Regulations

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    The DSRIP Transition Plan must describe how the state will further develop its delivery system reform efforts without DSRIP funding after DY10, which ends on September 30, 2021. The Transition Plan will include milestones for HHSC for DY9-10 as the state prepares for DSRIP to end.

    Topics: Policy

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    To let the public know about a rulemaking action – such as new, amended or repealed rules – HHS publishes a notice in the Texas Register, a publication of the Texas Secretary of State. Interested parties then can review and comment on the proposed rule.

    Topics: Policy

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    The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Public Reporting System collects and displays performance and outcome measures for Mental Health and Substance Use Services. The data is intended to be available for public viewing and to elicit public input into the desired mental health and substance use data elements. The Mental Health and Substance use service data is posted for public viewing every six months during the fiscal year.

    Topics: Behavioral Health Services Providers

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    To be good stewards of the public trust, HHS takes into account stakeholder input when rules are being written or updated to ensure interested parties have a chance to contribute to the process.

    Topics: Policy

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    The fair hearing process begins with asking for an appeal, which can be requested for many of the actions or inactions that happen to SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, or other state-issued benefits or services.

    Topics: Policy

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    Utilization Management Guidelines & Manual for Texas behavioral health providers

    Topics: Behavioral Health Services Providers

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    Uniform transportation standards for behavioral health providers in Texas

    Topics: Behavioral Health Services Providers

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    This page contains frequently asked questions about HIPAA, open records, and privacy practices.

    Topics: Policy

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    This page contains helpful links for clients regarding HIPAA and privacy laws.

    Topics: Policy

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    The HIPAA privacy rule requires HHS to give anyone who asks in writing copies of their records maintained by or for HHS.  

    Topics: Policy