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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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    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 29, 2024

    HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation (LTCR) is hosting a nursing facility (NF) provider webinar on March 13 to provide the latest updates from LTCR and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and take questions from participants.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    February 29, 2024

    HHAeXchange has updated its training resources available for Electronic Visit Verification program providers and financial management services agencies that use the HHAeXchange Portal as their EVV system.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • 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 21, 2024

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is aware that an unauthorized third party impersonating the agency sent an email requesting the verification/update of information related to long-term care licensure, including Home and Community Support Services Agencies.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    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

  • Provider News
    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

  • Provider News
    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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    February 16, 2024

    The Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopts an amendment to 1 Texas Administrative Code §353.1302, concerning the Quality Incentive Payment Program for Nursing Facilities providing services under Medicaid managed care on or after Sept. 1, 2019.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    February 16, 2024

    HHSC has issued and posted the Quality Incentive Payment Program Year 6 Scorecards for Adjustment Period 1.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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