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    Due to COVID-19 precautions, HHSC is taking protective measures for the public and HHSC staff. HHSC encourages contract applicants and current contractors for Long-term Care programs and services to submit contract applications and other contract information by email or fax

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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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.

    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

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    Information for Texas Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) Providers

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 22, 2023

    As previously announced, HHSC has modified the Long-term Care Medicaid Information (LTCMI) in the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) Long-term Care Online Portal to open the Resource Utilization Group (RUG) section for data entry of RUG III required items missing from (Minimum Data Set (MDS) Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRAs) with an assessment reference date (ARD) on and after Oct. 1, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 21, 2023

    HHSC is hosting Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) policy training webinars for program providers, financial management services agencies (FMSAs) and Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers to complete the EVV policy training requirement.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 20, 2023

    HHSC sent a GovDelivery notice on Sept. 13 for the new and revised Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) alternative device policy. This notice is to correct what was previously posted.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 18, 2023

    To remain compliant with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements, program providers and financial management services agencies (FMSAs) transitioning to HHAeXchange or who have recently enrolled to provide personal care services (PCS), must complete onboarding and system user training before Oct. 1.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 13, 2023

    HHSC has posted the new and revised policies for alternative devices effective Oct. 1, 2023, that will be added to the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Policy Handbook in an upcoming handbook revision.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 13, 2023

    CDS Budget Workbooks have been updated and published to the CDS Forms and Handbooks webpage to reflect rate increases effective Sept. 1, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 13, 2023

    Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) updated the Electronic Visit Verification Portal and posted a reminder to complete the required EVV portal training on Sept. 7.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 7, 2023

    Program providers, financial management services agencies, CDS employers, service attendants and CDS employees may continue using their current EVV systems, AuthentiCare (First Data) or Vesta (DataLogic) through Sept. 30, to record visits for personal care services.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 6, 2023

    Program providers and financial management services agencies who will use the new State EVV vendor, HHAeXchange, are allocated free alternative devices up to 7.5% of the program providers or FMSAs member census.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    September 1, 2023

    To remain compliant with EVV requirements, program providers and financial management services agencies transitioning to HHAeXchange or who have recently enrolled to provide personal care services, must complete onboarding and system user training before Oct. 1.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    August 31, 2023

    Payers conduct EVV compliance reviews to ensure program providers, Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers, and financial management services agencies (FMSAs) are in compliance with EVV requirements and policies.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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