Initial 16HR Training Curriculum for TX HCSSA Personal Assistance Services Providers


[PKG_PH2A] Initial 16HR [Phase Two] Training Curriculum for Administrators & Alternates of Personal Assistance Services Providers
Initial Phase Two - Use this package to complete the 24HR Initial training requirement [Revised 3/15/2019]

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate
    • 16.25 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 4.75 Contact Hr(s)

CE Approval Statements:
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of HCSSA Administrator Training by the Texas Health and Human Services / Department of Aging and Disability Services. All programs in this curriculum meet educational training requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Summary: This specially-priced curriculum was created by TAHC&H education and regulatory staff to satisfy TX §558.259( d ), the Initial 16 hour training requirement for a new administrator or alternate administrator of a personal assistance services (PAS) provider type.

HCSSA Topic Requirements for Personal Assistance Services Providers
All Required Topic(s) are addressed by these Programs:

  • §558.259[d][1]information regarding fraud and abuse detection and prevention [Program 3139]
  • §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives [Program 468]
  • §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality [Program 468]
  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities [Programs 672, 674, 1582, 2009, 2173, 2512, 2662, 3106, 3113, 3140]
  • §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution [Program 468]
  • §558.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation [Program 1581]
  • §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation [Program 468,3137]
  • §558.259[d][8]infection control [Program 468,3141]

Curriculum Description: The curriculum includes fifteen (15) programs selected by TAHC&H education and regulatory staff to satisfy TX §558.259( d ), the Initial [16 Hr] training requirement for a new administrator or alternate administrator. It also delivers a $40 savings compared to ordering the 15 programs separately.

This curriculum must be completed within the 12-month period following designation as an administrator or alternate. This curriculum was created for PAS provider types.

Each new administrator & alternate administrator must subscribe individually to this curriculum. A subscription provides six (6) months of program access. Programs can be viewed 24/7, from home or office, unlimited times prior to the subscription expiration. Successful completion of an online post-test generates a printable certificate displaying the registered individual's name, program number and title with reference to the specific regulatory citation and date of completion. Access to the HCIN Learning Gateway continues even after a subscription access period expires providing easy access to training records and completion certificates at any time.

Click Links to see descriptive details for each program.

[468] Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirements Program Details

[672] Survey Strategies and Plans of Correction Program Details

[674] Ethics in the Workplace Program Details

[1581] Emergency Preparedness: Developing a “Plan That Will Stand" Program Details

[1582] Financial Reporting Overview Program Details

[2009] Bigger and Better Customer Service: Winning and Keeping Clients in Today's Market Program Details

[2173] Coordination of Care: Ensuring Effective Communication with ALL of Your Clients' Service Providers Program Details

[2512] Administrator’s Role in Risk Management Program Details

[2662] Achieving Efficiencies in Back Office Staffing & Structure Program Details

[3106] Achieving Regulatory Efficiencies Program Details

[3113] Creating an Effective Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program Program Details

[3137] Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: The Failure to Report Timely Program Details

[3139] Fraud, Waste and Abuse: Ongoing and Unstoppable Program Details

[3140] Advanced Concepts in Employment Law: Doing the Labor and Employment Compliance Dance Program Details

[3141] Infection Control: Maintaining Regulatory Compliance through Excellent Clinical and Administrative Practice Program Details

[PKG_PH2A] Initial Phase Two Curriculum [16HRs] for Personal Assistance Services Providers

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