Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Updates to Medicaid Payment Rates Agenda

July 20, 2022 - 1:00 pm

United States

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed updates to Medicaid payment rates resulting from Calendar Fee Review Medical Transportation Program (MTP)

Due to the declared state of disaster stemming from COVID-19, this hearing will be conducted online only. To join the hearing from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, register for the hearing in advance here.

Webinar ID: 194-399-795
Conference Number (for those who use phone Audio and not a computer): +1 (415) 665-0052
Please note, in order to receive an audio PIN to speak, registration is required.

The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements. A recording of the hearing will be archived and can be accessed on-demand here.

Proposal.  The effective date of the proposed payment rates for the Medical Transportation Program is July 1, 2022.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code

§355.8561, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for the Medical Transportation Program.

Rate Hearing Packet.  A briefing packet describing the proposed payment rates will be made available here on or after July 10, 2022. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing packet on or after that date by contacting Provider Finance by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at

Written Comments.  Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted instead of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or e-mail:

U.S. Mail
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Provider Finance, Mail Code H-400
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail or special delivery mail
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Provider Finance, Mail Code H-400
North Austin Complex
4601 W Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78751

Phone number for package delivery: (512) 730-7401

Attention: Provider Finance at (512) 730-7475


Preferred Communication.  During the current state of disaster due to COVID-19, physical forms of communication are checked with less frequency than during normal business operations.  For quickest response, and to help curb the possible transmission of infection, please use e-mail or phone if possible, for communication with HHSC related to this rate hearing.

Persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should call Provider Finance at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.