Information Letter No. 17-12 – DADS is notifying nursing facility providers of the new process for requesting Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) nursing facility specialized services. Paper forms are no longer acceptable. Providers have to now log onto the TMHP LTC Online Portal and complete a Nursing Facility Specialized Services (NFSS) form to request the following PASRR nursing facility specialized services. and the information letter details that the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) PASRR Unit will no longer be accepting the following paper forms:
• 1017 Specialized Services Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Authorization Request;
• 1018 Specialized Services Customized Manual Wheelchair (CMWC) Authorization Request; and
• 2465 Specialized Services Request.
This directly affects how nursing facility providers request and receive authorization for specialized services for residents with an intellectual disability (ID), developmental disability (DD), or mental illness (MI).
According to the letter: Resources For step-by-step information on how to submit a request for a PASRR NF specialized service using the new NFSS form on the TMHP LTC Online Portal, refer to the Detailed Item-by-Item Guide for NFSS found online.
For more information on accessing and submitting forms on the TMHP LTC Online Portal, refer to the NF and Hospice User Guide on the TMHP website.
For assistance regarding submission of the NFSS form, nursing facility providers should contact TMHP at 1-800-626-4117 and select option 1. For questions regarding the content of this letter, please contact the HHSC IDD PASRR Unit at 1- 855-435-7180.