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Dec
11
Mon
“Nursing In The ICF/IID Program” (Austin, TX)
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This class is cancelled.  Due to lack of registrants, we will move this session to a 2 part webinar session in January!  Happy Holiday!

 

Day 1 (December 11th, 2017) – 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: “Staybridge Suites S. IH 35 -Austin, Tx”   901 Little Texas Lane Austin, Tx 78745  (Bldg. #F)

 

 

Dec
18
Mon
“Study Session-New Provider Applicant Orientation Testing- For HCS & TXHML -” (AUSTIN, TX) @ PPAT Offices
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Training Session  
“Study Session- New Provider Applicant Orientation Testing-For HCS & TXHML ” (AUSTIN, TX)
This Session is subject to change.  We do not have an exact date for this session yet from HHSC.  This is tentative, please keep watching for permanent date in the near future between now and end of January, 2018.
This session is for HCS  primarily, but we will discuss  TXHML  for those of you who are taking this test as well
 Please bring your manual from your 1st day of the PAO  (Provider Applicant Orientation) with you.  If you are not going to the PAO this session, please bring your copy of the HCS Texas Administrative Codes!!!!
 
Date:  December 18th, 2017  
Time:  6:00 PM-9:00 PM

For:  Program Administrators, Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Nurses, but primarily for individual taking the test listed as your Program Director.

Location:  Private Providers Association of Texas has been kind enough to let Twogether Consulting use there office space.   (8711 Burnet Road, Suite E53 Austin, Tx 78759 It is Just past 183 and Burnet intersection heading South, turn left at Polaris street on left hand side.  If you pass Waterloo Ice House on the opposite side of the street, you have gone too far.   Please use 2nd entrance into the office suites, then take an immediate right into the parking lot.  Then immediately turn left at the first row of suites.  You will see suite E 53 and a sign on the building saying “Private Providers Association of Texas” on the left.  Please use the steps to walk up to the office on 2nd level.)
You may pay by check if you bring a check with you to the session, but we must have total amount.
You may pay online here with paypal account or credit card, with the option of paying in 2 payments.
Refreshments: You may bring something to eat during the session, but I will be supplying bottled waters, coffee, and snacks and/or lite meal for the session.
Topics:
Tips for Preparing For The HCS Provider Certification Test.  
Review of Important TAC Codes,
Important Sections of the HCS Handbook, and
Frequently Asked Questions found on the HHSC HCS home page.  
Frequently Cited TAC Codes
HCS Quiz during the session, so that you may become comfortable with the type of questions that may be asked during the PAO testing session on the 19th.  
 

 

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 Julie by phone at:  (361) 649-5104

Please let Meghan know, if you are paying by check.  You may only pay by check, if you bring it to the training.  Please make the check out to:  Twogether Consulting
Price goes up to $200 after Oct. 8th, 17th, 2017.  Please sign up soon.  Space is Limited.  
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Dec
19
Tue
“Billable Services In The HCS Program” (Webinar) @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar
audit“Billable  Services  In The HCS Program” 2017 Update
  (Includes Adaptive Aids/ Minor Home Modifications/Transition Assistance Services/Pre-Enrollment MHM’s)
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Date: December 19th, 2017
Time:  9:30 AM-12:30 Noon
QA Session from 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost:  $30 per person
For:   Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Program Directors, Service Coordinators, Nurses
Webinar will be via “Go To Meeting”

Instructions  for the “go to webinar” and training handouts will be sent to your email, after payment is made online.  Be sure that you “click on” your instruction link to “go to webinar” session as soon as you receive the email to the link and register your name as an attendee, so that you will receive reminders for the session and updates prior to the session.                 

 
Topics:
Billable Services on the Individual Plan of Care (IPC)  in the Home & Community Based Services Waiver Program (HCS),  Service Delivery Log Options (Progress Note vs. SDL Checklist for certain services) and Review of  Billing Guidelines Definitions for Services including recent changes.
Review of Adaptive Aids/Minor Home Mods/Dental Services Process.  Will also be discussing changes, such as dental funds increase, Pre-enrollment funds for MHM’s, Transition Assistance Services for adaptive aids, etc…. j0282788
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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
Jan
15
Mon
“Direct Care/Direct Support Staff Documentation Requirements In The HCS AND TXHML Programs” (Webinar) @ (Webinar)
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar
“Direct Care/Direct Support Staff Documentation Requirements In The HCS & TxHmL Programs”
Date:  January 15th, 2017
Time:  10 AM-12:30 PM
QA Session from 12:15 PM- 12:30 pm
Cost:  $30 per person
For:  Direct Care Staff/Direct Support Staff (RSS/SL-group home, Host Home/Companion Care Providers, Community First Choice Providers, Respite Providers, Day Hab Providers, Supported Employment and Employment Assistance Providers), Program Directors, Care Coordinators, Quality Assurance Staff, 
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.
Please register all direct care staff that are in attendance so they will receive a certificate of completion for your facility’s employee training records.
 
