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    The DBMD program provides home and community-based services to people who are deaf-blind with multiple disabilities as a cost-effective alternative to institutional placement. The program focuses on increasing opportunities for consumers to communicate and interact with their environment.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Disability

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    Advance care planning means planning ahead for how you want to be treated if you are very ill or near death. This page provides information about that process for both providers and consumers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    Information on how to become a licensed Nursing Facility provider in Texas.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Licensing and Credentialing

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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 SSPD program provides services in a variety of settings to assist individuals in developing the skills needed to remain in the community as independently as possible. Services included in the service plan consist of counseling, personal care and help with the development of skills needed for independent living in the community. Services vary depending on the regional contract This page contains information for SSPD providers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Listing of handbooks and forms for nursing facility providers in Texas

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    Computer-based and Webinar Training opportunities for DBMD providers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    This page lists CLASS Provider Webinars presented by HHSC.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Information about the licensing and regulation of nursing facilities (NFs) in Texas.

    Topics: COVID-19, Licensing and Credentialing, Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a computer-based system that verifies the occurrence of authorized personal attendant service visits by electronically documenting the precise time a service delivery visit begins and ends. Texas requires EVV for certain Medicaid funded home and community-based services provided through HHSC and MCOs.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy, Reporting

  • Provider News
    February 23, 2024

    Long-Term Care Regulation staff and program providers are invited to attend the following in-person classes hosted in March.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    February 16, 2024

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has published an updated version of the SFY 2024 Quality Metrics and Associated Performance Requirements for the Quality Incentive Payment Program for Nursing Facilities to reflect recent changes made to Component 3 metrics.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    February 16, 2024

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission posted proposed SFY 2025 QIPP quality metrics and associated performance requirements on Nov. 30, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    February 16, 2024

    The Health and Human Services Commission’s Quality Incentive Payment Program is a state-wide performance-based payment program designed to incentivize nursing facilities to improve the quality and innovation of their services.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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