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Therap Adds New Florida APD Employment Stability Plan for Supported Employment Providers

Posted on: 31 Jan 18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual and Developmental Disability providers in Florida utilizing Therap to document supported employment services now have an additional form available to track stability plans with the recent release of the Employment Stability Plan (ESP).  The new form adheres to guidelines set forth in the Agency for Persons with Disabilities' Developmental Disability Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook, assuring providers meet the required documentation to pass Delmarva audits, AHCA and APD surveys, and have detailed reporting functionality to quickly review objectives and confirm assurances are delivered, whether for an individual service recipient or across their entire employment services department.  

The new ESP form tracks features including Legal Representative for APD services, personal employment goals, objectives and training needed, Stability and Fading Plans and strategies allotted by year, important milestone dates, and all affiliated dates for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Supported Employment (SE), and approval/denial rationale.  Providers may document performance reviews and career advancement, ensuring informed choice, and note employment opportunities, job contacts, hours, benefits, job and second job details along with accommodations as they build a complete employment record.  Data and monitoring sections allow for quarterly reviews, contact hours and ongoing job documentation.  Sections for transportation and natural supports allow for ancillary supportive data, while SE and VR supports are added with detailed waiver documentation, vendor information, coaching credentials and description of services offered.  Job development is structured according to fading progression with follow-along to track employment stability.  All agency supports, including vocational rehab, employment liaison (EL), and work support coordination (WSC) are tracked in one place along with representative payee information, including Social Security Association (SSA) benefits and incentives.

The Employment Stability Plan form joins a growing suite of employment features Therap provides Florida APD service providers, including the Employment/Volunteering History (with job bank) and Individual Service Data (ISP Data) collection and template library with integrated electronic billing to Florida Medicaid or third party claims, Florida I-Budget, and the Individual Service Plan for implementation/goal planning.  

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 31/01/2018

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