Topics:
Discussion concerning the following areas of documentation and the importance of that documentation from direct care staff/direct support staff:
Incidents/Injuries/Illnesses, Behavioral or Maladaptive behaviors and/or incidents, Service Delivery Logs (Narratives vs. SDL Checklists with comments), MARS, Data Collection for service objectives and formal training/behavioral objectives.Review of the following questions: Why do we need this documentation? What and/or who does this documentation effect/impact? Who sees their documentation and what do they do with it? And much more.Electronic Records Vs. Non-Electronic Records or Shared Folders: “Changes coming to HCS/TxHmL”.. **All attendees will receive training instructions for registration to see the webinar and handouts for the class. You will not receive information on registering for the webinar, or handouts until payment is received.**
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You must contact Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com to register and for any additional information or you may contact her by phone at: (361) 649-5104

 

 

Jan
22
Mon
“Abuse,Neglect and Exploitation Reporting-2018 Update ” (Webinar) HCS And TXHML @ Webinar
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

(WEBINAR)  

“Abuse,Neglect and Exploitation Reporting-2018 Update “

For HCS & ICF Waiver Programs

Training Developed For:  

Direct Support Staff, CM’s/CC’s, Nurses, and Family Members

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Day 1 (January 22nd, 2018)  10:00 am-12 pm    

For: Direct Support Staff, Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, RN Case Managers/Care Coordinators, & New  Providers, Family Members

Topics:   Abuse Neglect And Exploitation Definitions/Terminology:  Definitions of A/N/E.  Examples of A/N/E in the Workplace and outside of the facility.  What are my Responsibilities concerning Reporting A/N/E?   Abuse Neglect And Exploitation Reporting: When to Report ANE?  Where to Report ANE?  Who Do I Report It To?  Why Should I Report It? Are there Consequences For Not Reporting?  Is Retaliation Allowed When Staff, Family or Individual Reports Suspected A/N/E? What is My Responsibility?  Who Can Report ANE?  Documentation:  Incident Reports, Progress Notes, etc….

Responsibilities of the Facility/Provider after A/N/E Has Been Reported:  Checklist Tool For Follow Up based on TAC 9.178, Expectations From DADS/HHSC, TDFPS, and WS&C, Changes In Procedures For Intermittent Surveys (these are usually related to complaints and A/N/E allegations) and Follow Up to allegations of A/N/E .  Notification of The Right People.  Timelines For Notification.  Importance of Follow Up Documentation:  Progress Notes, Emails and Faxes, Nursing Notes, CM Notes, Program Director Notes, etc…  .

**All attendees will receive webinar link, handouts, recommended forms, and resources once they pay for session.  Session will be recorded as well and you will receive email in 1-2 days after webinar with link to invite you to watch the video at later date again if necessary.                                   

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 $30 as of  01/18/17.

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.    

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Jan
24
Wed
“Nursing In The ICF/IID Program- Part I” (Webinar) @ Go To Webinar
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

(Webinar)

You will receive “Go To Webinar” link and handouts, after we have received payment.  Please be sure to contact Meghan Jones to complete registration, even if you pay on line, in order to receive your webinar link and handouts.  Thank you!

Part I

Day 1 (January 24th, 2017) – 9:00am – 12:30pm  (Q&A from 12:15 am-12:30)

Cost:  $75 per person  (If you have more than 4 persons, please contact us for reduced rates)

Topics:

Responsibilities of the Nurse as an IDT member.

Assessing the Individual’s Needs (Initial Focused Assessment See CNA and SAM’s) see below.

Staffing preparation/participation.

Admission, 30-day Staffing, Annual IPP/Staffing and Discharge Summary/Staffing.

When Are Interim Staffings Necessary?  (These are often known as mini-staffings, mini-IDT’s, or IDT updates)  What is Your Role As A Nurse In Interim Staffings?

