Twogether Consulting Newsletter Library

April 18th, 2021 Newsletter Library Starting this month, we are going to post copies of our bi-monthly e-mail newsletters on this “Newsletter Library” page.  We use a “Mailchimp” platform Here is our most recent bi-monthly newsletter sent out to providers.  See Mailchimp link or  our pdf link below: https://mailchi.mp/a171401a8a67/tax-delay-causes-problems?e=4d5e0bebb7...

Medicaid Eligibility Training-HCS

E-Learning Portal Training From HHSC Direct link to main E-Learning portal page for Medicaid training below: https://learningportal.hhs.texas.gov/course/index.php?categoryid=42 Monitoring and Maintaining Medicaid Eligibility for HCS/TxHmL   This training will cover initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for participation in Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) programs. Financial Eligibility – Medicaid Medicaid or SSI...

Status of IDD-Related Bills

April 17th, 2021 Status of IDD-Related Bills That Are of Relevance To Certain IDD Providers  HB 149 (Reynolds & Shaheen) related to a study to evaluate state and local regulation of certain facilities and group homes:  The bill is anticipated to pass in the House today after which it will go to the Senate. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/pdf/HB00149H.pdf#navpanes=0 HB 326 (Howard) related to workplace violence prevention in certain facilities: ...

HCS Retainer Payments

April 17th, 2021 HCS Retainer Payments Status We have been informed that CMS has finally approved retainer payments for HCS.  Certain provider associations will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the draft Information Letter related to the payments.  HHSC is also developing rules related to this initiative, but those associations will not be able to provide feedback on them.   HHSC  will conduct a webinar on the HCS retainer...

HHSC E-Learning Portal Has Moved

The HHS Learning Portal has MOVED and has a new look! Please bookmark the new location or click here and save to “Favorites” The new web address for the HHS Learning Portal is: https://learningportal.hhs.texas.gov New Providers, Please Take These Trainings The e-learning portal. This is where Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation Training ( the ANE training) for you and your staff is. All staff at the facility should take this at least initially and maybe every 1-2 years...