Appendices

Appendix I, TXHML, Mutually Exclusive Services

Appendix II, TXHML, HIV/AIDS in the Workplace

Appendix III, TXHML, Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities

Appendix IV, TXHML, List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE)

Appendix V, TXHML, Advance Directives

Appendix VI, TXHML, Appendix VI, Retired Information Letters

Revision 15-1; Effective December 11, 2015

 

 

The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) will from time to time retire Information Letters (ILs) when policy has expired, retired or been replaced with new information.

Content in this handbook and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) supersedes any previous ILs or similar guidance published by DADS. The ILs retired as a result are listed below. DADS recommends that providers remove these ILs from their records to ensure they reference the most current information. Any letters or program guidance issued prior to Internet accessibility is null and void, including policy previously sent by U.S. mail.

Number Title Date
Posted
Date
Removed
09-155 Personal Care Services (PCS) and Home and Community-based Services (HCS) or Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Program Services Replaced by IL 2015-71 12/14/2009 11/03/2015
09-153 Personal Care Services (PCS) and Waiver Services Replaced by IL 2015-71 10/30/2009 11/03/2015

Appendix VII, Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions List

View the Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions List at:

https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/providers/health/icd10-codes.pdf

Appendix VIII, Solicitation Prohibition

Appendix IX, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Training and Competency Test

Revision 19-2; Effective June 5, 2019

 

1. Requirement to Train Staff Members, Service Providers, and Volunteers

As required by program rule, a Texas Home Living Program provider must ensure their staff members, service providers and volunteers are:

  1. trained on:
    • acts that constitute abuse, neglect and exploitation;
    • signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect and exploitation; and
    • methods to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation; and
  2. knowledgeable of:
    • acts that constitute abuse, neglect and exploitation;
    • signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect and exploitation; and
    • methods to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation; and
  3. instructed to report to Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) immediately, but not later than one hour, after having knowledge or suspicion that an individual has been, or is being, abused, neglected or exploited by:
  4. provided with these instructions described in paragraph c of this section, in writing.

 

2. Optional Computer-Based Training and Competency Test

A TxHmL Program provider has the option of having their staff members, service providers and volunteers complete HHSC’s ANE Competency Training. The completion of the computer-based training by employees, agents, and subcontractors meets the requirement in Section 1a of this appendix.

If staff members, service providers and volunteers complete HHSC’s ANE Competency Final Test, they must receive a score of at least 80 percent.

The completion of the competency test by staff members, service providers and volunteers meets the requirement in Section 1b of this appendix.

Staff members, service providers and volunteers must first sign up on the Learning Portal to have access to HHSC approved trainings, including this ANE training, entitled ANE Competency Training and Exam (online). The ANE training is found in Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports Training under the Health and Human Services Commission Courses tab.

Link to the Learning Portal homepage: https://learningportal.dfps.state.tx.us/

 

3. Documentation Requirements

Program providers must maintain records documenting staff members, service providers, and volunteers have received training on ANE. If using HHSC’s ANE Competency Training as evidence of ANE training, the TxHmL Program provider must maintain a copy of the certificate generated from the HHSC’s ANE Competency Final Test for each staff member, service provider and volunteer. The program provider must maintain training records in accordance with 40 TAC §49.307 Record Retention and Disposition.