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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
[Revised 12.05.17]

Education-Training Credits:

  • 8.6 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Summary: This curriculum provides seven (7) programs produced by TAHC&H/HCIN to specifically satisfy TX §97.259( c ), the Initial 8 hour training requirement prior to designation as a new administrator or alternate administrator.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency [Programs 468,395,671,672,3101]
  • §97.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency [Programs 468,395], including:
    • §97.259[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 [Program 3101]
    • §97.259[c][2](B)Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly [Program 3101]
    • §97.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act [Program 811]
    • §97.259[c][2](D)Civil Rights Act of 1991 [Program 811]
    • §97.259[c][2](E)Rehabilitation Act of 1993 [Program 811]
    • §97.259[c][2](F)Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 [Program 811]
    • §97.259[c][2](G)Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements [Program 3101]

Faculty: TAHC&H Faculty [See Program Details]

Curriculum Description: This curriculum provides seven (7) programs produced by TAHC&H/HCIN to address TX §97.259( c ), satisfying the Initial 8 hour training requirement prior to designation as a new administrator or alternate administrator. This curriculum provides 8.6 hours of credit; new administrators receive even more useful information than is required by the minimum standard of the regulation through this high-quality TAHC&H/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. Access to program post-tests is provided until tests are successfully completed, even after the subscription access period expires.

This curriculum was revised on 12/05/17. PGM2972, HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators (recorded Nov2016) was replaced by PGM3101, HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators, recorded on November 13, 2017.


PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THIS INITIAL PHASE ONE CURRICULUM


[468] Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirement

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency
  • §97.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
  • §97.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives
  • §97.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality
  • §97.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution
  • §97.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • §97.259[d][8]infection control

Faculty: Hammond, Rachel

Program Description: This program presents the regulations required of home care agencies in order to comply with the rules and provide quality care. Topics covered include:

  • licensing standards
  • state and federal laws applicaple to agencies
  • Advanced Directive law requirements
  • client rights and responsibilities
  • abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • complaints
  • infection control

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

  • Indentify licensing standards, state and federal laws applicable to their agency license
  • Discuss Advance Directive law requirements
  • Discuss Client Rights and responsibilities
  • Identify what qualifies as abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Identify what is considered a complaint
  • Discuss infection control regulations

About the Presenter: Rachel Hammon is the Executive Director of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. At the time of this recording, Rachel was Director of Clinical Practice and Regulatory Affairs for TAHC&H. Rachel has been in health care for 20 years with over 11 years of home care experience, including pediatric case manager, Medicare case manager, Administrator/DON and Corporate Director of Clinical Services, with the majority of her time focused on supervision and management of home care pediatric programs. At TAHC&H, Rachel also provides clinical and technical assistance related to both federal and state regulations. She currently serves on the Nursing Practice Advisory Council for the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.75 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX:
    • §97.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency
    • §97.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
    • §97.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives
    • §97.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality
    • §97.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution
    • §97.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation
    • §97.259[d][8]infection control

[395] Infection Control & OSHA

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency
  • §97.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
  • §97.259[d][8]infection control

Faculty: Wilson, Kim

Program Description: All home care agencies are required to be in compliance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements that protect clients and employees. This program will identify the TX DADS regulations regarding infection control, discuss the Texas Health and Safety Codes, review CFR 1910.1030 related to impact on Home Care practice and discuss OSHA regulations.

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

  • Identify the DADS regulations regarding infection control
  • Discuss the Texas Health and Safety Codes
  • Review CFR 1910.1030 related to impact on home care practice
  • Discuss OSHA regulations

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX:
    • §97.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency
    • §97.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency
    • §97.259[d][8] infection control

[671] QAPI - Basic Texas Requirements

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency

Faculty: Hollers, Kay

Program Description: This program reviews the various quality assessment and performance improvement programs impacting Texas home care providers. Special attention is focused on state HCSSA requirements and the importance of outcome measurement.

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

  • Describe the importance of quality assessment and performance improvement
  • List the basic requirements of such a program in the state of Texas
  • List sources for measures or indicators used to measure quality
  • Describe a means for tracking and trending complaints, incidents and misconduct
  • Incorporate pointers from QAPI into survey readiness of the agency

About the Presenter: Kay Hollers is well known to TAHC&H audiences as she has been active in the teaching, practice, administration and consultation regarding home health and hospice for nearly forty years. Kay holds both a Bachelors in Nursing and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas and a Specialty Certification in health care evaluation from Wayne State University in Detroit. She owned a private pay agency in Austin and is currently the owner of KHollers Consulting in Austin and the Vice President of Home Health Operations for APC Home Health in Harlingen.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( c )(1)

[672] Survey Strategies and Plans of Correction

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency

Faculty: Hollers, Kay

Program Description: This program addresses the steps involved in preparing for a survey and responding when deficiencies are noted. The process to be followed for preparing a plan of correction is discussed in detail.

