The following information was obtained from the October 25 issue of the Texas Register.
The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend §192.1, Definitions, which would add language providing that the administration of certain local anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, or both in a total dosage amount that exceeds 50 percent of the recommended maximum safe dosage per outpatient visit is a Level II service. See the Texas Register for details.
The Texas Medical Board withdrew the proposed amendment to §192.1 that appeared in the September 27, 2013, issue of the Texas Register (38 TexReg 6494).
- On DADS’ Behalf
HHSC adopted amendments to §19.101, Definitions; §19.502, Transfer and Discharge in Medicaid-certified Facilities; §19.602, Incidents of Abuse and Neglect Reportable DHS and Law Enforcement Agencies by Facilities; §19.1920, Operating Policies and Procedures; §19.1921, General Requirements for NF; §19.2006, Reporting Incidents and Complaints; §19.2008, Investigations of Incidents and Complaints; and §19.2310, when a nursing facility ceases to participate, in Chapter 19, NF Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification. An excerpt:
The ACA requires an administrator to provide written notice of facility closure or termination from Medicaid or Medicare to residents and DADS 60 days before the closure date or by the date set by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or DADS when CMS or DADS terminates the facility from Medicaid or Medicare. The notice must include a relocation plan approved by DADS.