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Feb
4
Tue
WEBINAR “Basics of ICF/IID Program -With Review of Important W-Tags” @ Webinar
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar:  “Basics of ICF/IID Program- With A Review of Important W-Tags”

Date: February 4th, 2020   

Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Presenter:  Julie Blacklock/IDD Waiver Consultant

For: Administrators, QIDP’s, House Managers, Nurses, Quality Assurance Staff

Cost:  $45/person

 

Topics:  

-General Information About the  ICF/IID Program

-Definitions

-History of ICF (Includes comparison to other services)

— SSLC’s vs ICF’s

–ICF’s vs Waiver Programs

Regulations Federal Tags  vs. State Admin Codes

Resources:  Surveyor’s Operational Manual (SOMA Guide) Appendix J, Q, and Z

-Basics For The QIDP and The Nurse

-Active Treatment Principles (For the Q and The Nurse)

-Conditions of Participation/Survey Process/IDR Process

– Important W-Tags in ICF (For Q’s & Nurses)

-Scope & Severity Concerning Penalties

Payment:

We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will paying when you register with Meghan Jones.

invoice: payment using credit card, debit card, or paypal account or payment by check.

Online Payment:  You may pay directly through your PayPal invoice, or you may pay on the website on the “payment” page.  Her is the direct link to the “payment” page.   http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/

If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates.

Remember to enter in in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.

Webinar Information:

FYI-You will receive webinar link and handouts once you have registered and made payment!  Be sure once you receive the webinar link that you click on it right away to register on gotowebinar, so you will receive reminders and follow up emails.

Registration:

To complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check you must contact:

Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 

You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104   

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Feb
17
Mon
Nursing Expectation In The HCS & TxHmL Program-Part I @ Harris County Center For MH/IDD Services
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      “Nursing Expectations In The HCS & TxHmL  Program-Part I”

 

 

Location: “Harris County Center For MH & IDD Services”    9401 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

  • Cost:   $150/person
  • Training Room to be named at a later date

02/17/19

Day 1:  9:30AM-4:00PM

Agenda/Topics:

-Scope of practice (RN vs. LVN)

-Responsibilities of the nurse for the HCS & TXHmL programs.

-Discussion of Survey & BON Expectations and Policies & Procedures you need to have in place now 

-Med Errors

-Delays In Service

-Documentation-When and What Does The Nurse Document For What Types of Situation

-Review of Billable Nursing Services 

-sample Nursing Notes

-When is the Nurse Screening Tool Utilized By The Provider in both HCS and TXHmL?

-Review of the Suggested CNA forms (Nursing Tool Box) from HHSC

-Review of the RN Nursing Assessment (Comprehensive Nursing Assessment/CNA) Nursing Care Plan (within the CNA) and Nursing IP with Justification for Nursing Services

-The Role of the Client’s Responsible Adult (CRA), and the Unlicensed Person (UP/staff),

-Host Home Provider and their role as CRA (some are not the CRA) and what are their basic obligations are as the CRA.  If they are not the CRA. how does their responsibility differ to the nurse?

-RN Delegations, Human Resource Code Ch. 161/SB1857, and HH Exemptions.

-You will also receive a variety of Sample Forms you may need to utilize for Nursing/Medical in your program

**Whether you are a brand new nurse, a seasoned HCS nurse, a Program Manager, etc… there is something for everyone who attends!

*All attendees will receive a manual with handouts, recommended forms, and resources. For: Nurses, Medical Appt. Scheduler’s, Program Administrators, Program Managers, QA, & other Medical Staff Applicable Programs: HCS & TXHmL

 

Payment:

We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will paying when you register with Meghan Jones.

invoice: payment using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account or payment by check.

Online Payment:  You may pay directly through your PayPal invoice, or you may pay on the website on the “payment” page.  Her is the direct link to the “payment” page.   http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/

If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates.

Remember to enter in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.

 

Registration:

To complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check you must contact:

Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 

You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104   

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Feb
18
Tue
Nursing Expectation In The HCS & TxHmL Program-Part II @ Harris County Center For MH/IDD Services
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

      “Nursing Expectations In The HCS & TxHmL  Program-Part II”

 

 

Location: “Harris County Center For MH & IDD Services”    9401 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

  • Cost:   $175/person
  • Training Room to be named at a later date

02/18/19

Day 2:  9:30AM-3:30PM  (Part II of Nursing Expectations)

Agenda/Topics:

-Review of the Suggested CNA forms (Nursing Tool Box) from HHSC

-Review of the RN Nursing Assessment (Comprehensive Nursing Assessment/CNA) Nursing Care Plan (within the CNA) and Nursing IP with Justification for Nursing Services

-The Role of the Client’s Responsible Adult (CRA), and the Unlicensed Person (UP/staff),

-Host Home Provider and their role as CRA (some are not the CRA) and what are their basic obligations are as the CRA.  If they are not the CRA. how does their responsibility differ to the nurse?

-RN Delegations, Human Resource Code Ch. 161/SB1857, and HH Exemptions.

-You will also receive a variety of Sample Forms you may need to utilize for Nursing/Medical in your program

**Whether you are a brand new nurse, a seasoned HCS nurse, a Program Manager, etc… there is something for everyone who attends!

*All attendees will receive a manual with handouts, recommended forms, and resources. For: Nurses, Medical Appt. Scheduler’s, Program Administrators, Program Managers, QA, & other Medical Staff Applicable Programs: HCS & TXHmL

 

Payment:

We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will paying when you register with Meghan Jones.

invoice: payment using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account or payment by check.

