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Jun
28
Fri
Emergency Plans- Tips For Preparation & Implementation-2024 @ Webinar
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Webinar

“Emergency Plans- Tips For Preparation & Implementation-2024”

(For HCS/TxHmL/ICF/ISS)

Date: June 28th, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30PM

Cost: $35/person

For:  Program Managers, Administrators, QIDP’s, Case Managers/Care Coordinators, Residential Managers, Nursing Staff, and Quality Assurance Staff

Presenter:  Julie Blacklock  Co-Presenter:  Marcus Denman

You will receive a confirmation email and handout as well as a link to register with “Gotowebinar” to attend the session, once we receive payment.  Please click on your registration link right away to receive reminders for the session!

Hurricane, Tornado & Flood Season is already upon us and surveyors are in full swing!  Providers will be expected to have their Emergency Evacuation & Preparedness Plans and/or Policies in place and they must be updated to reflect the current TAC changes.  With Administrative Penalties in place in many of these IDD programs, please be sure to update your policies and procedures and train appropriate staff on these changes at your facility, or these violations could be costly. This will help the provider avoid major health and safety violations and ICF tags that could result in a violation considered to be an “Immediate Threat” or “Immediate Jeopardy”.  Some of the discussion today is based on new recommendations from the state of Texas as well as the CDC and other resources. Currently, the ISS Program does not impose administrative penalties, but I believe they will be enforced as of September of 2024, unless otherwise notified by HHSC. 

Don’t forget, if you need help with your Emergency Preparedness Plans we would be glad to help.  You can contact us at:  info@twogetherconsulting.com

Topics:

-Assessing Individual’s Special Needs

-Updating Individualized Emergency Evacuation Plans (IEEP’s)

Changes Resulting From New TAC Codes

Facility ER Coordination Location

Phases of Emergency Preparedness

8 Core Functions of ER Plan

Hazard Valuation/Risk Assessment Requirement

Designated Emergency Preparedness Coordinator & Back-Up

Fire & Emergency Drill Requirements

-Considerations: Transportation, Communication, Medications/Pharmacy, Important Documents, Contacts,  Go-bag

Blackboard Communications Registration

-Have we checked to see if our Relocation site is still available, Is the Contract still good?

Back-Up Plans-Pharmacy, Relocation sites, etc…

— Options For Staff  & Client Training

Evacuation–PPE Considerations, Supplies Needed- What to Take? Do We Have Enough?

Shelter In Place-Considerations

-Contacts & Resources


Payment:
We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will pay when you register with Meghan Jones.
Option #1:
Requested invoice: We will send you an invoice from Paypal and then you can make a payment directly through the invoice-  using a credit card, debit card, Paypal account, or payment by check.
Option #2:
Online Payment:  You may also choose one of our easy online payment options.  Click on the button of your choice below: 
“Sell On Social Media”
Or if you have a PayPal account you can click on: “PayPal.me”
Option #3:
You may pay on the Twogether Consulting website.  Here is the direct link to the “Payment” page  
If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through it, when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates. Remember for this option, you will need to enter in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.
Option #4:  NEW!

We now take Zelle payments through our Twogether Consulting Zelle account:  Please contact Meghan Jones at meghanjones.tx@gmail.com for directions to make payment.


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

Jul
9
Tue
Free Resource Webinar Hosted By Twogether Consulting: Presented By Pegue-Dennis CPA PC: “Beyond The Basic Certified Public Accounting Firm” @ Free Webinar
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by:  LaShonda Dennis with Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC   

Located in Dallas, Texas, but available to assist providers statewide!

 

LaShonda Dennis, one of the partners of Pegue-Dennis as well as CPA, has numerous years of experience working with IDD waiver programs and ICF programs in the state of Texas. Twogether Consulting is happy to have LaShonda Dennis, CPA and part owner of Dennis-Pegue CPA PC, with us today to discuss her firm’s services that can most benefit providers of IDD services. She assists providers with not only general accounting needs but is an expert in cost reports for these specific Medicaid programs and often helps many of the new providers in the field with setting up their business entity and accounting needs for their new businesses. We are honored to have her as our free resource presenter for the month of July.


Free Webinar Series Hosted By: Twogether Consulting

Presented By Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC:  “Beyond The Basic Certified Public Accounting Firm”

FREE!

Pre-Registration is required, click on the “Registration” button below to attend this free webinar and complete pre-survey questions!!

REGISTRATION

About Our Presenter…..

La Shonda M. Dennis, CPA

La Shonda M. Dennis, CPA is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC a DFW-based boutique certified public accounting firm whose passion is the success and prosperity of our clients.  La Shonda brings 28 years in diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience to her role as a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves as a Fractional CFO for service organizations in need of executive financial leadership on an interim or contracted long-term basis. For small to medium-sized businesses, La Shonda has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services, including individual, corporate, partnership, and exempt organization income tax returns, tax planning, IRS representation, startup business consulting, personal finance coaching, TX Medicaid/Medicare cost report preparation & advisory, TMHP Analytics Reporting as well as overall client advisory services.

Prior to launching Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC in 2013, La Shonda held positions with local and national organizations such as Dean Foods, Luminant Power (formerly TXU) and Mohawk Flooring.

 

Education, Professional Memberships & CPA Licenses

 La Shonda is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & National Society of Black CPAs.  She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Arkansas.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting degree from The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.  La Shonda advocates for small and minority-owned businesses and donates fractional CFO services to local non-profit organizations.

