AutoGov Launches New Medicaid Eligibility Tool for Public Use

Gregg Phillips

Buoyed by more than a decade of success building eligibility tools for government and private sector, AutoGov's newest version of CaseVue improves access to Medicaid and other services.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2010

AutoGov CEO, Rose Hayden, is announcing a new release of her company’s flagship risk management tool, CaseVue. This version introduces public channel access to the same tools used by government agencies to assess eligibility for government programs including Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP (Food Stamps).

Hayden says CaseVue will now be available to individuals through commonly accessible technologies -- telephone, internet, smartphones or a public kiosk -- ensuring that time spent by applicants waiting in a government office is kept to a minimum.

About the enhancement to CaseVue Hayden said, “Our research indicates that many more eligible people would sign up for Medicaid and other government programs if they had an idea in advance about what information is required and if they might be eligible. Applying for services is easier when an easy to use wizard gathers your information, assesses the overall strength of the applicant and provides the person with a clear, easy to follow list of required documents.”

CaseVue is part of a comprehensive platform used by government agencies, healthcare providers – and now the general public - to provide critical decision support information. CaseVue provides users with fast, accurate information to support their decisions ultimately improving both the timeliness and quality of eligibility decisions. And best of all, reducing the time applicants spend accessing benefits.

AutoGov’s 15 years of delivering consistent quality services to its government and corporate clients is borne of the knowledge and experience of its leadership team. All of AutoGov’s principals have served at the highest levels in government and as executives in the private sector. The AutoGov team, their advice, and solutions reflect decades of practical knowledge and experience. The company’s firm belief is that solutions for its clients must be affordable, practical, and harness technology to support day to day operations without major disruption or expense.

For more information contact the company at 512-439-2900 or at autogov.com.




CAHSAH and AutoGov Partner to Offer Online Training

Gregg Phillips

CAHSAH and AutoGov, Inc. creates e-learning opportunities.

California, August, 2010 On July 1st, job seekers will have access to cost-effective training allowing entry into the exciting world of home care.  The California Association of Health Care Services at Home (CAHSAH) now offers on-line training available 24/7 to home care workers.

The Department of Labor, Bureau of Job Statistics rates this profession among the fastest growing in the U.S.  California requires 75 hours of training, which is now available for as little as $80 for each enrollee. 

“Workforce development in the home care industry is critical to keeping people in their homes rather than in sterile, expensive settings,” says Joe Hafkenschiel, CAHSAH President.  “Our training offers people an affordable career opportunity in a critical sector of the home care industry.”

Using the California Uniform Standards for Home Care Aide Paraprofessionals (CUSHCAP) model approved by the CAHSAH Board, CAHSAH is offering two different levels of online training for the non-medical home care workers.  These non-medical home care services are defined as assistance with the activities of daily living which require no medical intervention and are non-invasive.  These activities include but are not limited to, companionship, baby-sitting or environmental type services which provide care, understanding, protections, supervision and assistance with feeding, dressing or bathing for a child or adult who by reason of advanced age, physical disability or mental deficiency, needs supervision.

The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is the leading statewide home care association in the nation and the voice of home care for the western United States.  CAHSAH represents more than 556 members and 850 offices that are direct providers of health and supportive services and products in the home.  Their provider members represent Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home health agencies, hospices, private duty organizations, home medical equipment providers, home infusion pharmacy providers and interdisciplinary professional services.  The affiliate members include computer companies, consulting firms, insurance providers, and suppliers.

AutoGov, Inc. is an Austin, Texas based provider of health and human services training and consulting.  Decades of experience inform AutoGov’s training solutions, offering practical customized solutions to its public and private sector clients.  Their e-learning solutions have trained more than 100,000 people since 1995.  Please visit our learning site www.autogovlearning.com

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For more information please contact AutoGov at inquiries@autogov.com or CAHSAH at 916.641.5795




Heals Over Head in Haiti

Gregg Phillips

A colleague of ours, Jessica Covell, recently returned to Haiti working with a team from the University of Miami to install self-composting toilets in this island nation struggling to recover from January’s earthquake.  I travelled to pre-earthquake Haiti with Jessica working on a grassroots food production and distribution project.  In addition, she was instrumental in our effort to ship a digital x-ray machine to Port-au-Prince following the earthquake.  She is an amazing woman and a great writer. 


Jessica’s Story: Back in Port-au-Prince, which in many ways in unchanged since I last was here. It is still starling to see buildings that have literally just pancaked. There is one, on the way to the compost site, that looks almost perfect-it’s just missing the second floor. There is another building off a main drag that was 4 stories and now is about 15 feet high. Some places did not fall quite as neatly and are twisted in ways that seem to be a feat of engineering. They also look like a good breeze would blow them down. Actually one did blow down during a recent windy day. There are still countless people in the city whose homes have been deemed safe who sleep outside.

On my first day here I went to a camp that I had not been to before. It was one that has not received many services. There are not many real tents, mostly tarps and blankets. Blankets are not super effective against the rain. There were somewhere around 6,000 people in this camp and it has 20 toilets. SOIL, the organization I am staying with had just added 6 more. Every time they install new toilets they have a party to educate the population on how to use them. They are “dry toilets” so people have to add dry organic material after using them-typically sugar cane fiber, the leftovers from making rum. The camp committee (people who live in the camp who are in leadership roles) are given funds to plan the event. They can do what they want. This group decides to build a stage that sat about 4 feet off the ground, they had a DJ, skits, and dancing. (there is generally not power in camps-they used a generator) This was the first camp that I have been to that the kids found the color of my skin really interesting. I had my finger nails and palms inspected more times than I can count. It was very sweet.

So typically at these events I get treated like a guest and as such get prime seating. In this case, on the stage. As I climbed the rickety ladder I told myself, this stage is going down. There were at least 25 people on it, plus all the dj equipment. Loud music plus people dancing on a stage built that day… So much like the fish sandwich I choked down at another event I focused on my thankfulness for the hospitality and not the way it was expressed. I decided I needed to relax my body, because if the stage fell and I was tense I would be more likely to get hurt. So I had a shot of warm rum and enjoyed the party. Lots of laughing and dancing. Nick, the SOIL community educator speaks flawless Creole and had the kids dancing. He is amazing. It started to rain and about thirty minutes in a really loud cracking noise and I find myself laying on my back. The stage tipped backwards. No one was hurt beyond a little banged up. I walked away with a fist size bruise on my thigh and a slightly sore thumb. People were wonderful and very concerned that I was ok. It was quite a way to start my visit. Last time my first day started with me testing the idea that sun and antibiotics don’t mix-I can confirm they don’t.

Last trip there was more chicken and less sleep. Lots of good things going on in terms of the organizations I am close to-progress for sure. I think one of the most surprising things in the overall lack of violence. Yes there are cases, very brutal ones. They are almost always Haitian against Haitian. But even in the worst camps and areas things are relatively peaceful. I think for many, living in a camp is not a real step down. People here were brutally poor pre-quake and have strategies and know how that the rest of us could not even begin to imagine. For many, access to services that the quake has brought has been greater than they have ever had in their life. The middle class here had a much harder time in the camps. The poor know how to be poor. If I suddenly lost everything and I was in the states basics would not be an issue-water, bathrooms, even food- all can be readily found. How you do that here I cannot even begin to imagine. At the end of the day being here a is a great reminder of one simple thing, It is not okay that people live like this. Everyone should have the basics.

With love from Port-au-Prince





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