcarefirst.com.

About HEALTHCAREfirst

HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, revenue cycle management

services (billing, coding and chart audits), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

About MEDsys Software Solutions

Developed by industry experts with over 250 years combined home care experience, Medsys is the complete agency solution for in Home Care. MEDsys cloud based software solution with the latest technology offers convenient, real-time data exchange and has the state of the art Point of Care. Our software solution streamlines business operations, increases and measures the quality of care being delivered and in turn drives profitability. MEDsys’s VinCENT software solutions support Medicaid, Skilled and non-skilled Private Duty, Pediatrics and Adult Nursing. VinCENT Electronic Visit Verification is the leading time and attendance product supporting both the home care agency, Managed Care Organizations and State Programs. MEDsys is the only choice for Home Care Agencies, State and Managed Care Organizations, as we offer one software solution that can manage home care operations. We offer powerful tools to automate and manage workflow. Our unique heritage has empowered our software to be personalized for the unique needs of any home care agency. Our exceptional customer service team are experienced in working for Home Care agencies and software companies. Our World Class Support and Dedicated Account Management Team frees up your time as we become an extension of your agency.

Deaconess VNA Plus chooses MEDsys Software Solutions as Home Health Software Provider

Deaconess VNA Plus and MEDsys Software Solutions Execute long term Home Care Agreement

MEDsys Software Solutions, an industry leader in software solutions for the Home Care Industry, announced the execution of an agreement to provide Deaconess VNA Plus of Evansville, IN its VinCENT’s Private Duty Software. Additionally, Deaconess VNA Plus will use VinCENT’s Private Duty Software for its caregiver services and will utilize VinCENT’s billing module to bill government entities and private clients.

Deaconess VNA Plus offers a complete range of in-home care provided by experienced, expert clinical and caregiving staff. Deaconess VNA Plus Private Duty services provide assistance with everyday living tasks that can help keep people living safely and independently in their homes, provide respite for family caregivers, and prevent or delay moving to assisted living or a long-term care facility. Private Duty care can also offer an extra measure of support for those already in a facility.

Deaconess VNA Plus’s selection of MEDsys as its exclusive software solution for Private Duty was based on an extensive search to find the right product that could meet all of the Agency’s needs as well as being able to support its long traditions of service and strong community commitment. MEDsys’s VinCENT Private Duty Software is an industry leading, comprehensive business management solution that automates workflow, integrates critical health, HR, payroll and billing information into an intuitive, streamlined system.

Janice Utley, Director of Deaconess VNA Plus Private Duty Services, is looking forward to partnering with MEDsys Software Solutions. “We are very excited that we have found a state of the art software solution that will save time, integrates all client, employee and back office information and has customized reporting. VinCENT Scheduling is advanced—yet easy to use–and will provide my team with the tools necessary to deliver high quality patient care.”

According to Ritch Adams, CEO of MEDsys Software Solutions, MEDsys is thrilled to partner with Deaconess VNA Plus to help meet its clients’ unique needs. “We look forward to supporting the Deaconess VNA Plus mission to provide patients, families and caregivers with compassionate quality care and support.” Ritch adds, “The decision to implement an integrated Software Solution for its private duty services is a critical step in increasing the quality of care, improving efficiency and creating real time communication that ensures the standard of excellence that Deaconess VNA Plus is known for. Choosing the right company to partner with for this project is just as important as the decision to move ahead with this solution. The right vendor must have the most up to date technology to support the Agency’s specific business needs; have experience in providing similar services throughout the country; and have the ¬right resources needed to ensure ongoing success.”

About MEDsys Software Solutions

Developed by industry experts with over 250 years combined experience, Medsys is the complete agency solution for all business lines in Home Care. MEDsys cloud based software solution with the latest technology offers convenient, real-time data exchange and has the state of the art Point of Care. Our software solution streamlines business operations, increases and measures the quality of care being delivered and in turn drives profitability. MEDsys VinCENT software solutions support Medicare, Medicaid, Skilled and non-skilled Private Duty, Pediatrics and Adult Nursing. VinCENT Electronic Visit Verification is the leading time and attendance product supporting both the home care agency, Managed Care Organizations and State Programs. MEDsys is the only choice for Home Care Agencies as we offer one software solution that can manage all business lines. We offer powerful tools to automate and mange workflow. Our unique heritage has empowered our software to be personalized for the unique needs of any home care agency. Our exceptional customer service team are experienced in working for Home Care agencies and software companies. Our World Class Support and Dedicated Account Management Team frees up your time as we become an extension of your agency.

About Deaconess VNA Plus

The community roots for both Deaconess and VNA Plus run deep. Since its founding in 1892, Deaconess has grown into an award-winning, multi-facility health system providing compassionate, high-quality health care to the entire region. Serving the communities of southern Indiana, southeastern Illinois and western Kentucky, Deaconess Health System includes six hospitals, over 20 primary care locations and several specialty facilities.

Established in 1888, VNA Plus was created by a small group of women who recognized a need to visit the sick in their homes; the group hired Lydia Metz, Indiana’s first visiting nurse, in 1902. As one of the nation’s oldest Visiting Nurse Associations, VNA Plus has expanded to serve 21 counties in southern Indiana, western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois through four offices located in Evansville, Princeton and Tell City, Indiana; and Eldorado, Illinois.

Partnering the two organizations enables Deaconess VNA Plus to successfully meet current and future health care challenges with personalized services that are cost effective, promote faster recovery and better quality of life, reduce repeated hospitalizations, keep families together and prevent or postpone the need for a long-term care facility.