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Nov
2
Thu
“Quality Assurance, Survey & Billing Audit Prep In The HCS Program-2017 Update” (Austin, TX) @ Staybridge Suites- Austin South IH 35
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

 

Day 1 (November 2nd, 2017) 

Day 2 (November 3rd, 2017) 

Location:  Staybridge Suites Austin South IH35  (Austin, TX) 

Address: 901 Little Texas Lane, Bldg. #F Austin, Tx. 78745  (Closest intersection:  Stassney Lane/S. IH35)                Hotel Contact#: (512) 677-6000

Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Our special rate is:  $109 per night for a King.   Please tell them you are attending training session presented by “Twogether Consulting” at the hotel conference room.

  • Instructor:   Julie Blacklock/ IDD Consultant
  • 10 hrs of Social Work CEU’s available for this session
  •  (Please notify Meghan Jones at Registration if you need CEU’s)

 

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

Topics:

Day 1:  Provider Responsibilities Vs. LIDDA Responsibilities, Communication & Timelines, PDP Vs. IP, What Is The “Back-Up Plan” and Why Do We Need Them? Quality Assurance Tool for Care Coordination and separate tool for Nursing services, 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). Discussion of New IPC-3608.  Discussion of Survey Expectations Concerning  Content of  The Implementation Plan & Monitoring of Progress/Lack of Progress for Objectives.  

Day 2:  Review of DADS & The BON’s  Expectations for Nursing Services That Surveyors Will Want To See.  QA Tools.   Changes in The Survey Process, Appeal Process for Survey, and New Survey Feedback Form.  Changes In the Billing Audit Process, How To Prepare For Billing Audits and Changes in Billable Services, Transition Assistance Services, Pre-Enrollment Minor Home Modification Assessments, Pre-Enrollment Minor Home Modifications funding     **All attendees will receive a manual with handouts, recommended forms, and resources.      Survey-Icon 2                            

See Agenda below:  Be sure to print it out for attendee or download and forward to them!

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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.  

Please make your payment by Oct. 25, 2017. Cost goes up to $325 after the 25th!

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.  **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

For  Other Hotels nearbye, please contact Meghan Jones for assistance.

 

 

 

 

      

Nov
6
Mon
New Provider “Start-Up”-Part I- Webinar (HCS-Waiver) @ (Webinar)
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Part I (November 6th, 2017) – 9:00am – 11:30am            Had to reschedule!

 Part II November 13th, 2017  (You can pay & register for one or both sessions below)

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For: New HCS Providers and those applying to be New HCS Providers including:

( Owners, Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Nurses, Etc…) 

You will receive a link to the “go to webinar” session once you have registered with Meghan and we have received payment, with reminder notices to your email and handouts will be sent by email no later than 1 day prior to the webinar.

Topics: Resources at DADS-Texas Administrative Code/Billing Guidelines/HCS Handbook, Marketing Tips, Basic Start-Up Process Packet-How To Set Up Consumer Charts (Paper or Electronic).  Interacting with the Local IDD Authorities- LIDDA vs. HCS Provider Duties, Consumer Admissions, Transfer, Temporary Discharge (Suspension), Permanent Discharge (Termination), What is a PDP (Person Directed Plan), IP (Implementation Plan)etc… **All attendees will receive handouts, recommended forms, and resource     

Pay for Part I :  November 6th, 2017 9-11:30am 

Pay for Part I & II below:  November 6th, 2017-  9-11:30am and November 13th, 2017-  9-11:30am

Part II is a continuation and will also include the following information:  Setting Up SSI, Monitoring Medicaid Eligibility & Problems That May Arise, Putting Service Delivery Logs/Notes  in place, Billable Services on the Individual Plan of Care (IPC), Contracting Services On The IPC, and Discussion of How To Start Billing/Reimbursement Process.  Some Discussion of CARE System.   .

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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

Nov
13
Mon
“Common Nursing Citations Noted At HCS & TXHML Surveys” Prevention & Corrective Action Planning ( Austin, TX) @ Staybridge Suites- Austin South IH 35
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day 1 (Nov. 13th, 2017) – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Rescheduled from Oct. 5th, 2017

Location: “Staybridge Suites South. IH 35 ”  901 Little Texas Lane, Austin, TX (Bldg. #F)  Conference room

Closest Intersection  (Stassney Lane/S. IH 35)

  • Cost: $200
  • No CNE’s for this session!  We are offering 8 hrs of SW CEU’s, if requested at registration.
  • Manual included in the cost

Topics: Common Nursing Citations that Twogether Consulting has seen while they have been “on site” assisting HCS & TXHmL providers with survey return preparation and  corrective action plans.   Hints on how to prevent these citations and how to provide evidence of correction, including some basic policies, protocol, and CAP’s to put in place.  

We will be discussing problem areas, such as:  Having Appropriate Policy and Procedure, How and What to Track As A Nurse, When and How to Do The Comprehensive Nursing Assessments, Providing Appropriate Billable Nursing Justifications, Developing and Incorporating The Nursing Service Plan/Nursing IP, Nurses role in the Nursing Section of the IP, Monitoring of Meds, Appts., Health Status and Stability of Health Status.  Providing Special Needs Inservicing and Ongoing Inservicing, and Documentation Issues,    

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 samples, and resources.

For: Nurses, Care Coordinators/CM’s, Program Administrators/ Directors, Quality Assurance staff

Applicable Programs: HCS & TXHmL

See agenda below:

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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.  Meghan can give you info. on area hotels as well.  Class space limited. Sign up soon.

Early bird registration ends: October 1st, 2017. Cost goes up to $225!

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.  **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

 

New Provider “Start-Up”-Part II- Webinar (HCS-Waiver) @ (Webinar)
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Part II (November 13th, 2017) – 9:00am – 11:30am              

Part 1 is on November 6th.   You can register and pay for part I & II together  on Part I calendar link.

If you just want to register and pay for part II only, cost is $75

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For: New HCS Providers  & Those Applying To Be HCS Providers:

( Includes:  Owners, Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Nurses, Etc…) 

You will receive a link to the “go to webinar” session once you have registered with Meghan and we have received payment, with reminder notices to your email and handouts will be sent by email no later than 1 day prior to the webinar.

Topics: Continued from Part I-Resources at DADS, Basic Start-Up Process Packet-How To Set Up Consumer Charts (Paper or Electronic).  Interacting with the Local IDD Authority-HCS Provider Vs. LIDDA, Consumer Admissions, Transfer, Temporary Discharge (Suspension), Permanent Discharge (Termination), Setting Up SSI, Monitoring Medicaid Eligibility & Problems That May Arise, Putting Service Delivery Logs/Notes  in place, Services on the Individual Plan of Care (IPC) including Community First Choice Services, Contracting Out Services On The IPC, and Discussion of How To Start Billing/Reimbursement Process.  Some Discussion of CARE System.   . **All attendees will receive handouts, recommended forms, and resource     

 

 

Click on “training calender” at www.twogetherconsulting.com and then click on ” Part I/calendar” to pay for both part I and II

 

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

Nov
20
Mon
“Changes In The Survey Process- What Does This Mean For The Provider” For HCS & TXHML Programs (Webinar) @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar
“Changes In The Survey Process- What Does This Mean For The Provider”
This Session is For HCS & TXHML  Programs
 
Date:  November 20th, 2017
Time:  10 AM-12:30 PM
QA Session from 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost:  $30 per person

For:  Program Administrators, Program Directors, Care Coordinators/Case Managers, Nurses, QA 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 or received by check.                
 
Topics:
Changes in Survey & Appeal Process, including but not limited: Corrective Action Plans, Citations of a Serious Nature-and How to Address, Changes in The Way Providers Might Prepare for Survey, When Surveys Can Occur For Different Reasons, Timelines for Specific Responses, Update on Administrative Penalties, etc…

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  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709
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Nov
27
Mon
(WEBINAR) TaskMaster Pro-“Utilization of Nursing Components of the Program” Part I @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Nov 27 @ 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

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Date:  11/27/17
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.

Title

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

Description

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.

Topics:
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: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 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.

Nov
30
Thu
“Developing The IP Using PCT (Implementation Plan) in The HCS Program” (Webinar) @ "Go To Webinar" (Webinar)
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar
“Developing The Implementation Plan Using Person Centered Thinking
In The HCS & TxHmL Program”
Date:  November 3oth, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM-12:30 PM
QA Session from 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm 
Cost:  $45 per person
 This is the “shortened version” of this class-for the complete training, please attend one of our live 1-day training sessions, coming in the near future

For:  Program Administrators, Program Directors, Care Coordinators, LIDDA Representatives- Service Coordinators, etc..

 

Webinar will be via “Go To Meeting”
Instructions  for the webinar and training handout will be sent to your email, after payment is made online or check is received.                
 
Topics:

A review of basic components of a PDP (Person Directed Plan) completed by the LIDDA service coordinator and how this fits in with the IP (Implementation Plan) completed by the HCS provider.

Review of IP components and how to use the PDP to develop the complete IP. Review of some sample IP’S for various services on the IPC ( Individual Plan of Care).

Defining the terms: Action Plan, Desired Outcome, Objective, strategies, justifications.

 

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  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709
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