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

HCS Provider Applicant- Provider Applicant Training (PAT) and Test Okay, for those of you who are going through the HCS or TxHmL provider applicant process and had your application approved, a lot of people are contacting me inquiring about when the orientation (PAT) and testing are going to happen as some of you have been waiting a very long time. Just FYI- I am unclear about testing. It may be online now, but I have also heard it may not be and it is still on...

Letter From Twogether Consulting To Providers-Update

November 23rd, 2020 Hello Friends, Please check out our “Updates” page.  It has been reformatted so you are able to navigate from one “post” to the other. If you want to read more on each section, just click on “read more”.  We have also updated the “Off-site Services” page so that you can pay for hours of off-site consultation right on the same page.  Remember there is a discount for blocks of time larger than 3...

HCS Certification Principals Training Webinars & Recordings

November 12 Recording of Certification Principles: Staff Member and Service Provider Requirements Webinar for HCS and TxHmL Providers Available A recording of the November 12, 2020, Certification Principles: Staff Member and Service Provider Requirements webinar for HCS and TxHmL providers is available for those unable to attend. View the webinar recording here. November 19 Recording of Certification Principles: Restraints and Prohibitions Webinar for HCS and...

BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Training Link

November 22nd, 2020 Updated Training Link Available for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test A BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card training video that provides detailed step-by-step guide to the test process is on the Abbott website. The training video is for people without medical training, who will conduct COVID-19 testing using the BinaxNOW Ag card. As part of the request for free BinaxNOW test kits, providers will confirm that staff performing the COVID-19 tests have completed...

Flu Vaccine Guidance During COVID-19

HHSC Publishes Flu Vaccine Guidance During COVID-19 (PL 20-50) HHSC publishes Provider Letter 20-50 Influenza Vaccine Guidance During COVID-19. The letter provides a brief overview of the Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative and guidance on the administration of the influenza vaccine to residents and staff with and without COVID-19. The letter also informs facilities when an individual should receive the influenza vaccine, even if the facility is not the vaccine...

Don’t Forget Annual Vendor Submission Due (Nov.1st-Jan31st) HCS/TxHmL!

HCS and TxHmL Annual Vendor Submission Timeframe 11/17/2020 HCS and TxHmL Annual Vendor Submission Timeframe The timeframe to submit for annual vendor approval is Nov.1, 2020 through Jan. 31, 2021. Required documentation for annual vendor requests are in the HCS and TxHmL Billing Guidelines, Section 6160(b)(2), Approval of Annual Vendor. Email packet submissions to Billing and Payment with the subject line: Annual Vendor Approval. Submissions sent to any other...