“Quality Assurance, Survey & Billing Audit Prep In The HCS Program-2017 Update” (Austin, TX)

November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – November 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Staybridge Suites- Austin South IH 35
901 Little Texas Ln
Austin, TX 78745
Meghan Jones


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 


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!



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.