-- DADS will hold two free joint training sessions on Tuesday, January 7, and Wednesday, January 8, at various times. See Joint Provider Training site for more information. -- HHSC is hosting a series of information sessions about several Medicaid managed care initiatives scheduled for September 1, 2014. On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, a Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives Information Session will be held in Austin. For additional details, check the meeting notices on the HHSC site. -- … [Read more...] about DADS News Alerts: January Meetings, Webinars, and Reminders
The following information was obtained from the October 25 issue of the Texas Register. Proposed Rules 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. Withdrawn Rules The Texas Medical … [Read more...] about TX Register Updates: Level II Service, ACA Reqs.
HCS, TxHmL, and FMS: DADS provided clarification concerning reimbursement for diapers, diaper-wipes, incontinence briefs, incontinence liners, pull-ons, and non-sterile gloves for individuals served in these programs. (Letter) -- HHSC adopted amendments to §19.2322, Medicaid bed allocation requirements, and the repeal of §19.2324, selection and contracting procedures for adding Medicaid beds in high-occupancy areas, in Chapter 19, NF Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid … [Read more...] about IL/News Alerts: 10/30 Meeting, Proposed Rules
The following information was obtained from the October 18 issue of the Texas Register. Public Hearings and Notice HHSC will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for Doctor of Dentistry Surgical Services, second quarter 2013 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System updates, Indian Health Services, Influenza Vaccines 90660 and 90672, Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review, and Mirena. The hearing will take … [Read more...] about TX Register Updates: 11/20 Hearing, ACA Reqs.
DADS released two information letters and three provider letters. HSC: DADS informed these providers about changes to the critical incident reporting requirements. (Letter) DADS also informed these providers that effective October 1, 2013, DADS will allow a service provider of residential support and the service provider's spouse, or person with whom the service provider has a spousal relationship, to live in a four-person residence. (Letter) NF: A recent legislative bill … [Read more...] about ILs/PLs: NF Changes, Four-person Residence
The following information was obtained from the October 4 issue of the Texas Register. Public Hearing and Notices HHSC will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 9 a.m. to receive public comment on proposed rates for hospice routine home, continuous home, inpatient respite, and general inpatient care. The hearing will be held in the Public Hearing Room, Brown Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar, Austin. HHSC intends to submit an amendment to the Texas State … [Read more...] about TX Register Updates: 10/22 Hearing, BON Changes
The following information was obtained from the September 27 issue of the Texas Register. Proposed Rules The Texas Medical Board proposed several changes to the code: Licensure Medical Records Physician Registration Reinstatement And Reissuance Pain Management Temporary and Limited Licenses Physician Profiles Business Organizations Surgical Assistants Procedural Rules Compliance Program Office-Based Anesthesia Services Pain Management Clinics Voluntary … [Read more...] about TX Register Updates: Out-of-State Nursing Education
Don't forget the September 23, 2013 deadline to comply with the HIPAA mega rule. Focus on the following: Business Associate Agreements Updating "Notice of Privacy Practices" Adding privacy and security changes to policies and procedures Revising your security breach protocol Encrypting as much as possible Educating staff about the new requirements Also, please note that breaches by your business associates and their subcontractors are your responsibility under the new rules. … [Read more...] about HIPAA Alert!!
-- HHSC proposed to amend §48.8902, Provider Qualifications and §48.8903, Substitute Provider Qualifications; in Chapter 48, Community Care for Aged and Disabled. -- DADS will no longer produce or mail copies of the Loss of Medicaid Eligibility Report (MG7101-03) to long-term services and supports providers, effective September 1, 2013. Providers should use MESAV for this information. An excerpt: After 9-1-13, providers should: Access TexMedConnect for instructions on filing claims, … [Read more...] about DADS News Alerts: MDCP Manual, MG7101-03 Report Mailing
The following information was obtained from the August 2 issue of the Texas Register. Public Notices HHSC intends to submit an amendment to the Texas State Plan for Medical Assistance to update the fee schedules for the following existing services: Ambulance; Chemical Dependency Treatment Facilities; Physicians and Other Practitioners; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment; and Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy provided by Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation … [Read more...] about TX Register Updates: Fee Schedules, Supplemental Payments