EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) Updates

January 10th, 2021 EVV Notification Requirement for HCS/TxHmL Program Providers  HHSC has published IL 2021-01 Electronic Visit Verification Notification Requirement (PDF). The letter informs HCS and TxHmL program providers they are now required to use the EVV system for CFC PAS/HAB, in-home respite, and day habilitation provided in the home of an individual who has a residential location of “own/family home.” Texas Government Code, §531.024172(c), requires that...

HCS Administrative Penalties, Survey, Billing Guideline’s Update, and Provider User Guide for CARE

January 10th, 2021 Jan. 5 Recording Webinar Available – HCS and TxHmL Changes to Survey Process and “Hold Harmless Period” Overview A recording of the Jan. 5, 2021, HCS and TxHmL Changes to Survey Process and Hold Harmless Period Overview webinar is available for those unable to attend. Listen to the webinar recording here. Jan. 7 Recording of HCS and TxHmL Administrative Penalties and Amelioration Available A recording of the Jan. 7, 2021 HCS...

Joint Training From HHSC For Providers

Joint Training From HHSC For Providers (Online with CEU’s/CNE’s) For registration for any of these dates and more information, please go to:   https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/providers/training/jointtraining.cfm January 2021 Nursing Facility Infection Control (course description) Thursday, January 14th, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Webinar (50 MAX)   Culture Change:  Improving Quality of Life in Long Term Care (course description) Tuesday, January...

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources   Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program: Contact Information for COVID-19 Vaccines Long-term care providers with questions about CVS or Walgreens COVID-19 vaccinations administered through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership program should contact the following: CVS: 833-968-1756 Email COVID Vaccine Clinics LTCV. Walgreens: Email Immunize ILTC.   COVID 19 CMS/CHIPS meeting notices and information will continue to be shared on these sites...

HCS Certification Principals Training Webinars & Recordings

January 2021 HCS Provider Certification Principle Webinars The following webinars are a repeat of last year’s HCS and TxHmL Certification Principles series. Each webinar will cover a certification principle or principles outlined in TAC Title 40 Chapter 9 and will include examples of program provider violations. Certification Principle 9.172: Mission, Development and Philosophy of Program Operations/Top Ten Deficiencies for HCS and TxHmL This webinar is part of...