Getting Ready For Survey:
“Important COVID-19 Considerations (HCS Waiver) Part II”
**Part III will be scheduled in near future for mid to late January 2021. Including FAQ from Part II
Date: December 30th, 2020
Time: 10 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?
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
-FAQ’s From Part I
-Day Habilitation Requirements-
(In-Home/On-Site, Do you have evidence of choice for your individuals? Do they know the risks of on-site DH?
– Extended Visitation Emergency Rules: Facility Requirements
-HH/CC & CFC Services During Covid-19: Possible Survey Concerns
-Service Back-Up Plan Requirements for Host Home/Companion Care?
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