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  • Provider News
    January 20, 2023

    The Surrogate Decision-making Program (SDMP) is a legislatively mandated process authorizing Surrogate Consent Committees (SCCs) comprised of trained volunteers. In order for the program to continue to successfully fulfill its mandate, additional trained volunteers are needed to serve on SCCs.

    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 17, 2023

    HHSC has posted the state’s HCBS Settings Rule final Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for public comment. Notice of the STP was published in the Jan. 13, 2023 edition of the Texas Register. However, due to errors in the publication, a revised notice regarding the STP is expected to be published in the Jan. 27, 2023 edition of the Texas Register.

    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

    HHSC Long-term Care Regulation will host a webinar for Individualized Skills and Socialization, HCS, TxHmL and ICF/IID providers, regarding the latest information from LTCR.

    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 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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