Scope and Severity Webinar Now Available

HHSC is currently offering a webinar to explain scope and severity for providers impacted by House Bill 2025, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The training is designed specifically for providers for whom scope and severity is new to the survey process.

Register for the Scope and Severity Training for ALF, DAHS, ICF/IID and PPECC Providers webinar to see available dates and times here.

Please continue to monitor the website for additional dates and times if you are unable to participate during the dates currently being offered. The webinar will be offered on a regular basis for the next few months.

Sept. sessions are full but October 2nd sessions and 2 more on Nov. 6th have opened up..  Register at:

Agency Workforce Management

I found a really nice resource for providers that some of you may or may not be aware of.  MITC Workforce Management Solutions has had some very insightful free webinars on not only their software options for mandated use of EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) systems but also what the switch to an EVV system means for providers (HCS/TxHmL in particular).  There is free state software available, but it may have quite a few gaps for providers and provide the “bare bones” of what your agency needs.  In some cases it may also lead to more complications with tracking time, location, etc.. and that can to loss of revenue, so I urge you to look at other options, even if you do have to spend some money upfront.  There is another free webinar that might be extremely informative on October 17th, 2019.  The presenter is a director out of Louisiana with 20 years of experience using EVV systems.  He will be discussing how agencies can survive the switchover to EVV.  Currently, my understanding is that it will have to be used for the following services (in-home day hab, in-home respite, and CFC.  There is talk of nursing services being added).  If you have concerns about how you are going to bridge payroll/hr services, they do provide payroll integration through Employee Data import along with imports of Time Cards, Payroll Check stubs and W-2’s.  They do work with ADP and many other companies.

For more information and to subscribe to receive alerts about these webinars presented by MITC Workforce Agency Solutions:

Changes to the MWH-IDD Website where TIC Training is Accessed

HHSC Long-term Care Regulatory has issued Provider Letter (PL) 19-08: Trauma-informed Care (TIC) Training to replace PL 16-15. The PL informs providers of changes to the Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities website where TIC training is accessed.

This PL is addressed to Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions providers. Read the details of this PL here.