The following information appeared in the January 11 issue of the Texas Register.
Public Notice Correction
HHSC published a correction to an intent to submit an amendment to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance. An excerpt:
The announcement incorrectly described the fiscal impact of the proposed state plan amendment. The correct fiscal impact is as follows:
The proposed amendment is estimated to result in an additional annual aggregate expenditure of $21,300,000 for the remainder of federal fiscal year (FFY) 2013, consisting of $12,600,000 in federal funds and $8,700,000 in state general revenue. For FFY 2014, the estimated additional annual expenditure is $28,500,000 consisting of $16,900,000 in federal funds and $11,600,000 in state general revenue.
HHSC proposed to amend §354.2401, Definitions; §354.2403, Monitoring and Review; §354.2405, Utilization Control Methods; and §354.2407, Recipient Rights, which would update existing HHSC Office of Inspector General provisions relating to the lock-in of recipients who overutilize Medicaid services.
HHSC also proposed to amend §355.8441, Reimbursement Methodologies for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Services, which would allow eligible dental providers to continue to receive additional federal funding under the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement 1115 Waiver.
For more information, see the Texas Register.
The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend §163.2, Full Texas Medical License, which, among other things, will permit applicants who graduated from U.S. medical schools that were not LCME-accredited at time of graduation to remain eligible for licensure if board certified. See the Texas Register for details.