December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meghan Jones

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

Cost: $40

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

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!


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

PPE Requirements

– 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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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