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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 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 about the licensing and regulation of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IIDs) in Texas.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, COVID-19

  • 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

  • Provider News
    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 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 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 6, 2023

    HHSC Long-Term Care Regulation and DSHS will host a Nursing Facility Provider Webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 2–4 p.m.

    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

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