The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopts new Division 7, concerning DSRIP Program Demonstration Years 7-8, and within the new division (Review Texas Register for programs).The following information was obtained from the Novemeber 24 issue of the Texas Register.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas' request for a new Medicaiddemonstration waiver entitled "Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program" in accordance with §1115 … [Read more...] about Texas Register Update Concerning Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.
1115 Transformation Waiver: Overview• The 1115 waiver allows Texas to achieve innovative solutions to complex problems. ?Texas Dual Eligible Integrated Care Pilot – March 1, 2015 ?Community First Choice – June 1, 2015 ?Managed care for children’s dental services lowered costs by 20% per enrollee while exceeding national standards (above 90th percentile) for annual dental visits in FY 2013. ?STAR Kids, a comprehensive managed care program to better coordinate care for children and youth with … [Read more...] about 1115 Transformation Waiver: Overview
The purpose of this information letter is to inform HCS program providers that the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is changing how it determines whether a program provider is in compliance with the DADS Waiver Survey and Certification Residential Checklist, regarding the hot water temperature. In accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, §9.171(i), DADS uses this checklist, found at www.dads.state.tx.us., when conducting visits of each residence in which host … [Read more...] about Hot Water Temperatures
Information Letter 14-29 - The purpose of this Information Letter (IL) is to provide information and recommendations for Texas Home Living (TxHmL) program providers and local authorities (LAs) regarding maintaining 1) continuously current level of care (LOC) authorizations through approved Intellectual Disability/Related Conditions (ID/RC) forms, 2) continuously current service authorizations through approved Individual Plans of Care (IPCs), and 3) continuously current financial eligibility … [Read more...] about Maintaining Continuously Current Waiver Program Eligibility – Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
Information Letter 14-28 The purpose of this Information Letter (IL) is to provide information and recommendations for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Condition (ICF-IID) program providers regarding maintaining (1) a continuously current level of care (LOC) authorization through an approved Intellectual Disability/Related Conditions (ID/RC) form and (2) continuously current financial eligibility for all individuals enrolled in the … [Read more...] about Maintaining Continuously Current Program Eligibility – ICF IID
DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is available in all four-person residences at all times. Including: · documentation of the most recent evacuation scores (e-scores) completed for the home; · if the home has a sprinkler system, documentation that there is a heat detection system in the attic … [Read more...] about HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes
DADS has issued the following Information Letter(s): Information Letter 14-19: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) annually conducts unannounced visits of each residence in which foster/companion care, residential support, or supervised living is provided to ensure that each residence complies with DADS Waiver Survey and Certification Residential Checklist, in accordance with DADS rule at Texas Administrative … [Read more...] about Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes