TX Register Updates: Types of Hearings, Rural Health
The following information was obtained from the January 18 issue of the Texas Register.
HHSC adopted an amendment to §357.17, Types of Hearings, which states that a client receiving Medicaid services through an MCO must exhaust the MCO’s expedited appeals process before requesting an expedited fair hearing from HHSC unless the MCO has not sent a timely response to the request or the MCO has denied the request.
HHSC adopted new §390.1, Definitions, and §390.2, Standards Relating to the Electronic Exchange of Health Information, to identify statutory and regulatory requirements that covered entities must follow to be in compliance with the law. See the Texas Register for more information about both entries.
The Texas Medical Board adopted amendments to §177.17, Exceptions to Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine, which provide exception to doctrine for rural health clinics that meet the requirements of 42 CFR 491.8. For information, see the Texas Register.