Initial Phase One Curriculum [8HRs] for New Admins & Alternates

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[PKG_PH1] Initial Phase One Curriculum [8HRs] for New Administrators and Alternates
For All Provider Types - Curriculum Revised Feb2019


Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate
    • 8.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 5.5 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 curriculum provides six (6) programs produced by TAHCH & HCIN to specifically satisfy TX §558.259( c ), the Initial 8 hour training requirement prior to designation as a new administrator or alternate administrator. This curriculum is applicable to all HCSSA license types.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency [Program 3131]
  • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency [Programs 3130,3131,3142,3143,1354], including:
    • §558.259[c][2](A)Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Home and Community Support Services, and Chapter 250, Nurse Aide Registry and Criminal History Checks of Employees and Applicants for Employment in Certain Facilities Serving the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities
    • §558.259[c][2](B)Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
    • §558.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
    • §558.259[c][2](D)Civil Rights Act of 1991
    • §558.259[c][2](E)Rehabilitation Act of 1993
    • §558.259[c][2](F)Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
    • §558.259[c][2](G)Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements

Curriculum Description: This curriculum provides six (6) programs produced by TAHC & HCIN to address TX §558.259( c ), satisfying the Initial 8 hour training requirement prior to designation as a new administrator or alternate administrator. It provides 8.5 hours of credit; new administrators receive even more useful information than is required by the minimum standard of the regulation through this high-quality TAHCH & HCIN training.

Each new administrator & alternate administrator candidate must subscribe individually to this curriculum. A subscription provides sixty (60) days 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 title & number along with the specific regulatory citation and date of completion.


PROGRAMs INCLUDED IN THIS INITIAL PHASE ONE CURRICULUM:


[3130] Navigating and Understanding the Importance of Employment Law
How understanding these laws can reduce your legal risk.

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.25 Clock Hrs

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency, including:
  • §558.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
  • §558.259[c][2](D)Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • §558.259[c][2](E)Rehabilitation Act of 1993
  • §558.259[c][2](F)Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Program Description: In this presentation employment lawyers Angelo Spinola and Melissa Judd from Littler Mendelson guide you through the alphabet soup of employment law and explain how understanding these laws can reduce your legal risk. You will gain an understanding of recent legislative and litigation trends – including recordkeeping, time keeping systems, off-the-clock work, independent contractors, and best practices for disciplining and terminating employees. You will also learn how to identify problems and solutions, and use the resources available to you to keep your business on the right track.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will identify how to remain in compliance with wage and hour laws.

TAHCH Faculty/Presenter: Angelo Spinola & Melissa Judd, Littler Mendelson

About the Presenter:
Angelo Spinola
regularly represents employers across the country in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. Appearing on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the United States, Angelo has litigated all types of discrimination cases, including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, harassment and retaliation. Additionally, Angelo regularly assists employers to promote an issue-free work environment through counseling, training and other preventive strategies. He also conducts training on employment-related issues for management personnel, lawyers and human resources professionals and is a regular speaker before business organizations and human resource groups on a wide variety of employment law topics.

About the Presenter:
Melissa Judd
Shareholder with Littler Mendelson, is an ardent advocate, offers candid advice, and helps devise business-oriented solutions to maximize positive results and mitigate risk for her clients. Melissa represents and counsels management clients in connection with a wide array of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws. She provides advice to her clients regarding best employment practices and on various employment concerns to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with federal, state, or local laws, including resolving wage-and-hour concerns and conducting effective investigations related to employee misconduct or allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.


[3131] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2018]
An extensive 2-part presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs).

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • Part 1: 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
    • Part 2: 2.0 Clock Hr(s)
    • Total : 3.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • Part 1: 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • Part 2: 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • Total : 3.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 11.12.2020

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education 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.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

    • §558.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency
    • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency, including:
      • §558.259[c][2][A]the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Home and Community Support Services, and Chapter 250, Nurse Aide Registry and Criminal History Checks of Employees and Applicants for Employment in Certain Facilities Serving the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities
      • §558.259[c][2][B]the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
      • §558.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
      • §558.259[c][2][G]the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements
    • §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives
    • §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality
    • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
    • §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution

Program Description: This is rich-media capture of an interactive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs), which reviews required topics such as the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, and its intent as it relates to HCSSA licensing standards that must be met by an administrator or alternate administrator. This presentation covers the administrator’s responsibilities related to:

  • advance directives
  • client rights
  • complaints
  • other state and federal statutes and regulations such as:
    • Chapter 250
    • Nurse Aide Registry
    • Criminal History Checks of Employees
    • Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
  • Revised rule changes
  • policy interpretation
  • application of the regulations by surveyors for compliance

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Learners will actively participate in the learning activity and apply the Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) licensure regulations successfully to their daily practice.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Rachel Hammon,BSN, RN, Executive Director for TAHC&H / Marissa Machado, Chief Operating Officer for TAHC&H

About the Presenter: Rachel Hammon received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. She has 23 years of experience in nursing with 19 years’ experience in the home health industry. During her employment with a home health agency, she served in many roles, which gave her a diverse knowledge of the industry. At the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Rachel assisted member agencies with compliance with state and federal laws, served as a liaison with state and federal government officials and on the Nurse Practice Advisory Committee for the Board of Nurse Examiners. As the Executive Director, Rachel is responsible for implementing the mission of the association which is to advocate for ethical practices, quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. As part of that advocacy she routinely works with legislators and state agency staff on legislation and policy that affects the home care industry.