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

  • List actions to be taken before and during a survey to minimize deficiencies
  • Read a Statement of Deficiencies
  • Prepare a Plan of Correction of Deficiencies
  • Describe when outside help is needed to respond to adverse survey

About the Presenter: Kay Hollers is well known to TAHC&H audiences as she has been active in the teaching, practice, administration and consultation regarding home health and hospice for nearly forty years. Kay holds both a Bachelors in Nursing and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas and a Specialty Certification in health care evaluation from Wayne State University in Detroit. She owned a private pay agency in Austin and is currently the owner of KHollers Consulting in Austin and the Vice President of Home Health Operations for APC Home Health in Harlingen.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( c )(1)

[674] Ethics in the Workplace

Faculty: Cooley, Mary

Program Description: This program focuses on the importance of values and ethics in the workplace. It emphasizes the significance of creating a code of ethics and organizational culture that fosters ethical behavior among leaders and employees.

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

  • Define ethics
  • Define what comprises ethics
  • Discuss development of a code of ethics
  • Discuss five leadership traits of ethical people

About the Presenter: Mary T. Cooley, M.A, SPHR is the Principal Consultant for HR Solutions, LLC, a Albuquerque-based human resource assistance group designed to support profit and non-profit organizations in their ability to attract, retain and motivate employees.Cooley is a regular contributor to the Employment Management Advisor and speaks at conferences across the country on such topics as turnover, retention and customer service.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.6 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[811] Employment Issues and the Law

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act
  • §97.259[c][2](D)Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • §97.259[c][2](E)Rehabilitation Act of 1993
  • §97.259[c][2](F)Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Faculty: Dombi, William

Program Description: Administrators face a challenge to create the work environment and security they want and comply with the law. This session offers a 2008 Employment Law Update -- Newest Legislation, Case Law and Trends for the Home Health Care Provider. Topics include: Wage and Hour Hotspots: Exemptions, Overtime, Deductions related to FMLA, ADA, Civil Rights Act the Rehab Act and On-Call and Travel Time; Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property; The Role of HR in Corporate Compliance, Fraud Allegations and Internal Investigations; Discipline and Discharge - Dancing on the Tightrope and Not Falling Into Despair. Today's Immigration Enforcement Strategy -- Government Targeting Companies Not Illegal Workers and; Managing Employee Leaves.

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

  • Discuss how multiple laws may affect employment issues
  • Discuss why internal policies must be consistent with practices and the law
  • Discuss compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Rehabilitation Act of 1993 and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

About the Presenter: William Dombi is Vice President for Law at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Director of the Center for Health Care Law in Washington, DC. With over 30 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and this year’s historic health care reform . With litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, a nationwide class action against then-HCFA for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act, and litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( c )(2)(C,D,E,F)

[3101] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency
  • §97.259[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
  • §97.259[c][2](B)Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly
  • §97.259[c][2](G)Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements

Faculty: Hammon, Rachel & Machado, Marissa

Program Description: Regulatory compliance is an unrelenting effort that can...and must...be managed.This 3-part program covers key Texas licensure regulations that affect a Texas HCSSA administrator’s day to day managerial responsibilities. Topics include:

  • 40 TAC Ch. 97, including regulations that cover
    • Advance Directives
    • Client Rights
    • Agency Responsibilities
    • Complaints
    • issues related to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Agency licensing law [Health and Safety Code Ch. 142]

Also presented are other laws that affect home care including...but not limited to... Health and Safety code Ch. 250 and HR code 102. New regulatory changes are also covered. Regulatory interpretation, application of the regulations by surveyors and best practices for compliance are also addressed in this extensive program. Presentation Date: 11.13.2017

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

  • Discuss state regulatory changes
  • Discuss licensing structure related to separate entities
  • Discuss key statutes related to Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs)
  • Evaluate Administrator responsibilities/qualifications
  • Identify key management regulations
  • Discuss licensure rules related to survey process

About the Presenters: Rachael Hammon , RN, BSN, Executive Director, Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. Rachel 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 Presenters: Marissa Flores Machadois the TAHC&H Member Success Advocate, Research and Policy Specialist. 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.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 3.5 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259 ( c )(1),(c)(2)(A-B)&(G)

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