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October 5, 2021 Beyond EVV: Implementing a fully integrated electronic documentation system as a part of the CMS EVV mandate

EVV data alone, date, time and place, does not provide complete documentation for services provided and describe how an individual’s needs are being addressed. Additional service notes, goal tracking and narrative notes are still needed for auditing and goal acquisition purposes. To truly record the quality of services sufficient service notes, case notes, progress notes, daily logs, and other record keeping protocols are needed in order to provide a much broader description of an individual’s progress.

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Jeff Mau, Therap Services
September 30, 2021 In Memoriam: Tim Sullivan

By Jerri McCandless

It’s with heavy hearts that we share the news that Tim Sullivan, long-time ANCOR member, recently passed away. Until his retirement in 2015, Tim worked for over 30 years as the New Hampshire State Director for Aspire Living & Learning (formerly known as The Institute of Professional Practice, or IPPI).

September 30, 2021 The Quest for the GoodLife, Episode 7: iLink's Enterprise Solution

By Megan Todd, GoodLife Innovations, Inc.

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Megan Todd, GoodLife Innovations, Inc.
September 30, 2021 How to Utilize Data to Address Employee Retention Challenges

By Sammy Keating, Sandata

The intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) industry has suffered from some of the highest employee turnover challenges of the past decade. While the industry reports growth over the past five years, it has also struggled with caregiver turnover rates near 70% in some regions of the country. Hourly workers can comprise up to 90% of an I/DD workforce.

The good news is that many of these employees feel called to care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—it’s not just a job to them.

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Sammy Keating, Sandata
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Luke Franzelas, MediSked
September 30, 2021 It May Be Getting Cooler Outside, But ANCOR’s Government Relations Team is On Fire!

Here in Washington, we’re finally enjoying some relief from the heat and humidity of the summer. But as the crisp autumn air moves in, things are heating up on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, your Government Relations team has been on fire, working on a number of fronts to stabilize our direct support workforce. This article shares some highlights about what the GR team has been up to these days.

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Elise Aguilar & Sean Luechtefeld
September 23, 2021 ANCOR Publishes New White Paper Exploring Potential of Alternative Payment Models to Catalyze Systems Transformation

The shift away from fee-for-service models and towards alternatives that pay for the delivery of value is the subject of ANCOR’s newest publication. We’re thrilled to share the results of nearly two years of work in our new white paper, Improving Lives & Ensuring Sustainability: Implementing Alternative Payment Models in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Service Delivery.

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August 31, 2021 Comings & Goings: August 2021

An update on the comings and goings of ANCOR members and friends.

August 31, 2021 Help Us Celebrate and Advocate for DSPs!

To celebrate the DSP workforce, we launched an initiative to bring together stories of DSPs doing amazing work. We will be building a digital kudos board that we will share with the community during DSP Recognition Week.

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Elliot Massuda, Foothold Technology