Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Mistakes & Practical Solutions
- 1.25 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate
Summary: Understand TX ANE regulations & process with this program.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]development and interpretation of agency policies
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §558.260[a]risk assessment and management
Faculty: Brooks, Troy
Program Description: Texas has some of the most stringent regulations related to
the identification and investigation of suspected ANE in home health and hospice. In this program Troy Brooks discusses the rules that dictate an
agency’s policies and responses to suspected ANE. He also examines common
mistakes that agencies make with regard to ANE complaints and practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to
the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations. Presentation Date: 11.18.2014
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
- Identify the rule that addresses self-reported incidents of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, for Home and Community Support Services Agencies.
- Identify two laws that provide definitions for ANE as it is used in § 97.249.
- Describe the key elements that a policy to enforce §558.249 should include.
- Discuss one consequence for failing to properly self-report ANE.
About the Presenters:
Troy Brooks, JD, is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas
Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health
agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in
negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas.
 Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Mistakes & Practical Solutions