Nursing Process, Comprehensive VS. Focused Assessment, Annual RN Comprehensive/Nursing Assessment (Includes SAM’s) , Discussion of Nursing Service Plan Annual RN Comprehensive/Nursing Assessment  (Includes SAM’s) , Discussion of Nursing Service Plan/Care Plan and insuring Nursing Service Plan/Care Plan is incorporated into the IPP/Annual Staffing.

 

Early bird registration ends January 18th.  Cost goes up to $100 per person!

Part II  will be on  (January 29th, 2017) – 9 am-12:30 pm !

You must contact Meghan Jones to complete registration at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  to register and for information on hotels nearby or you may contact her by phone at: (361) 649-5104

Jan
29
Mon
“Nursing In The ICF/IID Program- Part II” (Webinar) @ Go To Webinar
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

(Webinar)

You will receive “Go To Webinar” link and handouts, after we have received payment.  Please be sure to contact Meghan Jones to complete registration, even if you pay on line, in order to receive your webinar link and handouts.  Thank you!

Part II

Day 1 (January 29th, 2017) – 9:00am – 12:30pm  (Q&A from 12:15 am-12:30)

Cost:  $75 per person  (If you have more than 4 persons, please contact us for reduced rates)

 

Topics:

RN Delegation &  Senate Bill 1857 (Administration of Medication by a UAP-oral,      topical, & metered inhalers only) continued,

Nursing Tool Kit: Forms 8005-8010

Nurse Accountability,

Client’s Responsible Adult,

IDT acting as the CRA, &

Considerations When Delegating.

HMA’s (Health Maintenance Activities) Vs. ADL’s (Adult Daily Living Skills).

Initial Doses.

Assessing Individual, UAP, & CRA for Competency.

Staff Education/Inservices regarding individual’s health issues.

Monitoring Health Status, Medications, MARS and Medication Errors. 

Other Nursing Documentation (Notes,  Focused Assessments, Quarterly f/f Nursing Assessments, etc… 

Additional Tools:  ICF Nursing Quality Assurance Tool from Twogether Consulting.   Important Federal Regulations for the ICF/IID Programconcerning the Nurse (W-Tags and COP’s).  “Short version” of specific W-Tags applicable to nurses.   Preparing for Annual Survey and Preparing POC’s (Plans of Correction)  

Early bird registration ends January 18th.  Cost goes up to $100 per person!

 

You must contact Meghan Jones to complete registration at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com  to register and for information on hotels nearby or you may contact her by phone at: (361) 649-5104

Jan
30
Tue
“Abuse,Neglect and Exploitation Reporting ” (Webinar) ICF/IID @ Webinar
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

(WEBINAR)  

“Abuse,Neglect and Exploitation Reporting- 2018 Update “

For ICF/IID Program

Training Developed For:  

Direct Support Staff, Managers, QIDP’s, Nurses, and Family Members

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Day 1 (January 30th, 2018)  10:00 am-12 pm    

For: Direct Support Staff, Managers, Program Directors, QIDP’s, Nurses, & New ICF Provider/Owner, Family Members

Topics:   Abuse Neglect And Exploitation Definitions/Terminology:  Definitions of A/N/E.  Examples of A/N/E in the Workplace and outside of the facility.  What are my Responsibilities concerning Reporting A/N/E?   Abuse Neglect And Exploitation Reporting: When to Report ANE?  Where to Report ANE?  Who Do I Report It To-DFPS/DADS/Police?  Why Should I Report It? Are there Consequences For Not Reporting?  Is Retaliation Allowed When Staff, Family or Individual Reports Suspected A/N/E? What is My Responsibility?  Who Can Report ANE?  Documentation:  Incident Reports, Direct Support Staff/Residential Notes, etc….

Responsibilities of the Facility/Provider after A/N/E Has Been Reported:  ANE Follow Up Checklist Tool, Expectations From DADS/HHSC, TDFPS.  Notification of The Right People.  Timelines For Notification. Keeping the Alleged Perpetrator From The Individual, if Appropriate,  Psychological & Medical Assistance For The Individual, When Appropriate,   Importance of Follow Up Documentation:  Progress Notes, Emails and Faxes, Nursing Notes, QIDP Notes, Administrator Notes, etc…  

Surveys Resulting From ANE Allegation Investigation and/or Follow Up, Plans of Correction For Specific ICF Federal Tags- In Particular- Immediate Jeopardy related to any ANE Allegations.

**All attendees will receive webinar link, handouts, recommended forms, and resources once they pay for session.  Session will be recorded as well and you will receive email in 1-2 days after webinar with link to invite you to watch the video at later date again if necessary.                                  

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 $30 as of 01/25/18.

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.    

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