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    Counties and municipalities may adopt the model standards developed by HHSC for the operation of a boarding home, and may require a boarding home holding a permit issued by the county or municipality to comply with the adopted model standards.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) provide services to help people age 60 and older, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services.

    Topics: Aging, Long-term Care Providers

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    These are the PASRR training resources available.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Communications from HHS to Texas Area Agencies on Aging

    Topics: Aging, Long-term Care Providers

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    Review past HCS and TxHmL webinars and frequently asked questions.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Information about Texas Area Agencies on Aging Texas Benefits Counseling Program

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Benefits

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    Provider frequently asked questions regarding PASSR in Texas nursing facilities.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    PASRR frequently asked questions and their answers for referrring entities.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    A list of Federal and State rules and regulations for HCS and TxHmL Waivers Providers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    Intellectual Disability and Related Condition frequently asked questions and their answers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Area Agencies on Aging (OAAA) applies for grants funded by Administration for Community Living (ACL). These are the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grants. In Texas, SHIP is called the Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Both grants serve Medicare beneficiaries in all 254 counties across Texas. The SHIP grant has existed since 1992 and the MIPPA grant was implemented in 2008 to support the SHIP efforts.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Policy

  • Provider News
    December 28, 2023

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is now accepting comments from stakeholders on proposed rules concerning assisted living facility reorganization — Texas Administrative Code, Title 26, Chapter 553.

    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
    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
    January 17, 2023

    HHSC is offering the January 2023 online quarterly webinar for Financial Management Services Agencies. This webinar is a mandatory training intended only for FMSAs currently contracted with HHSC and managed care organizations.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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