Getting Ready For Survey:
“Important COVID-19 Considerations (HCS Waiver) Part I”
**Part II will be on December 30th, 2020. Including FAQ from Part I
Date: December 18th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
For: Administrators. Program Managers, Case Managers/Care Coordinators, Nursing Staff, Quality Assurance Staff
Presenter: Julie Blacklock/IDD Waiver Consultant and Gina Peterson, RN/ IDD Waiver Consultant
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HHSC issued enhanced COVID-19 emergency rules. The rules required additional actions by the HCS/TxHmL program providers to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will be discussing many of these changes and ways they should be addressed at your facility if you have not done so already in order to comply with WS&C expectations. We will also be looking at general recommendations and concerns from surveyors for LTC facilities including HCS providers. What citations might be considered serious/critical related to COVID-19? There are 3 parts to this webinar series. The 3rd and final webinar will be scheduled sometime in mid to late January 2021.
Copy of Emergency Rules
HHSC also provided these 2 letters with guidance to HCS/TxHmL providers:
Information Letter IL2020-09 – Guidance on COVID-19 for HCS and TxHmL Providers (PDF)
Provider Letter 20-12, HHSC Guidance to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Program Providers on COVID-19
-Screening Requirements for COVID-19
-Reporting Requirements for Positive Cases of COVID-19
-When to Notify the LAR? What to Tell the LAR?
-Facility Follow Up & Monitoring Of Positive Cases of COVID-19
-Limited Visitation, Essential Visitors, in the Facility and Homes
– When to Wear? How to “Don” & “Doff” PPE?
–Infection Control Policies– Do you have them? Are you addressing COVID-19 concerns?
Are you providing appropriate staff training on COVID-19 Mitigation? Do You have evidence of this training?
-Who Can Work, When Can They Work & With Whom Can They Work? (Have you set up this protocol for your facility)
Emergency Evacuation Policies & Procedures:
-COVID-19 Mitigation Considerations during ER transit, etc…
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