Twogether Consulting helps  your agency with the quality assurance and training components it may be missing. We conduct full audits and help providers prepare for annual survey and billing audits. We have provided these services to over 100 providers across the state of Texas.

Home and Community Based (HCS) Services

HCS is a Medicaid waiver program that supplies services and supports to Texans with an intellectual disability (ID) or a related condition so that they can live in the community.HCS services are intended to supplement rather than replace services received from other programs, such as Texas Health Steps, or from natural supports, including families, neighbors or community organizations.

Together Consulting brings consultants to your facility on a one-time, as-needed, or an on-going basis to provide hands-on training to care coordinators, nurses, program administrators and quality assurance personnel.

We deliver auditing charts and other records that provide you with the quality assurance and recommended corrective path your facility needs.

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Intermediate Care Facilities

The Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions program provides residential and habilitation services to people with intellectual disabilities or a related condition.

Twogether Consulting’s ICF On-site Services provide hands-on training to QIDP’s, nurses, program administrators and quality assurance personnel.

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Off Site Services

Twogether Consulting offers all of our services via telephone, e-mail and fax. The same services that we provide to agencies who request on-site quality assurance are available remotely.

We can review your documents to ensure that they meet state standards. We’ll review and provide feedback for any of your program documents, answer questions regarding the Texas Administrative Code and Billing Guidelines, assist you with writing plans of correction, developing policies and procedures, and with creating tools and tracking systems.

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Other Services

Other Twogether Consulting Services include:

  • Corrective action plans
  • Solutions for billing errors and omissions
  • Policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employee training, and orientation packets
  • Resource information, customize forms and complete LON packets.
  • Marketing Materials, Strategies, and Website design and content
  • Directive In-service Trainings

SAMA Training

Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA) Training

IDD Consultant & Certified SAMA instructor Stacie Coligan presents a 2-day (16 hr) certification course in SAMA for IDD Waiver Providers, Family Members, and Day Hab Providers

TWO DAY CLASS: 9am – 4pm both days

Location: We come to your location. You provide the classroom (note: there will be physical practice sessions).  Maximum 8 people per session.

Certificate: Students who participate both days receive SAMA training certificate

Cost: $300 per person (contact us for group and family member discounts)

Who Should Attend:

  • Direct Care Staff (Group Home, Host Home Provider, Foster Parent, Day Hab Providers, PAS/HAB Providers)
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Staff who may be working directly with individuals with aggressive behaviors.

Participants learn safe and least restrictive interventions designed to help manage an individual in crisis until they can regain physical and emotional control. Great emphasis is placed on early verbal intervention (the Assisting Process).  The Assisting Process is role-played in all class interactions and is demonstrated in all four programs. 

Using the Facilitator Manual and SAMA videos, a certified facilitator leads participants through skills practice followed by performance assessments at the conclusion of each program, including:

  • Principles and Assisting Process
  • Protection of Self and Others
  • Containment
  • Object Retrieval

SAMA meets all critical attributes as defined in TBSI (Texas Behavior Support Initiative) for verbal and physical de-escalation.

The SAMA Assisting Process

One Day Class: 9am – 4pm for one day

Location: Your facility or ours

Cost: $150 per person

Certificate: Participants will be certified in the SAMA Assisting( Verbal De-escalation) Process

What do I do next?

No matter what stage you’re in, Twogether can help you.

Perhaps you’re thinking of becoming an HCS, HCS-Microboard, or TXHML provider and need help with the application process. Or your application is approved but you’re studying for the provider test. Or you have purchased an ICF/IID program and need help with marketing your program. Whatever stage you’re in, we can help.