High Risk/Risk Factors
MN WIC Program
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Complete Health Information before Assigning Risk Factors
This is just a reminder that risk factors are based on both WIC Type and Breastfeeding Amount. In order to assign risk factors, the Health Information should be completed first. Otherwise, there won’t be any risk factors assigned by the system or available to assign in the Assign Risk Factors screen.
June 2016 HuBERT Hints #2
How Risk Factors Display in the Risk Factors Tab when Assigned from the Nutrition Assessment Tab
Risk factors, when assigned while in the Nutrition Assessment Tab (NAT) during a certification, display under the dates of that certification on the Risk Factors tab.
If another NAT is completed during the certification period, either via the Participant Folder or the Mid-certification Assessment, HuBERT does not go back and retrieve the risk factors assigned when the previous NAT was completed; it creates a new record of risk factors associated with the new NAT.
In the Risk Factors tab, if a pseudo-cert is created upon completion of a new NAT, only those risk factors assigned during the new NAT will display under the dates associated with the pseudo-cert while the risk factors assigned during the initial NAT will continue to display under the dates of the certification.
December 2014 HuBERT Hints #1
Pseudo-Certs and Risk Factors Assigned during Nutrition Assessment
Changes made to information in the Participant Folder cause the system to reassess risk factor assignment, such as when you add new height/weight measurements. When changes to risk factors occur, a pseudo-cert is created. Remember, a pseudo-cert is simply a modification to how the certification period displays in the Risk Factors tab in HuBERT.
If risk factors were initially assigned during Certification Guided Script (CGS) in the Nutrition Assessment screen (as indicated below with the blue “V”), they display under the initial certification period.
If a pseudo-cert is created, and a more recent Nutrition Assessment has been performed, as you may see occurring more often with mid-certifications, the system will review the most recent Nutrition Assessment for risk factors. If no risk factors were assigned during the most recent Nutrition Assessment, the system will not carry any risk factors forward into the pseudo-cert (as shown below). NOTE: CPAs are only required to assign all applicable risk factors during actual certifications; not mid-certs.
Although it may appear that the risk factors have been removed, always keep in mind that pseudo-certs are simply a change to the way the certification period is displayed, and that the risk factors assigned during the initial certification continue to be associated with that certification.
April 2013 HuBERT Hints #2
Risk Factor 903 (Foster Care) – Change to CPA-Assign Only
Risk Factor 903 (Foster Care) is being changed from both System-Assign and CPA-Assign to just CPA-Assign.
Currently, the system is set to system-assign this risk factor based on whether the Living with Foster Parent(s) checkbox is selected in the Demographics screen. However, Risk Factor 903 (Foster Care) should only be assigned if a participant has entered the foster care system during the previous six months or has moved from one foster care home to another during the previous six months. Since HuBERT cannot assess this criteria based on the checkbox, and the CPA cannot over-ride it when it is system-assigned, the risk factor will no longer be system-assigned.
This is accurately reflected in MOM, Exhibit 5-T, which indicates that this risk factor is not assigned by HuBERT.
NOTE! You should continue to select the checkbox to indicate a participant is in foster care but only assign Risk Factor 903 as appropriate based on the criteria.
November 2012 HuBERT Hints #3
Upcoming High Risk Appointments Report – Requires Appointment Type(s) with Short Description IND PICKUP
Description: The Upcoming High Risk Appointments Report is a recertified report available in the Clinic module of the Reports Environment. Some agencies have indicated that whenever they print the report, it doesn’t display any records. This is due to the criteria the report uses to pull records. The report will only pull appointments that have Appointment Types with a short description of IND PICKUP. If none of your Appointment Types have this Short Description, no records will display on the report.
What You Should Do: If you want to use this report, you will need to change the Short Description of appropriate Appointment Types to: IND PICKUP. (The Short Description does not have to be unique for each Appointment Type; it can be the same for multiple different Appointment Types.)NOTE: You cannot modify the Short Description for the System-Defined Appointment Types (High Risk Follow-Up, Mid Certification, Initial Certification and Subsequent Certification).
April 2012 HuBERT Hints #3