We want to inform you that Kansas is rolling out electronic time sheets for all Medicaid Waiver programs. We attended training in Topeka on Monday, November 28th ,that was conducted by First Data, the Kansas Department of Aging, and SRS. The new method of recording time worked, called KS Authenticare, will begin with the new year, in January 2012.
Instead of filling out paper time sheets, Helpers will call in to an interactive voice response system that will allow them to clock in and clock out, and indicate activities performed for the day. This should only take a minute or two for the Helper at the beginning and end of each shift. With this new system, there will be no need to send time sheets to us. However, it will still be important to track hours used to ensure they do not exceed the allotted hours on the Plan of Care.
Now that we have been to the training, we feel very comfortable with this new system. It has been used for several years in other states, and it has proven to be an effective way to record time worked. We are confident that in the long run this new system will be easier for everyone.
We will be mailing training materials and a quick reference guide to families and Helpers very soon. We will also post updated information on the news section of our website at www.Helpersinc.org. As always, we will be here to help you through this transition and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for choosing Helpers, Inc.!
Your Team at Helpers, Inc.