COVID Vaccine Information- HCS, TxHmL, ICF

  February 23rd, 2021 IDD Vaccine Plan Approved (HCS/TxHmL/ICF) Good News! The plan for Tarrytown Expocare to provide the COVID vaccine to persons receiving services through the ICF/IID, HCS and TxHmL programs has been approved. This includes staff and paid caregivers. The plan applies to those who have yet to receive the vaccine through either the federal pharmacy partnership program or other sources. The three IDD associations will meet to discuss...

COVID-19 Information

February 22nd, 2021 COVID-19 FAQ’s From HHSC for HCS/TxHML https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/provider-portal/long-term-care/hcs-txhml-general-covid-faq.pdf January 24th, 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Rules for HCS and TxHmL Program Providers Extended! Emergency rules related to COVID-19 mitigation and response for HCS/TxHmL providers that were scheduled to expire on January 22, 2021, have been extended. The extension took...

Winter Storm Federal Disaster Assistance Information

February 21st, 2021 Winter Storm Federal Disaster Assistance Update Posted on HHSC Provider Alerts: “In response to Texas’ request for a federal disaster declaration related to the recent winter storm, the Office of the Governor announced that the President has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. The following counties were approved...

Resources For Emergencies (Includes Recent Winter Storm)

HHSC Notice:  In the event you did not receive or inadvertently overlooked, see below for the notice HHSC issued earlier today regarding resources for LTC providers during the winter storm, or click HERE LTC Provider Resources During an Emergency Long-term care providers impacted by the current severe weather event should be implementing emergency management plans. LTC providers in need of resources or assistance during an emergency, such as the current severe...

E-Learning From HHSC-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 https://learningportal.dfps.state.tx.us/ 1. The portal also has direct service worker training (good for all your SL, RSS, CFC staff in particular) 2. Program Manager and Owner are required to take the HHS Contractors training. 3.  I would also have Program...

HCS Provider Applicant- Provider Applicant Training (PAT) and Test Information Update

Feb 9th, 2021 HCS/TxHmL-Provider Applicant Training (PAT) and Provider Applicant Test (Update)   “My application was accepted to become an HCS &/or TxHmL Waiver Provider, now what do I do?”   Online Training FAQ’s How can I access the HHS Learning Portal? Once your Contract Manager has informed you via email of your approved application, you will receive an email approving your application with a link to the HHS Portal, and the...