June 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meghan Jones


 “Care Coordination Part II: Important HCS Texas Administrative Codes In Relation To The HCS Handbook”


Part II of 5 of Care Coordination Series: Presented By Twogether Consulting

Date: June 3rd, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: $45

For:  HCS Provider Applicants, Administrators. Program Managers, Case Managers/Care Coordinators, Nursing Staff, Quality Assurance Staff

Presenter:  Julie Blacklock/IDD Waiver Consultant

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!

Very Important:  To complete registration for this webinar and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check you must contact
Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com or (361) 649-5104  



HCS Handbook: 




One of the ways the HCS Provider meets compliance for their Medicaid Waiver Program is by following our Texas Administrative Codes for HCS, which are often also referred to as “The Rules and or Regulations”.  Often the TAC can be confusing and easy to misinterpret for anyone new to the program or even those who have been with the HCS program for some time. It is filled with wording that I like to call “legalize”. The HCS handbook is meant to be a guide for the program provider and anyone at their facility providing “care coordination”.

The handbook explains what the HCS Provider is responsible for Vs. the LIDDA (Local IDD Authority) as well as the roles of different departments under HHSC that monitor the HCS program:  WS&C (Waiver Survey & Certification), UR & PE (Utilization Review & Program Enrollment), BPR (Billing & Payment Review Department) and what responsibilities the Provider has to HHSC.  Care Coordination involves many people at your facility.  “It takes a village” as they say.  Coordination of the individual’s care and services may involve Program Managers, Case Managers for the provider, Nursing staff, and many other persons.  Ultimately the HCS provider is responsible for all coordination of care for each of their individuals in the program. The HCS TAC and The HCS Handbook will serve you as  2 of your main resources (other than the HCS Billing Guidelines) to meet compliance and provide good care for your individuals.  This session is a great way to start providing services and to get a better understanding if you are already providing services.

***FYI-If you have had some recent citations related to the TAC and you are writing your plan of correction for WS&C, perhaps this training/webinar might be a good thing to note as part of your plan of correction and that you could provide evidence of having appropriate staff attend this session as part of of this correction!!   Also, my understanding is that this year the current TAC is being rewritten to correspond with the new Administrative Penalties Process and provide more guidance as to what surveyors will expect from providers.

Please let me know if you need a “certificate of completion” signed for your HR records.




-Review of some of the most important TAC codes & the sections of the Handbook relating to those TACS

-Important Anacronyms & Definitions In the Program


We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will paying 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, a Paypal account, or payment by check.


Option #2:

Online Payment:  You may pay directly through your PayPal invoice or you may also choose to use the “Paypal Social Media” payment button for this specific event



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.



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