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    Texas Health and Human Services contracts with licensed agencies to provide personal assistance services to people who have physical disabilities who are mentally and emotionally competent and willing to supervise their attendant or have someone who can supervise the attendant for them. The individual interviews, selects, trains, supervises and releases their personal assistants. Health-related tasks are prescribed by physician.

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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.

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    Resources for Texas PACE program providers

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  • 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

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    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 18, 2023

    A recording of the Jan. 13 home and community support services agency provider 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 Home and Community Support Services Agencies COVID-19 Emergency Rules, HHSC Long-term Care Regulation (LTCR) has retired the HCSSA COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions document, effective Jan. 10, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 10, 2023

    HHSC approved payment rates for Medicaid Community Hospice to be effective retroactively to Oct. 1, 2022.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    January 4, 2023

    New rules regarding the appeals process became effective Jan. 1.

    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
    January 2, 2023

    Effective Jan. 1, 2023, HHSC adopts new Individualized Skills and Socialization rules for providers who want to deliver individualized skills and socialization services.

    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 28, 2022

    OASIS-E webinar series providing foundational guidance on transition to the OASIS-E data set and covering the new OASIS-E Items being added as of Jan. 1, 2023.

    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 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.

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