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    Culture change is an evolving process whereby a nursing home moves from being an institution driven by tasks and schedules to a place that reflects the residents wishes and their needs. With culture change comes a new way of thinking: focusing on residents' abilities, preferences and routines to provide care that meets their needs.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Advance care planning means planning ahead for how you want to be treated if you are very ill or near death. This page provides information about that process for both providers and consumers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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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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    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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    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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    Information on how to become a licensed Nursing Facility provider in Texas.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Licensing and Credentialing

  • 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
    June 1, 2023

    Nursing facility providers should attend this and all webinars with HHSC Long-term Care Regulation and DSHS.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 31, 2023

    HHSC in partnership with Simple Long-term Care will be hosting two webinar trainings for nursing facilities to review the updated Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level 1 Screening Form (PL1) deploying June 30, 2023.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 30, 2023

    Long-term Care Regulation staff and program providers are invited to attend the following webinars hosted in June.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 26, 2023

    Long-term Care Regulation staff and program. providers are invited to attend the following in-person classes in June and July.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 25, 2023

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

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 24, 2023

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised Quality Safety & Oversight Memo (QSO) 20-39-NH Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 and allows QSO-20-38-NH on COVID-19 Long-term Care (LTC) Facility Testing to expire.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 12, 2023

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued memo QSO-23-13-ALL which outlines the expiration of emergency waivers issued during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) related to the minimum health and safety requirements for nursing facility (NF) providers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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