Below is a spotlight on the proposed, withdrawn, and adopted rules from the August 25th edition of the Texas Register.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- REIMBURSEMENT RATES SUBCHAPTER A. COST DETERMINATION PROCESS 1 TAC §355.112. The amendment modifies several aspects of the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement Program. The amendment changes the requirements for participating providers to submit an attendant compensation report for determining spending requirements in the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement Program. The amendment clarifies that if providers are required to submit a cost report for a rate year, HHSC will use the cost report as an attendant compensation report. For rate years in which participating providers are not required to submit a cost report, HHSC will require a subset of participating providers to submit an accountability report to serve as an attendant compensation report. These providers will be selected at random from the total number of participating contracts that are not required to submit a cost report for a rate year. The number selected will represent a statistically valid sample of participating providers. The amendment modifies report submission requirements for contracts participating in the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement Program undergoing a change of ownership or a contract termination by relaxing the requirement that these providers must submit a report to HHSC. The amendment removes provisions allowing limited providers to submit the request for revision report or request for recalculation while modifying parameters regarding limitations. The 21-day comment period ended July 28, 2023. The effective date is September 1, 2023.