Life Cycle of a Provider

Please keep in mind this was one of many drafts I did for the process but it serves well to show the level of detail I put into my writing. It is now an old procedure and has no HIPPA violations as Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse House and Acme are NOT real but were used frequently as test records in the database system. Please also note that DS3 is no longer used by the State of Alaska as well. Yes, it is very long (80… Continue reading

Archiving Categories

At the start of my time with the State of Alaska I was a Administrative Clerk. As a clerk I was placed in charge of archiving old files to make space for current files. This was a monumental task that had not been tackled in several years so there were 20+ boxes to start with. Based on the Archive Guidelines I developed a simplified chart to help me sort the files. In the process of doing this it became known that no matter how many… Continue reading

Copiers & Technical Issues

The repair techs as they came to know me and the copiers I watch over were gracious enough to give me lessons in reading codes and handling a variety of basic issues. They also helped me understand which codes were necessary to call repair for and which I could fix. This has resulted in several thousand dollars in cost savings for the State of Alaska. The latest copier is under a warranty lease and repair calls are no longer expensive however there are still some… Continue reading

Process Improvements

In 2011 my employer lost a legal case based on a simple reason: the documents were not date stamped. I remembered a couple years before dropping off paperwork and the office had a machine that my packet had gone on to, zipped through and out of curiosity I asked the clerk what the machine was. It was a date stamper, so I suggested we procure the same type of machine. Since it was my idea management agreed happily and asked me to do the research… Continue reading

My “Official Job”

During the process of reclassification I was asked to rewrite my job description. This is what was accepted resulting in my reclassification to Senior Services Technician. Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of support and technical functions in the administration of the Provider Certification & Compliance Unit for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Assistance program. This position provides support and assistance to program managers and is responsible for program specific work of a senior service oriented agency, develops… Continue reading