The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) issued one provider letter and two information letters:
- Facility Inventory, Vacancy and Evacuation Status (FIVES) Application
DADS reminded all provider types that DADS wants facilities to update their number of vacancies and evacuation information in the FIVES application every day during the five days before and after a hurricane. Visit the FIVES web page, and download the provider letter here.
- Notification of documentation required to show compliance with Occupations Code, Â§301.353 and 22 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 217, Â§217.11(2)
DADS notified Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) Independent Licensed Vocational Nurse Providers that they are required to present documents that show compliance with Occupations Code, Â§301.353 and 22 TAC, Chapter 217, Â§217.11(2). Any licensed vocational nurse who contracts DADS to provide services to individuals in MDCP must submit Form 2404, effective September 4, 2008. Download the letter for more information.
- Utilization Review of Individual Service Plans (ISPs)
DADS informed Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) Providers that DADS is required by the Texas Legislature to “employ utilization management and utilization review practices as necessary to ensure that the appropriate scope and level of services are provided to individuals receiving services in 1915(c) waivers.”
Consequently, CLASS staff will be required to review ISPs with costs over 100 percent “of the estimated annualized per capita cost of providing services in an Intermediate Care Facilities Serving Persons with Mental Retardation or a Related Condition (ICF/MR) to an individual qualifying for an ICF/MR Level of Care VIII, which is $57,368.04.”
Download the two-page letter for more information.