As you probably know by now, the admin/op fee of approx. $935 per consumer is set to be eliminated and tied directly to individual service rates. This rule will be republished in this Friday’s Texas Register and implemented October (not September) 1, 2009.
Today, July 24, 2010, professional rates (RNs, LVNs, OTs, PTs, etc) will be discussed at a public hearing.
3 stages of implementation
1. 9/1/09: Professional service rate changes begin
2. 10/1/09: Remaining rate changes begin (allocation of the ad/op fee)
3. Summer 2010: The case management monthly fee will be eliminated with the part of the $221 fee going to the MRAs and the rest remaining in the program rates.