REGISTRATION

or Visit our website: www.twogetherconsulting.com and click on the Free Webinar calendar

 


Presenter:  LaShonda Dennis, CPA (Partner)

Click to Schedule:  Quick Chat with LaShonda

Virtual:  Client Meeting(s)       In Person:  Client Meeting(s)       Virtual: Prospective Client Meeting(s)

 

L.M. Dennis, CPA 

Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC

“A Certified Public Accounting Firm” 

1320 Prudential Drive|Dallas, TX|75235 

469.708.4CPA     Office1

214.559.6900      Office2

469.336.6020    SMS/Text

www.peguedenniscpa.com  Website

 


REGISTRATION

or Visit our website:  www.twogetherconsulting.com and click on the Free Webinar calendar

If you need help with completing the registration and for any additional information  you must contact:

Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 

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

Aug
13
Tue
“HCS/TxHmL Provider Resource Workshop” August 13th-14th, 2024 (Dallas, Tx) @ Metrocare Services (IDD Authority)
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 14 @ 3:45 pm

Twogether Consulting Presents 2-Day:  “HCS/TxHmL Provider Resource Workshop”   Hosted By Metrocare Services

Twogether Consulting is pleased to invite you to our live 2-day workshop with sessions covering information that is important to HCS/TxHmL providers.  We will be primarily presenting sessions focused on both nursing, case management/care coordination and quality assurance as well as optional ideas and services to help streamline your workload and ease your issues with billing in HCS & TxHmL waiver programs.  Some of our guest presenters in addition to consultants from Twogether Consulting,  will include:  Nursing Innovations, Core VA-Solutions, and Millin Billing  We will be presenting this training session at Metrocare Services IDD Authority Location ” in Dallas, Texas

HCS/TxHmL Providers now have the chance for Case Managers, Program Managers, Nurses and/or QA staff to attend live training in the Dallas area.   So please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in having any of your staff attend. We hope this workshop will be extremely helpful to providers. Space is limited.  So register as soon as possible. 

 

   Please contact Meghan Jones at meghanjones.tx@gmail.com for registration ASAP!  

We do have group rates, please ask Meghan Jones.   Early Registration Closes August 1st, 2024

The rate will go up to $300/per person after early registration.

 

 

Dates: August 13th and 14th, 2024

Times:  Day 1:  9:00 AM-4 PM, Day 2:  9AM-3:45 PM
Early Registration Cost:  $250 per person (for the 2 days).   
Or $125 per person (for 1 day
**You may pay via PayPal invoice with PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, by Zelle, or our business Venmo account and also by check
Handouts:  Will be provided and we will post the handouts on our website after the workshop as well.  
  
Location:  Metrocare Services IDD Authority Offices

All Sessions will be in the Mustang Room

Website:  https://www.metrocareservices.org/locations/


 

Core -VA Solutions will be our sponsor for free lunch n learn, at which time they will be presenting information on their resources available to providers.  This will be on Day 2 of the workshop from noon-1pm for those of you who want to stay and eat lunch with us and check out the presentation.  Even if you are not attending the workshop, you are welcome to join us between noon and 1pm for the presentation.

 We are pleased to have Brittney Russo as our guest presenter and she will discuss how some of their virtual assistants can really help providers with everyday issues including:  New Hire & Onboarding Tasks, Employee Records, Background Checks, Assistance To Nursing Staff, Billing, EVV entry and much more….  Core-VA Solutions has experience with IDD providers, Home Health, and other healthcare providers. You can find out more about them at: http://www.core-va.com

Other sponsors: Molina, Harmony Care Medical Group:  For Day 1 of the workshops

 

To register please contact Meghan Jones

or Ph: 361-649-5104

Presenter:  Julie Blacklock/IDD Waiver Consultant 

For: New Providers, Owners, Program Managers, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Quality Assurance Staff, Nurses/Nurse Case Managers (HCS & TXHmL only)

 

See the attachments for close-by restaurants below and the full agenda for all 2 days will be posted below in the near future

 

 


Presenters:

 

Julie Blacklock/IDD Waiver Consultant  (Owner of Twogether Consulting)

Day 2

Pamela Long, RN & Meghan Hinds, RN (RN Consultants & Owners of Nursing Innovations)

Day 1

 

Topics:

Day I (Nursing Track)

 -How To Justify Your Billable Nursing Hours

Nursing Service Plans: Care Planning For Individuals (HCS/TxHmL)

Lunch

-Nursing Documentation: “Knowing When, What, Why & Where To Document”  (HCS/TxHmL)

 

Day 2 (Care Coordination & Quality Assurance Track)

Development of the IP (HCS/TxHmL) in using Person-Centered Practices: Short Version  (Will be some review  of PDP and IPC during that same session)

Changes Resulting From The New HCS TAC 565 and 263: “Putting Best Practices In Place”

Lunch

Survey 2024 (Expectations, Trends/Most Cited, New Process) (HCS/TxHmL)

-Billing Audit: “Common Violations & Prevention”

 


Payment:
We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will pay when you register with Meghan Jones.
Option #1:
Requested invoice: We will send you an invoice from Paypal and then you can make a payment directly through the invoice-  using a credit card, debit card, Paypal account, or payment by check.
Option #2:
Online Payment:  You may pay directly through your PayPal invoice or you may also choose our “Social Media Button” or use our “PayPal.me” payment button.  Click on the buttons below: 
“Sell On Social Media”

 

Option #3:
You may pay on the Twogether Consulting website.  Here is the direct link to the “Payment” page  
If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through it, when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates. Remember for this option, you will need to enter in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.
Option #4:  NEW!

We now take Zelle payments through our Twogether Consulting Zelle account:  Please contact Meghan Jones at meghanjones.tx@gmail.com for directions to make payment.


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