About the Presenter: Marissa Flores Machado is Chief Operation Officer at TAHC&H. Her work experience in the health home and hospice industry began in 1981. With over 35 years’ of industry experience she recently worked at DataLogic Software, Inc., an HHSC EVV Vendor, as their Compliance Director. Her previous work experience was at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) where she credentialed and licensed HCSSAs; and before that she worked at Girling Health Care, Inc. in various corporate positions ensuring safety and compliance.


[2249] Introduction to DADS Regulatory Responsibility & The Regulatory Survey Process

An introduction to DADS regulatory responsibilities, the survey process, QAPI, IRoD, enforcement actions and civil money penalties...perfect for new agency administrators and start-ups.

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Initial Education
    • 0.75 Clock Hrs

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting

Program Description:This program provides an introduction to DADS regulatory responsibilities, the survey process, how to recognize deficient practices, how your agency's Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement [QAPI] is factored into any decision to cite non-compliance, and the enforcement process including the Informal Review of Deficiencies [IRoD] and administrative penalties.

Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:

  • Describe DADS' Regulatory Services responsibility
  • Identify the 6 tasks in the survey process
  • Explain the importance of the Quality assessment and Performance Improvement Program and who is responsible for its implementation

TAHCH Faculty/Presenter: Chavez, Yolanda [DADS]

About the Presenter: Yolanda Chavez, BSN, RN, is a HCSSA Policy Specialist for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services [DADS/HHS]. In this role Yolanda reviews, provides analysis of and response to state and federal regulatory inquiries.


[3142] Advanced Concepts in Compliance: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA] – A hard pill to swallow
Refresh your memory, get up to date with recent developments and identify strategies to mitigate your risks.

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 11.13.2020
  • Social Worker
    • 1.0 CEU

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education 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.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA] is no longer a minor! More than 21 years have passed since it became law and it is still a compliance headache for healthcare providers. Never fear…compliance is achievable! Refresh your memory, get up to date with recent developments and identify strategies to mitigate your risks.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by adhering to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Audit Program in an effort to protect patient privacy.

TAHCH Faculty/Presenter: Luis J. Acevedo, Acevedo & Edwards, PLLC

About the Presenter:
Luis J. Acevedo, Esq.
has substantial experience in executive management of large healthcare corporations, as well as extensive knowledge of Health Law including licensing, access, regulation, compliance, Stark Law, anti-kickback and e-health. He offers impressive experience in healthcare transactions, corporate and business counseling. Mr. Acevedo has used his extensive background to help health care clients with sales and transactions, to resolve internal conflicts, as well as conflicts with government agencies.


[3143] All in a Day’s Work… “Surveyor is in the Lobby!”
Master your administrative responsibilities before a surveyor appears in the lobby!

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Initial Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 11.13.2020

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education 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.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting

Program Description: Administrators of home health and hospice agencies are responsible for implementing and supervising the administrative policies and operations of the agency AND for supervising the provision of all services to agency clients on a day-to-day basis. The time to ensure that you have mastered these responsibilities is not when the surveyor is in the lobby! This discussion of Chapter 97 rules can potentially improve your survey outcomes and increase the likelihood of sustained success for surveys to come.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will actively engage in the activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by ensuring that agencies’ clinical practices and documentation are in compliance with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) licensure regulations to ensure successful surveys and optimal patient care.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Dana Madison, RN, BSN, MBA, Administrator/Owner, BSA Compassion Home Care; Mary Helen Tieken, RN, BSN, President, Nurses in Touch, Inc.

About the Presenter:
Dana Madison
is the Administrator / Co-Owner of BSA Compassion Home Care in Amarillo, Tx as well as the Alternate Administrator / Co-Owner of two PAS agencies in Lubbock and Amarillo. Dana's health care experience includes working as a RN for 39 years, hospital administration for 2 years, Practice Manager of a physicians' practice for 8 years and a home health administrator and owner for 24 years. Dana received her BSN from Texas Women's University in Denton and a MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Dallas. Dana served as the President of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice from 2010-2012 and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Board of TAHCH.

About the Presenter:
Mary Helen Tieken
is the Owner/Administrator of Nurses In Touch, Inc., a licensed and certified home health and hospice agency she established in 1990 in Floresville, Texas. She has been a registered nurse for 32 years with a background in Oncology, Neurology, and Urology, and has spent the last 27 years in home health and hospice.


[1354] Financial Responsibilities of the Texas HCSSA Administrator

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Initial Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr(s)

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets initial education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
  • §558.260[a][7]financial management

This program covers a variety of topics to provide administrators with knowledge and tools to improve their financial oversight responsibilities. Topics include:

  • cash management techniques for home care
  • banking relationships
  • use and control of bank accounts
  • employer implications of health care reform
  • compliance dates
  • small vs. large employer
  • penalties
  • employer subsidies
  • tax credits
  • required disclosures

TAHCH Faculty/Presenter: Sheldon J. Berman

About the Presenter: Sheldon J. Berman, CPA, CVA, Principal, Simione Consultants, LLC. Shelly Berman is a Principal for Simione Consultants and is responsible for the firm’s Merger & Acquisition Department which includes the supervision and review of merger & acquisition activity for home care, hospice and private duty providers. Shelly has extensive expertise in the valuations of health care and in particular home health care including, but not limited to, providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, home infusion, respiratory, hospice, private duty and medical equipment suppliers. These companies include all auspices of the health care industry. He has performed valuation assignments including merger & acquisition appraisals, sales and divestitures, fairness opinions, shareholder transactions, litigation support and appeared as an expert witness in court proceedings.


[PKG_PH1] Initial Phase One Curriculum [8HRs] for New Administrators and Alternates - Curriculum Revised Feb2019

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