ATTENTION HCS & TxHmL Providers:
CMS has directed HHSC to eliminate the current monthly Administration and Operations Fee (Adm & Op fee) and replace with a methodology that allocates these expenses across all HCS services.
How will this directive impact you?
It means that the current monthly “admin& op” fee used to reimburse providers for these admin and operations expenses ($938.62 per consumer per month or approximately $11,263 per annum) is being removed and these expenses will soon (now October 1, 2009) be incorporated into other covered services.
Have your voice heardâ€”important dates:
July 24, 2009: Publish re-proposed rate methodology
August 12, 2009: Public hearing to receive comments on re-proposed rule
August 24, 2009: Public comment period on the rule ends.
September 11, 2009: Adopted rule appears in the Texas Register.
October 1, 2009: Effective date of the rule.