MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF IDAHO DISTRICTS PARTNER WITH EXCENT TO IMPROVE SPECIAL ED RESULTS AND INCREASE REVENUE REIMBURSEMENT - Tech Learning

MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF IDAHO DISTRICTS PARTNER WITH EXCENT TO IMPROVE SPECIAL ED RESULTS AND INCREASE REVENUE REIMBURSEMENT

Blaine County and Jerome School Districts are just the latest K-12 school districts in Idaho to implement the Enrich special needs software platform to reduce the burdens of paperwork and compliance, and save teachers time.
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Roswell, GA — Dec. 1, 2015 — Having easy access to accurate, timely data is essential to support the academic success of all students. Yet, with paper-based processes and outdated electronic systems, many districts struggle to gather information they need to address special education compliance requirements and the new rules of Results Driven Accountability (RDA), and to maximize Medicaid reimbursement revenue.

To administer a more efficient, compliant, results-driven special education program, more than 55 Idaho school districts have turned to Excent Corp.’s Enrich, the most effective special needs software platform available, providing unmatched compliance assurance and functionality, teacher ease of use, training and support. Among the most recent Idaho districts to partner with Excent are Jerome School District (JSD) #261 and Blaine County School District (BCSD) #61.

Jerome School District

Located just north of Twin Falls, JSD will launch Enrich IEP this fall. Enrich IEP provides a guided process for individualized education plan (IEP) case management, with embedded best practices and progress monitoring, to save time and ensure compliance.

“Our previous system didn’t integrate well with our student information system and it didn’t work with iPads. We also weren’t happy with how it translated IEPs into Spanish,” said Special Education Director Kindel Mason. “Enrich IEP will lighten teachers’ workloads. It will make it easier to meet compliance requirements, particularly for teachers who are newly certified. The system’s integration with PowerSchool will eliminate duplicate data entry, which should reduce errors and provide more accurate data for reporting. Teachers will be able to translate IEPs into Spanish with a couple clicks of the mouse. They can also use Enrich IEP with their iPads, which will give them more flexibility.”

Blaine County School District

BCSD, located on the southern edge of Sawtooth National Forest, will implement Enrich IEP and Excent Medicaid. Excent Medicaid’s billing tools and services help districts increase reimbursement revenue by automating and streamlining every aspect of the Medicaid management process.

“Before, we worked with another company for Medicaid billing. The process was completely paper-based, which made it very time-consuming. It was also difficult to keep track of things and get up-to-date information,” said Director of Student Services Debi Gutknecht. “The checks and balances in Enrich and Excent Medicaid will help us improve efficiency, save money and receive reimbursements in a more timely way.”

Statewide Solutions

In addition to its district-level solutions, Excent also provides Enrich State, the first and only special education data management system that provides real-time, statewide data collection and special education program management. It is a one-stop solution that allows state and district special education personnel to manage all IDEA and state-level compliance requirements, and to consolidate important performance data for improved educational results. Enrich State is used statewide in Colorado and South Carolina, among other states.

About Excent

Excent provides data solutions and training to empower educators and students in special and general education. For more information, visit http://excent.com or call 800-231-3144.

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