TX Register Updates: Medical Board

The following information was obtained from the March 14 issue of the Texas Register. Proposed Rules The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend §175.1, Application and Administrative Fees; and §175.2, Registration and Renewal Fees. The new rules would increase application and renewal fees. See the Texas Register for more information. Withdrawn Rules The Texas Medical Board proposed to withdraw the proposed amendment to §165.1, Medical Records, which appeared in the January 3, 2014, issue of … [Read more...]

TX Register Update: Medical Board Change

The following information was obtained from the March 7 issue of the Texas Register. The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend §187.35, Presentations of Proposal for Decision; §187.37, Final Decisions and Orders; and §187.38, Motions for Rehearing. An excerpt: The amendment to §187.35 provides that the administrative law judge (ALJ) must be given notice of the opportunity to provide to the Board a summation of the proposal for decision, that the ALJ is not required to attend the presentation … [Read more...]

TX Register: 2/19 Hearing, Medical Board Changes

The following information was obtained from the January 17 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notices and Hearing A public hearing on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the following will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Public Hearing Room, Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar, Austin: 3rd Quarter 2013 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System updates 2014 Annual Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System updates Early and Periodic … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: TxHmL, Bed Allocation Waivers

The following information was obtained from the January 10 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notices HHSC intends to submit Transmittal Numbers 13-047 and 13-057 to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance, to include current information on agency names and organizational structure. HHSC will also submit to CMS a request to amend the TxHmL waiver program to update the performance measures for consistency across waivers and the process for HHSC's administrative oversight of DADS, and … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: Reimbursement, Medical Board Changes

The following information was obtained from the January 3 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notice HHSC intends to submit Transmittal Number 13-017 to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance, which would define the methodology for reimbursement adjustments for potentially preventable complications. See the Texas Register for more information. Proposed Rules HHSC proposed to amend §355.502, Reimbursement Methodology for Common Services in HCS Waivers, and §355.505, Reimbursement … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: Medical Board Changes

The following information was obtained from the December 20 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notices HHSC intends to submit an amendment to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance to update the fee schedules in the current state plan by adjusting or implementing fees for: 2014 Annual Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Update; Ambulance Services; Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women; Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Services; Dental Services; Durable … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: 12/5 Hearing, Board of Nursing Changes

The following information was obtained from the November 15 issue of the Texas Register. Public Hearing and Notice HHSC will hold a hearing on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. to receive public comment on proposed payment rates for the AL/RC services under the CBA program, CBA Personal Care III services, and RC program. The hearing will be held in the Public Hearing Room, Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar, Austin. HHSC intends to submit to CMS a request to amend … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: Corrections, Dual Eligibles

The following information was obtained from the November 1 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notices A correction to a public notice that appeared in the September 13, 2013, issue regarding the intent to submit a request for an amendment to the MDCP Medicaid waiver: The waiver transfer process, allowing individuals to transfer between waivers when medically necessary for services to continue to ensure health and safety, was previously described in the public notice published in the … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: Level II Service, ACA Reqs.

The following information was obtained from the October 25 issue of the Texas Register. Proposed Rules The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend §192.1, Definitions, which would add language providing that the administration of certain local anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, or both in a total dosage amount that exceeds 50 percent of the recommended maximum safe dosage per outpatient visit is a Level II service. See the Texas Register for details. Withdrawn Rules The Texas Medical … [Read more...]

TX Register Updates: 11/20 Hearing, ACA Reqs.

The following information was obtained from the October 18 issue of the Texas Register. Public Hearings and Notice HHSC will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for Doctor of Dentistry Surgical Services, second quarter 2013 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System updates, Indian Health Services, Influenza Vaccines 90660 and 90672, Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review, and Mirena. The hearing will take … [Read more...]