“Care Coordination In The HCS Program”-2-day session (Austin, TX) @ Staybridge Suites- Austin South IH 35
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – Mar 6 @ 3:30 pm

” Care Coordination In The HCS Program (2-day session)”

(March 5th & 6th, 2018)

Day 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm     Day 2: 8:30am – 3:30pm   

Location:  Staybridge Suites Austin South IH 35

901 Little Texas Lane, Austin, Tx USA   (Bldg. # F)   (Closest intersection:  Stassney Lane/S. IH-35)

** So If you would like to stay at the hotel, we receive a discounted rate of $109 per night for a King bed.  Let them know you are attending training session in the conference room presented by Twogether Consulting.       




For: Program Directors, Care Coordinators, New Providers, Nurses and Service Coordinators


Day 1:  3 “R’s”- Resources, Rules & Regulations,  The Role of The Local Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Authority (LIDDA) vs. The Home and Community Based Services (HCS Provider), Understanding how the  Individual Plan of Care (IPC), Person Directed Plan (PDP) and the Implementation Plan (IP) work together for the Individual In The HCS Program.  How to Develop the (IP) Implementation Plan including discussion of the Nurses Role in developing the Nursing IP.   Provider Responsibilities & Timelines, Tips For Preparing For Your Annual PDP Meeting with Service Planning Team as well as the Annual IP/IPC Meetings,  *Considerations When Developing Justifications For The Amount to Be Used per Billable Service on an Individual’s IP (Implementation Plan).   

Day 2:  *(Continued)Considerations When Developing Justifications For The Amount to Be Used per Billable Service on an Individual’s IP (Implementation Plan).  

LON (Level of Need)/ICAP (Inventory For Client & Agency Planning)/LON Increase Requests.

 Recent Changes In The Survey Process, IDR/Appeals Process, and New Administrative Penalties as well as: Discussion of  Survey Expectations, especially Concerning  Content of  The Implementation Plan & Monitoring of Progress/Lack of Progress for Objectives. 

**All attendees will receive training manuals with handouts and resource information.


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

Care Coordination and Changes In The HCS Program Agenda_-Austin-100417-100517


You must contact Meghan Jones at: 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

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(WEBINAR) TaskMaster Pro-“Utilization of Nursing Components of the Program” Part I @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WEBINAR  Taskmaster Pro-“Utilization of Nursing Components of the Program-Part II-”  For ICF/HCS/TXHmL Providers

Presented By Twogether Consulting

Date:  3/5/18
Time:  12 Noon-2:30 pm
Cost:  $40

You must be a   Current TMP user to attend webinar!   This is not a Demo.

For:  Program Directors, Supervising Staff, Case Coordinators/Managers, QIDP’s, Nurses, & Human Resource Staff 
Webinar will be via “Go To Webinar” 
Instructions  for the webinar will be sent to your email, after payment is made online.


TaskMaster Pro- “Utilization Of Nursing Components Of The Program” Part I


Only For Providers Currently Using Taskmaster Pro.

For Program Directors, Supervising Staff, Case Coordinators/Managers, QIDP’s, Nurses, etc…

Instructions for webinar and handouts will be sent by email prior to session.

Twogether Consulting is going to continue review the following topics and more during this webinar-

Discussion concerning RN Delegatations, HH/CC Exemptions, and SB 1857, as well as other trainings/inservices, from 

Changes to the Comprehensive Nursing Assessment (CNA)

Changes to the Nursing IP/Care Plan Objectives & Strategies and how those integrate into the Main IP and the CNA!  Taskmaster Pro has made it even easier to track Service Delivery Logs, Training & Service Objectives from your care plan and health status review, Targeted Observations-which are often Nursing Service Plan/Care Plan/Implementation Plan objectives for staff or other nurses to carry out, etc….. for each consumer/individual in your program.
More on the Client Daily Schedule and scheduling appts as well as entering results from the appts. for those of you who may not be familiar with it and how it can help you to be more effective in your nursing care planning.

IBAM: Utilizing this Incident/Behavior/Accident/Medical report in the prevention of “serious citations” and sometimes allegations of A/N/E, as well using for the purpose of monitoring for trends, so we can develop training and corrective action planning to prevent future problems

Lastly we will using the Nursing Review section to do focused and annual nursing reports- LVN and/or RN

You must contact Meghan Jones at: to register and for any additional information or you may contact her by phone at: (361) 649-5104 ***If you are not a current user, but would like a demo to see if you are interested in purchasing Taskmaster Pro “cloud-based” services, please contact Julie Blacklock.


“Nursing Expectations In The HCS Program-Part I & II” (Houston, TX) @ The Harris Center For Mental Health & IDD
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm

new 2 

Nursing Expectations now has Part I on day 1 and Part II on day 2, due to the amount of material we need to cover, with so many changes in the program over the years!  

We also have a more in depth look at the Comprehensive Nursing Assessment (CNA) and how to Care Plan that you may want to take in one of our future sessions live, or via webinar.  

Day 1 (March 20th, 2017) – 9:00am – 4:00pm  (Part I)

Day 2 (March. 21st, 2017) – 9:00am – 4:00pm  (Part II)    


Location: “The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD”-Houston, TX     9401 Southwest Freeway  Houston, TX 77074

Class held in:   (Room 104)

  • Cost:   $375  (We do offer group discounts for groups over 4, please ask Meghan Jones at when you register!)
  • No CNE’s currently for this session, but will be available at a later date.  

Topics: Nursing Resources from BON, DADS, others.  Necessary Tools of the Program- Nursing HCS/TXHML TAC, Billing Guidelines for Nursing in HCS/TXHML, BON Rules of Delegation and Scope of practice (RN vs. LVN) and Responsibilities of the nurse for the HCS & TXHmL programs. Review of the RN Nursing Assessment (RN Comprehensive Nursing Assessment/CNA), Nursing Service Plans, Justification for Nursing Services, the Role of the Client’s Responsible Adult (CRA), and the Unlicensed Person (UP/staff), RN Delegations, Human Resource Code Ch. 161/SB1857, and Host Home Companion Care/HHCC Exemptions. when to use the Nurse Screening Tool in both HCS and TXHmL. Discussion of Survey & BON Expectations and Policies & Procedures you need to have in place now. **Developing the Nursing Section of the Implementation Plan (IP). Review of Billable Nursing Services. Review of the Suggested CNA forms (Nursing Tool Box) from DADS. You will also receive a variety of Sample Forms you may need to utilize for Nursing/Medical in your program. Whether you are a brand new nurse, a seasoned HCS nurse, a Program Director, etc… there is something for everyone who attends!

*All attendees will receive a manual with handouts, recommended forms, and resources.

For: Nurses, Medical Appt. Scheduler’s, Program Administrators, Program Directors, Care Coordinatiors, Quality Assurance Staff & other Medical Staff 

Applicable Programs: HCS & TXHmL 


Download Agenda  Below: 

Coming Soon!!!!

 You must contact Meghan Jones to complete registration at:  to register and for information on hotels nearby 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 New Address: Twogether Consulting   P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709

Please register early!  Price go up to $400 after January 13th!

“Satori Alternative To Managing Aggression (SAMA)” 2-Day Certification (HOUSTON/SUGAR LAND, TX) @ "Harris County MH/IDD Center"
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

“Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA)”

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

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

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



Dates:  Day 1:  March 28th, 2018   9 AM to 4 PM                                                                                                                                                              Day 2:  March 29th, 2018   9 AM to 4 PM

Location:  “Harris County MH/IDD Center”  Room 104
Cost:  $200 per person  (please contact us for discounted rates for family members/group rates)
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: 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
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