PL 18-01 (NF) -Last September 10, 2017, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) added new rules and amended and deleted rules in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification. The Provider letter describes new requirements related to rehabilitative services and nursing facility (NF) specialized services and the provider responsibilities that arise from the new rules.
Among many new rules and for further details see Provider Letter.
HHSC amended Subchapter N, Rehabilitative Services, to remove all references to NF specialized services and clarify the requirements related to rehabilitative services.
HHSC amended §19.2701 to explain that Subchapter BB includes the requirements an NF must meet when providing NF specialized services to a designated resident.
The amendment to §19.2703 adds new definitions for CMWC, DME, HHSC, and therapy services. The amendment also makes editorial changes to the section for clarity and consistency.
HHSC amended §19.2704 to require a NF to request authorization for NF specialized services within 20 business days after the date of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting.