Please go to www.twogetherconsulting.com for more information and registration.

 

” HCS Provider Applicant Prep Session” to be announced in the near future, but most likely as of our last contact with HHSC reps., the orientation and applicant testing will not occur until Feb. of 2020, due to all the changes at HHSC..

“Appendix Q-Immediate Jeopardy Changes/Scope & Severity/Admin Penalties” 2-day ICF/IID session in Austin end of March 2020 in Austin, Tx

 

      “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

 

 

      “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

“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.

 

 

 

“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?

 

Please remember the following for Payments and Registrations for any classes:

Payment:

We would be glad to invoice you, so you can pay via credit card, debit card, or paypal account or you may pay by check.  Please indicate how you will paying when you register with Meghan Jones.

You may also pay online by going to our HCS  “About Us” tab and clicking on “payment” tab on the drop down menu.  Or you may click on the direct link to the “payment” page.  http://twogetherconsulting.com/payments/

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

Registration:

You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  to complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check, you may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104
Mailing address for checks: Twogether Consulting P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709