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
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:
Topics (subject to changes per each session)
(Continued from Part I)
–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…
-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?
-Service Back-Up Plan Requirements for Host Home/Companion Care?
– Extended Visitation Emergency Rules: Facility Requirements
FAQ’s From Part I
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