The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has adopted an amendment to the Medicaid Managed Care section of the rules. The amendment updates the definition of Value-added Services. Pursuant to Senate Bill 10, HHSC is to â€œactively encourageâ€ HHSC-contracted Medicare managed organizations to offer value-added benefits.
HHSC also adopted an amendment regarding the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Payment Option, Reimbursement Rates Chapter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed Texas to revise the reimbursement methodology for CDS agencies.
HHSC adopted additional amendments to the Hearings, Texas Health Steps Comprehensive Care Program, And State Children’s Health Insurance Program sections. For more information about the amendments, see the relevant sections of the August 24 Texas Register.