IL 2022-52 is posted on the HHS site CLASS, DBMD, HCS, TxHml, STAR Kids, STAR+Plus HCBS, STAR+MDCP and CDS.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has reopened the ARPA HCBS Provider Retention Payments Attestation and Initial Report. The Attestation and Initial Report were initially open from May 18, 2022 to Aug. 15, 2022. HHSC has extended the deadline to 30 calendar days after the end of the federally-declared novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). If the deadline falls on a weekend day, national holiday, or state holiday, then the deadline will fall on the following business day. The official federally-declared COVID-19 PHE notifications can be viewed here.
The Final Report has also opened and is due 30 calendar days after the end of the federally-declared COVID-19 PHE. If the deadline falls on a weekend day, national holiday, or state holiday, then the deadline will fall on the following business day.
The Attestation, Initial Report and Final Report can be accessed on the HHSC Provider Finance Department Long-term Services and Supports website here. In addition, the Financial Management Services Agencies Templates, a FAQ document, a compliance list, and other information can be viewed on the same website.
More information regarding ARPA HCBS Provider Recruitment and Retention Payments, including the list of eligible provider types, is available on the HHSC Provider Finance website and outlined in the above linked Information Letter.
For questions, email PFD-LTSS@hhs.texas.gov or call 512-867-7817.