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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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    Resources for Texas PACE program providers

    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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    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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    May 2, 2024

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission is accepting comments from stakeholders on the following draft rules.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    December 7, 2023

    The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership has identified an issue affecting Resource Utilization Group score calculations for long-term care nursing facilities.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    October 20, 2023

    Texas nursing facilities (NFs) must not transmit Minimum Data Set (MDS) Optional State Assessments (OSAs) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    October 4, 2023

    On Oct. 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Resident Assessment Validation and Entry System will no longer be supported by CMS.

    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
    August 14, 2023

    HHSC will host a Minimum Data Set (MDS) webinar and provide an overview of medication reconciliation and clinical information.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    July 17, 2023

    HHSC will host a Minimum Data Set webinar on changes scheduled for Oct. 1. Nursing facility providers are urged to attend.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    June 16, 2023

    On October 1, 2023, the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will implement the following changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) comprehensive and quarterly assessments on the Long-Term Care Online Portal (LTCOP).

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    June 5, 2023

    Texas HHSC, along with the University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work, will host the 2023 Quality in Long-Term Care Conference in person at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin on Aug. 22–23.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 11, 2023

    Texas HHSC, along with The University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work, will host the 2023 Quality in Long-Term Care Conference in person at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin on Aug. 22–23.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    March 31, 2023

    As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) migration of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) submission and reporting functionality to their Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES), CMS will turn off the current Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system’s ability to accept any MDS transmissions on April 13, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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