HHSC Publishes Guidance for FMSAs and CDS Employers for COVID-19 (IL 2021-54)

November 19, 2021

HHSC has published IL 2021-54 (PDF). This is a revision to Information Letter 2021-17, first published on Feb. 26, 2021. It provides guidance about the permanent option to allow for virtual (i.e., audio-visual) CDS employer orientations and to no longer allow audio only CDS employer orientations.
FMSAs, CDS employers and designated representatives must follow state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policy letters on Medicaid services. HHSC reminds CDS employers and DRs that a service backup plan is required and should be in place.

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