New Appeals Rules, Effective Jan. 1

New rules regarding the appeals process became effective Jan. 1. The rules can be found at Texas Administrative Code, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 110.

The rules move appeal cases for Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living administrative penalties, contract terminations, vendor holds, recoupments, and denial of payment from the HHSC Appeals Division to the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).

The rules also clarify that both Long-term Care Regulation and Provider Investigations employee misconduct registry cases for any LTCR-regulated provider type will be heard by SOAH.