October 19, 2020 - 9:00am

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Due to the declared state of disaster stemming from COVID-19, this hearing will be conducted online only. Physical entry to the hearing will not be permitted.

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Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed payment rate for Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center, a nursing facility in the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class of the Nursing Facility program.

Proposal. HHSC requests approval to implement a payment rate of $302.02 per day for the Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center, effective September 1, 2020. The current payment rate is $296.63 per day.

Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rate was developed in compliance with HHSC’s established rate methodology in Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code (1 TAC) §355.307(c)(3), which addresses the reimbursement methodology for the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class of nursing facilities.

Briefing Packet. A briefing packet describing the proposed payment rate will be available here on October 2, 2020. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing packet prior to the hearing by contacting the HHSC Provider Finance Department by telephone at (512) 424-6637; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by email at RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us. The briefing packet will also be available for download during the online hearing. For clarification, the HHSC Rate Analysis Department is now known as the Provider Finance Department.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rate may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or email.

U.S. Mail
Health and Human Services Commission
Provider Finance Department, Mail Code H-400
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail or hand delivery
Health and Human Services Commission
Provider Finance Department, Mail Code H-400
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78751-2316

Phone number for package delivery: (512) 730-7401

Fax
Attention: Provider Finance at (512) 730-7475

E-mail
RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us