Provider Letter 18-16 - This Long-Term Care regulatory provider letter is to inform a Home and Community Support Services Agency (HCSSA or agency) of notification requirements for temporary agency changes in response to an emergency or disaster. The letter details provider responsibilities regarding initial or renewal application changes due to an emergency or disaster, temporarily relocation of a place of business as a result of an emergency or disaster, providing services to clients who … [Read more...] about Notification Requirements in Response to an Emergency or Disaster
Information Letter No. 18-07 - Addressed to Nursing Providers. Nursing Facility (NF) providers MUST ensure that a designated resident has a valid Daily Care service authorization reflected on the Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification (MESAV) at the significant steps in the submission and approval process for NF Specialized Services. The letter addresses how to minimize billing issues. NF staff must ensure all appropriate and necessary forms and assessment submissions have … [Read more...] about Daily Care Service Authorization Necessary for the (PASRR) Specialized Services Authorization
CMS halts enforcement of some standards required by nursing homes that would enhance safety procedures for patients. In this notice: Temporary Enforcement Delays for Certain Phase 2 F-Tags and Changes to Nursing Home Compare posted late last month, the CMS announced an 18-month moratorium on enforcement remedies in some nursing home regulation that was finalized last year.Memorandum Summary from CMS Inlcuded:Temporary moratorium on imposing certain enforcement remedies for specific Phase 2 … [Read more...] about Enforcement of Obama-era nursing home standards and enforcement remedies halted by CMS
There are more than 1,200 long-term care centers in Texas and according to the Administration on Aging, over 70 percent of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of Long term care in their lives. Long-term care in the US has been based on but not limited to nursing homes, and facility-based long-term care that includes services such as continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, and board-and-care home. Long term care is not medical care but serves the purpose of … [Read more...] about Report: Forecasting the growth prospect of the global long-term care market
Information Letter No. 17-22The purpose of this letter is to notify nursing facility (NF) providers of the requirements for requesting durable medical equipment (DME) and customized manual wheelchairs (CMWC) through the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program.In accordance with Title 40, Part 1, Texas Administrative Code §19.2754(a), relating to Requesting Authorization to Provide Durable Medical Equipment and Customized Manual Wheelchairs, when a NF identifies a PASRR … [Read more...] about Requesting Durable Medical Equipment and Customized Manual Wheelchairs through the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Program
Information Letter No. 16-27 Transition of MDCP Long Term Services and Supports to Managed Care Beginning November 1, 2016, children and young adults under the age of 21 who receive:•Supplemental Security Income (SSI),•disability-related Medicaid, or•MDCP services will transition from traditional fee-for-service Medicaid or STAR+PLUS to the new STAR Kids managed care program to receive their Medicaid State Plan and waiver services.Participation in managed care does not impact an individual's … [Read more...] about Transition of MDCP Long Term Services and Supports to Managed Care
In the next 15 years, Texas is expected to see a 67 percent increase in adults age 65 and older. To help the state be better prepared to meet the needs of an aging population, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is hosting the 2016 Geriatric Symposium: Texas Taking the Next Step Aug 1-2, in Round Rock, Texas.Register now for this free event. You can register for one day or both. Continuing education hours will be available for nurses and other professionals.The 2-day … [Read more...] about 2016 Geriatric Symposium: Texas Taking the Next Step Aug 1-2, in Round Rock, Texas.
The purpose of this letter is to notify nursing facility providers that effective February 1, 2016, assessments, completed on or after February 1, 2016, to determine whether a Medicaid eligible, positive Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) resident with IDD would benefit from a Custom Manual Wheelchair (CMWC), must now be billed as a separate service using the information provided below. Providers should refer to the Long Term Care (LTC) Bill Code Crosswalk for complete details. … [Read more...] about New Billing Codes for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Custom Manual Wheelchair Assessments