Calendar

Aug
20
Mon
“Billable Services In The HCS & TxHmL Program” Part I (Webinar) @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar
“Billable  Services  In The HCS & TxHmL Program- Part I”
(What Are The Services, What Is & Isn’t Billable & Billing & Payment Reviews/ Audits)
Date: August 20th, 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:30 Noon
QA Session from 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost:  $40 per person
For:   Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Program Directors, Service Coordinators, Nurses
Webinar will be via “Go To Webinar”
Instructions  for the webinar and training handout will be sent to your email, after payment is made online.                
 
Topics:
Billable Services on the Individual Plan of Care (IPC)  in the Home & Community Based Services Waiver Program (HCS)Billable Vs. Non-Billable Services, Documentation Expectations:  Service Delivery Log Options (Progress Note vs. SDL Checklist for certain services) and Review of  Billing Guidelines Definitions for Services including recent changes. Discussion of changes in Billing & Payment Review/Audit Expectations Q 2 years.
Part II  on August 27th, 2018 will review the following areas:
Adaptive Aids/Minor Home Mods/Dental Services Process. We will also discuss Pre-enrollment funds for MHM’s, MHM OT and Transition Assistance Services (TAS) 
j0282788

You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  to complete registration and for any additional information  or to arrange payment by check,  you may contact Meghan by phone at:  (361) 649-5104  

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  PO Box 90426 Gee St. Austin, TX 78709
Aug
24
Fri
Quality Assurance For The Care Coordinator in The HCS Program- Updated ” (Austin, TX) @ PPAT office
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Day 1 (August 24th, 2018)  9:30 am-4:30 pm      

Location:  Private Providers Association of Texas        8711 Burnet Rd. Suite E-53 Austin, Tx 78759

Ph :  512-452-8188  (This # is not Twogether’s phone # for registration, it is PPAT’s ph. # if you need help with directions)

Bring the family and stay longer and enjoy a mini-summer vacation in Austin or travel on to nearbye Georgetown, New Braunsfels or San Antonio and much more.                                  ( Inner Space Caverns, 360 Amphitheater, Barton Creek, Zilker Park Rose Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Gruene Hall, River Walk, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, White River Amphitheater…)

For: Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, RN Case Managers/Care Coordinators, & New HCS Providers

Topics: Provider Responsibilities & Timelines, Tips For Preparing For Your Annual PDP Meeting with Service Planning Team as well as the Annual IP/IPC Meetings,  Quality Assurance Tool for the Care Coordinator, Updated Quality Assurance Tool for the Nursing Staff, Commonly Cited Items at Survey (Including Nursing), Review of Specific  HCS  TAC code changes (We will be concentrating on  HCS TAC 9.178 and 9.174), Billing Audit Changes and Preparation    **All attendees will receive handouts, recommended forms, and resources.                                  

You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  or call:  361-649-5104  to complete registration.  Even if you are paying online you must contact her to provide the following information:   the names of persons attending, the name of your facility, and how you are making your payment.  Cost goes up to $225 as of 7/18/18.

If you have more questions about the class or other services from Twogether Consulting you may contact Julie Blacklock by phone at: (512) 294-8032.    

 

 

 

      

Aug
27
Mon
“Digital Transformation Workshop”-1-day session (Houston, TX) @ "The Harris Center For MH/IDD Services"
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

” Digital Transformation” (1-day workshop)”  For HCS, TxHmL, ICF

Twogether Consulting is pleased to provide this 1 day workshop as a joint effort with our friends at Taskmaster Pro!

(August 27th, 2018)

Day 1: 9:00am – 4:30pm     

Location: “The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD”-Houston, TX   

 9401 Southwest Freeway  Houston, TX 77074

Class held in:   (Room 104)  Please to go to front desk to verify room # location, this is subject to change  

 

For: Owners, CEO’s, Program Directors, Quality Assurance Staff, Administrative Staff, Care Coordinators,  Nurses and New Providers

Topics:

1st session: 

9:00 a.m. -Noon    TaskMaster Pro Presentation:

Digital transformation

Presenter – Eric Dodd- VP of Sales for TaskMaster Pro

In this part of today’s workshop, we will cover how you can improve your workflows, compliance, and billing with simple tools for your staff. Digital transformation doesn’t have to be disruptive to your business. In fact, you should be using technology to grow and improve efficiency.  Applying the intricacies of the IDD market to a software platform can be both easy and effective.  Come learn about a myriad of topics including:

 

– Simplify SDLs

– Task/Time management for DSPs

– Documentation automation

– Incident Management

– Training & Compliance

 

Don’t settle for a ‘data in and data out application’ that will only frustrate your staff and add more complexity to your already cumbersome reporting requirements.  Grow your business, improve staff retention, and increase profitability with effective digital transformation.

 

2nd session:   

1:30 p.m -4:30 p.m.    Twogether Consulting Presentation

Presenter:  Julie Andrews Blacklock-Owner / IDD Consultant

10 Major Cites In The HCS & TxHmL Waiver’s: “How Digital Transformation  to Electronic Records Can Make a Difference”

Administrative Penalties are coming in your near future! Prevention of citations is now more than ever of vital importance to providers. These penalties can not only affect the finances of the provider but also the quality of care they can provide to the individuals in your program.

