Most Common Citations in TxHmL
We recently reviewed 2017’s Top 10 Frequently-Cited Principles for Home and Community-based Services (HCS) in Texas, and how Focused Software works WITH YOU to improve your survey results. This week, we’re moving on to Texas Home Living (TxHmL). The TxHmL program began as an “HCS-Lite” waiver, intended to provide similar supports at a lower cost due to the omission of a residential component. It’s grown into a long-term solution for many people with IDD and their families, providing supports not otherwise accessible during the interminable wait for HCS funding.
For providers, there is no “lite” version of the rules – managing TxHmL programs requires disciplined, stringent adherence to many of the same processes used in HCS. Focused Software has built -in many tools and quality features that assist TxHmL providers to ensure continuous compliance, and we’re now offering even more support with our “Offline Documents” for FS customers! Here’s the first half of the Top 10 TxHmL Citations rundown:
This rule is comparable to HCS’s 40 TAC §9.178(f) and (p), which require the establishment of an ongoing consumer/advocate advisory committee (CAAC) that meets at least quarterly and a review of all the same data points. Many Program Providers who operate both HCS and TxHmL services choose to operate these reviews simultaneously, to review and discuss improvements for both programs. Because FS has provided a fillable form to document CAAC meetings, TxHmL providers can benefit, as well! As a Focused Software customer, you’ll have access to this and other useful documents which help keep your operations in compliance!
Focused Software’s brand-new Consents feature has you covered! A template for acknowledging TxHmL Provider Obligations can be created and made available to document this information! Because we’ve included online signing capabilities, just carry your tablet or your phone with you when you inform people served of these obligations. You, the person receiving services, their guardian/LAR, and a witness can all sign right on the screen! If you’d like help setting up the form, just ask: we can install a template for you and make it available in all your consumer charts!
Documenting training has never been easier than with Focused Software’s newly-released Personnel Checklist! Keep track of training dates, expirations, and you can even upload copies of training acknowledgements, certificates and tests!
Stay tuned – next week, we’ll cover the top 5! Is your “problem principle” not listed in the Top 10? Contact us today – we’ll be happy to provide a free, no-obligation demonstration of the Focused Software Electronic Health Record, discuss provider operations and brainstorm with you so you can discover how FS can help address your challenge areas!
Photographs: Matthew Sleeper (Adventure Begins Picture); Geralt (Top 10 picture); Steve Johnson (#9,8,7 picture); Clem Onojeghuo (#6 picture)