TX Register Updates: Vision Care, Compliance History

The following information was obtained from the November 30 issue of the Texas Register:

Public Notice

HHSC intends to submit an amendment to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance to add fees for new services and modify fees for existing services:

  • Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women
  • Dental Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Services
  • Hearing Aids and Audiometric Evaluations
  • Licensed Midwife Services
  • Indian Health Services
  • Physicians and Other Practitioners

For more information, see the Texas Register.

Withdrawn Rules

HHSC withdrew the proposed new §355.8203, which appeared in the August 24, 2012, issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 6409).

Adopted Rules

HHSC adopted amendments to §354.1015, Benefits and Limitations; §354.1021, Additional Claims Information Requirements; and to §363.502, Benefits and Limitations in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment eyeglass program for children, which add axis changes as a condition that will allow clients to receive vision services more often than the benefit limitations allow and to clarify the claims criteria for vision care services. See the Texas Register for more information.

  • On DADS’ Behalf

HHSC adopted amendments to §19.201, Criteria for Licensing; §19.208, Renewal Procedures and Qualifications; §19.209, Exclusion from Licensure; §19.210, Change of Ownership License; §19.214, Criteria for Denying a License or Renewal of a License; and §19.216, License Fees, in Chapter 19, Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification. Among other things, the changes require an applicant for a nursing facility license or license holder to disclose its complete compliance history in each state or jurisdiction before the application date. See the Texas Register for details.