 

Many of these citations along with the monetary penalties they might bring can be avoided by using electronic records or at least help to correct the current cites and problems.

 

Electronic records can also help to prevent “serious” citations which can jeopardize an individual’s health and safety and may also increase liability of the provider and the staff.  You as a provider need to begin to put systems in place to assist with Protecting and Securing the Privacy of  PHI (Private Health Information), to provide Quality Assurance,  Track Trends, and Monitor issues that affect “Health & Safety” in general.  Today we will talk about different ways you can utilize electronic records to help with these issues.  Areas of Discussion will include:

Nursing/Medical: RN Delegation, Monitoring Health Status, Completing CNA’s  & Med Errors

ANE/Incidents/Injuries: Prevention and Follow Up to Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation Allegations

Quality Assurance– Monitoring Services, Consumer Advocate/Advisory Committee, Critical Incidents, Quality Assurance, Consumer Satisfaction of Services, Confidentiality of Records

–   IP Objectives– Addressing Ongoing Changes of The Individual In a Timely Manner and Monitoring Objectives

 

 

**All attendees will receive training folders with handouts and resource information for the 2nd session.

 

See Agenda below, please be sure and print out for the attendee or download and forward to them:

Digital Transformation Workshop-Agenda-Houston-082718

You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com to complete registration or you may contact her by phone at: (361) 649-5104.   **If you are not paying for the class online, you may send checks to:  Twogether Consulting P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Twogether Consulting

“Billable Services In The HCS & TxHmL Program” Part II (Webinar) @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar
“Billable  Services  In The HCS & TxHmL Program- Part II”
(Adaptive Aids, Dental Services, Minor Home Modifications including Pre-Enrollment Services, and TAS)

 

 

 

Date: August 27th, 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:30 Noon
QA Session from 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost:  $40 per person
For:   Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Program Directors, Service Coordinators, Nurses
Webinar will be via “Go To Webinar”
Instructions  for the webinar and training handout will be sent to your email, after payment is made online.                
 
Topics:
We will be reviewing the following billable services:  Adaptive Aids (AA’s), Dental Services, Minor Home Modifications, (MHM’s), Pre-Enrollment MHM and MHM OT as well as Transitional Assistance Services (TAS) as well as the Reimbursement Process
We will also finish up on our discussion from Part I about Billing & Payment Review/Audit Expectations, concerning these specific services reviewed today.  

You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  to complete registration and for any additional information  or to arrange payment by check,  you may contact Meghan by phone at:  (361) 649-5104  

Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  PO Box 90426 Gee St. Austin, TX 78709
Sep
27
Thu
“Satori Alternative To Managing Aggression (SAMA)” 2-Day Certification (HOUSTON, TX) @ "The Harris Center For MH/IDD Services"
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm

“Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA)”

For IDD Waiver Providers, Family Members, and Day Hab Providers

This session was moved from July 30th & 31st to Sept. 27th & 28th

Stacie Coligan/IDD Consultant & Certified SAMA instructor for Twogether Consulting

will be presenting a 2-day (16 hr) certification course in SAMA

 

629058_1_f[1]

Dates:  Day 1:  Sept. 27th, 2018   9 AM to 4 PM                                                                                                                                                              Day 2:  Sept. 28th, 2018   9 AM to 4 PM

Location:  “The Harris Center For MH/IDD “Services  Room 104
Cost:  $250 per person  (please contact us for discounted rates for family members/group rates)
Class is limited in size, so sign up soon! 
Who Should Attend: 
Direct Care Staff (Group Home, Host Home Provider, Foster Parent, Day Hab Providers, PAS/HAB Providers, etc…) Parents, Family Members, & Any other Staff who may be working directly with individuals with aggressive behaviors.   
Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA)

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, which are:

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

The SAMA certification course is 16 hours (2 days) and participants who demonstrate competency in all skills will be certified.  SAMA meets all critical attributes as defined in TBSI (Texas Behavior Support Initiative) for verbal and physical de-escalation.

SAMA Assisting Process- The SAMA Assisting Process course is designed to assist staff in providing effective verbal intervention for individuals in emotional crisis, guiding them verbally until they can regain emotional control.  Participants will learn how anger affects the body, thoughts and perceptions; the necessity of being calm, aware and respectful toward a person who is in crisis; and how to identify the characteristics they must demonstrate in order to effectively assist a person with his/her anger.  Using the Facilitator Manual and SAMA videos, a certified facilitator leads participants through skills practice followed by performance assessments. The 5 basic principles of the Assisting Process are:

  • Take the Person Seriously
  • Join and Follow to Lead
  • Take Action to Get a Beneficial Reaction
  • Proceed Step by Step
  • Act Without Hesitation

The SAMA Assisting Process course is a one-day course and participants who demonstrate competency in all areas will be certified in the SAMA Assisting (Verbal De-escalation) Process.

 
You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com or 361-649-5104
to complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check
Mailing address for checks:  Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709
 Please register as early as possible.  Cost of Training Increases to $275 after July 25th, 2018!