Online Payment:  You may pay directly through your PayPal invoice, or you may pay on the website on the “payment” page.  Her is the direct link to the “payment” page.   http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/

If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates.

Remember to enter in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.

 

Registration:

To complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check you must contact:

Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 

You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104   

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Feb
27
Thu
“Care Coordination In The HCS Program-Day 1” HOUSTON, TX (2-day session) @ Harris Center For MH & IDD Services
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

“Care Coordination In The HCS Program-Day 1”

Live Session 

Location:  Harris Center For MH & IDD Services  (Main Conference Room)

Date:  February 27th, 2020

Time:  9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Cost:  $150/person  (includes manual with handouts)

** We will have coffee, waters and some snacks available.  There are also drink and snack vending machines on site.

For:  HCS Care Coordinator/Case Manager,  Program Manager, Administrator, Quality Assurance Staff, Nurses and more

Description:  This class is designed for anyone who is first starting out in the HCS Waiver Program as a new provider and for those persons coordinating services (case management) for the individuals in the HCS Waiver Program. This class is also effective for Nursing staff who need to know how the program works overall as they are part of the coordination of services for the individuals in the program.  Lastly, this is also a great session for those providing oversight and quality assurance for the program.

The discussion will include:

-Roles & Responsibilities LIDDA Vs. Provider

-What Does the LIDDA (Local IDD Authority) do?

-Who is the SC (Service Coordinator) at the LIDDA and what is their role and responsibilities? 

-What are the HCS Provider’s role and responsibilities?

-When does the provider have to communicate with the SC? 

-What are the timelines for certain responsibilities and expected communications on both sides?

-Who does “what” during enrollments, transfers, temporary suspensions, and permanent discharges?  

-And much more

 

-Developing The IP Using Person-Centered Practices

A review of basic components of a PDP (Person Directed Plan) completed by the LIDDA service coordinator and how this fits in with the IP (Implementation Plan) completed by the HCS provider.

Review of IP components and how to use the PDP to develop the complete IP. Review of some sample IP’S for various services on the IPC   ( Individual Plan of Care).

Defining the terms: Action Plan, Desired Outcome, Objective, strategies, justifications.

 

You must contact  Meghan Jones to complete registration and for any additional information.  You may email her at:  meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104

You may request an invoice and pay via the Paypal invoice with credit card, debit card or Paypal. 

You may also make payment at the following payment link:  http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/  If you use the payment link, please indicate the name of the item you would like to purchase in the box when you make the payment via the payment link.  Ex: “Developing The IP Webinar” 

Contact Meghan if you require a special group rates!  

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Feb
28
Fri
“Care Coordination In The HCS Program-Day 2” HOUSTON, TX (2-day session) @ Harris Center For MH & IDD Services
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

“Care Coordination In The HCS Program-Day 2”

Live Session 

Location:  Harris Center For MH & IDD Services  (Main Conference Room)

Date:  February 28th, 2020

Time:  9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Cost:  $150/person  (includes manual with handouts)

** We will have coffee, waters and some snacks available.  There are also drink and snack vending machines on site.

For:  HCS Care Coordinator/Case Manager,  Program Manager, Administrator, Quality Assurance Staff, Nurses and more

Description:  This class is designed for anyone who is first starting out in the HCS Waiver Program as a new provider and for those persons coordinating services (case management) for the individuals in the HCS Waiver Program. This class is also effective for Nursing staff who need to know how the program works overall as they are part of the coordination of services for the individuals in the program.  Lastly, this is also a great session for those providing oversight and quality assurance for the program.

The discussion will include:

What Is a LON?

-A review of the definition of LON (Level of Need) in the HCS, TxHmL, and ICF/IID programs

Completing ICAP’s, and IDRC’s

-What is the ICAP (Inventory for Client & Agency Planning) and how is it utilized?

-When does the provider complete an ICAP and Why Do They Need To?

-What is the IDRC (Intellectual Disability/Related Condition) form

-When is the IDRC filled out and by who?  

-What does LON mean (Level of Need)?  (assistance needed, dollars required for that assistance level, etc…)

-How do I get a Level of Need increase?  Who applies for the Level of Need increase? 

-Utilization Review Department- what is their role?  (Monitoring units in CARE and Utilization of services, Approving Levels of Needs, etc…)

 

-Billable Services In The HCS Program

-Definition of all Billable Services on the IPC (Individual Plan of Care)

Hourly and Daily Unit services such as RSS/SL, HH/CC, CFC (PAS-HAB), DH, REH, PT, OT, SP, DI, BES, CRT, AU, SW, CDS, etc…

-Other Services (Units in dollars only):  Adaptive Aids, Minor Home Modifications, Dental, Pre-Minor Home Mod and OT Assessment, TAS

– Recent and some Upcoming Changes in the HCS Billing Guidelines

       -How do I document to capture the most billing?-How to prevent billing for non-billable services?

 

You must contact  Meghan Jones to complete registration and for any additional information.  You may email her at:  meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104

You may request an invoice and pay via the Paypal invoice with credit card, debit card or Paypal. 

You may also make payment at the following payment link:  http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/  If you use the payment link, please indicate the name of the item you would like to purchase in the box when you make the payment via the payment link.  Ex: “Developing The IP Webinar” 

Contact Meghan if you require a special group rate!  

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709