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Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the HHSC. This approval grants Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid while the state continues to respond to COVID-19.
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the HHSC has submitted a Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. If approved, this would grant Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid while the state continues to respond to COVID-19.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced a temporary waiver for hospitals to increase unused bed capacity without submitting an application or associated fees. This precautionary measure will help ensure Texas hospitals across the state have adequate care capacity for patients.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is hosting its first meeting of the new Long-term Care Facilities Council.
When Texans renew or apply for their driver’s license or ID, they can donate to HHS’ Blindness Education, Screening and Treatment program.
The 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is accepting entries for original artwork, writing and photography.
Due to inclement weather conditions impacting areas of the state, HHS offices in several counties are closed today.
Long-term care ombudsman programs engage volunteers to work alongside staff ombudsmen to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents of nursing and assisted living facilities.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring the developing outbreak.
Lufkin State Supported Living Center provides training for new direct support staff to assist residents who are blind or have visual impairment.
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