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    The term "negotiated rulemaking" specifies a particular process to be used to draft a proposed rule. This process provides for a group of 12-15 stakeholders who represent differing interests affected by the proposed rule to negotiate and potentially reach agreement on a proposed rule.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    HHSC is mandated to create and provide nursing facilities with one of the posters required by Texas Administrative Code, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 554, §554.1921(e), the notice of how to file a complaint, giving the toll-free telephone number. This page provides information on how to obtain these posters.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized collection of demographic and clinical information that describes a person's overall condition. All licensed nursing facilities in Texas are required to submit MDS assessments for all residents admitted into their facility. The current version is MDS 3.0.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 26, 2023

    Long-Term Care Regulation staff and program providers are invited to attend the following trainings hosted in February. Please verify if registering for a webinar or in-person class.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 25, 2023

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued QSO-23-05-NH and QSO-23-06-ALL.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 13, 2023

    HHSC will submit a final Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The STP is posted for public comment.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 12, 2023

    A recording of the Jan. 11 assisted living facility updates webinar with HHSC Long-term Care Regulation is now available.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 11, 2023

    Following the repeal of the Assisted Living Facility COVID-19 Emergency Rules, HHSC Long-term Care Regulation (LTCR) has retired the COVID-19 Response Plan for ALFs and the ALF Frequently Asked Questions document, effective Jan. 10, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 6, 2023

    HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation and DSHS will host a Nursing Facility Provider Webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 2–4 p.m.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 3, 2023

    Long-Term Care Regulation staff and program providers are invited to attend the following trainings hosted in January.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    December 29, 2022

    A recording of the Dec. 14 nursing facility updates webinar with HHSC Long-term Care Regulation and the Department of State Health Services is now available.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    December 28, 2022

    HHSC encourages long-term care facilities and agencies to review and update emergency plans for freezing temperatures and snow.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    December 27, 2022

    The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released a Spanish version of the current Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate (OOH DNR) order.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    December 23, 2022

    HHSC is sharing a communication tool that can be used to enhance communications between Long-term Care (LTC) providers and dialysis facilities.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    December 22, 2022

    HHSC published an alert on Dec. 21, 2022, informing long-term care providers that expedited delivery is available for a limited time for personal protective equipment through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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