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Web-based Training

Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver Programs

Abuse Neglect and Exploitation Competency Training and Exam

Abuse Neglect and Exploitation Competency Training and Exam (December 6, 2018)

This training is designed to meet the basic ANE training requirements for staff providing direct care in a community setting. By the end of the training, staff should be able to identify which acts constitute ANE, how to recognize ANE, understand risk factors for ANE, and what methods can be used to address ANE. Additionally, this training includes an introduction to trauma and its impact on the people we serve.

Service providers must complete a test with a score of 80 percent or higher. A training certificate can be printed at the end of this training and kept in staff personnel files to meet training requirements. Additionally, an email will be sent to HHSC to document completion of this training.

Alternatives for Children Not in the Medically Dependent Children Program

Alternative Resources for Children When Not Enrolled in MDCP (Jan. 27, 2015)
This course will help participants identify alternative resources to share with families when individuals are not eligible to receive services through MDCP.

Deaf-Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver

DBMD Waiver (Nov. 28, 2016)
This course provides DBMD providers with information on developing and completing a successful service planning packet. This training includes information regarding:

  • Submitting enrollment, renewal, and revision individual plan of care packets
  • Completing IPC forms, transfers, intellectual disability/related condition assessment forms, and individual program plans
  • The most common mistakes made with each of these.

Service providers must complete a test with a score of 80 percent or higher and print a certificate of completion.

Community First Choice

Community First Choice in the HCS and TxHmL Programs (Jan. 29, 2016)
This training discusses the implementation of Community First Choice as it applies to individuals receiving services through the HCS and TxHmL waiver programs. Topics in this training include:

  • CFC services
  • Provider qualifications
  • Eligible living environments
  • Individual plan of care renewal
  • Other important CFC service coordination topics such as transportation, financial management services and monitoring.

This training is mandatory for all HCS and TxHmL service coordinators and includes a quiz with a minimum required score.

Behavioral Support Services

HCS and TxHmL Behavioral Support Services Provider Policy Training (March 3, 2015)

This course informs service providers of behavioral support services in the HCS and TxHmL programs related to the provision of behavioral support services in those programs.

Behavioral support service providers currently providing services to individuals must complete this WBT prior to June 1, 2015. All new behavior support service providers must complete the WBT before providing services to an individual. All providers must complete the course every three years.

To document successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the certificate provided at the end of the training and submit a copy to a program provider with whom they are employed or contracted.

Primary Home Care

Primary Home Care Rules (Feb. 2, 2011)
This course is intended for providers who have contracted with to provide attendant care services for the PHC, Community Attendant Services or Family Care programs.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies

This course covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies based on the agency’s annual report.

Assisted Living Facilities

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in ALFs — Fiscal Year 2017 (July 13, 2018)

Day Activity and Health Services

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in DAHS — Fiscal Year 2017 (June 5, 2018)

Home and Community-based Services

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in Home and Community-based Services (HCS) — Fiscal Year 2017 (July 13, 2018)

Home and Community Support Services Agencies

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in HCSSAs — Fiscal Year 2017 (April 16, 2018)

Hospice

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies in Hospice — Fiscal Year 2017 (April 23, 2018)

Intermediate Care Facilities

Nursing Facilities

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

PASRR 101

PASRR 101 (Aug. 1, 2017)
This course is geared toward nursing facility employees and is designed to deliver information about the role nursing facility employees play in the PASRR process. This course will focus on

  • The purpose of PASRR
  • State and federal regulations which govern the PASRR process
  • Types of admissions,
  • Screening and specialized services
  • This course provides an overview of each aspect of the PASRR process.

PASRR PE

PASRR PE: What Nursing Facilities Need to Know (Aug. 1, 2017)
This course explains the PASRR Evaluation and how the PE impacts the nursing facility  and the individuals served in the NF. PL1: Back to Basics should be completed as a prerequisite for this training.

PASRR Rules

PASRR Rules: TAC Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB (Aug. 1, 2017)
This course discusses nursing facility responsibilities related to PASRR found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB.

PL1 Screening Form

PASRR PL1: Back to Basics (Aug. 1, 2017)
This course reviews the PL1 form in a section-by-section manner. Participants will be asked to take notes on a blank PL1 form as they complete the training. At the conclusion of the training, participants will understand how to complete the PL1 screening form, and will be familiar with the following PL1 topics:

  • Admissions
  • Transfers
  • Discharges
  • Changes of Ownership

Specialized Services

PASRR Specialized Services Training (Aug. 1, 2017)

This course explains the nursing facility's role in the PASRR specialized services process. The training discusses how the interdisciplinary team:

  • Determines specialized services for individuals,
  • How the facility can bill for those services
  • The difference between habilitative and rehabilitative services

Other Courses

Annual Mandatory Training for Assisted Living Facilities

Annual Mandatory Training for Assisted Living Facilities (July 13, 2018)
The Texas Health and Safety Code requires Managers in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and State employees who inspect ALFs to take this training annually.

Complaint and Incident Intake

Complaint and Incident Intake (June 22, 2018)
This course provides an overview for how to efficiently submit a complete incident report to Complaint and Incident Intake.

Plan of Removal

Plan of Removal (July 11, 2018)
This course provides a reference guide for a plan of removal and shows how such a plan differs from a plan of correction.

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Assisted Living Facilities

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for ALFs (June 7, 2018)

Day Activity and Health Services

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for DAHS (Oct. 30, 2017)

Home and Community Support Services Agencies

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for HCSSAs (Jan. 11, 2018)

Intermediate Care Facilities

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for ICFs/IDD (Jan. 30, 2018)

Nursing Facilities

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities (July 15, 2011)
Note: This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.