January 15, 2021 - 9:30am

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using GoToWebinar. Register for the meeting here.

This meeting does not have a physical location.

Hearing.  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed quality metrics for the Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) for nursing facilities for SFY 2022. The hearing will be held in compliance with Title 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §353.1304.

Proposal.  Proposed QIPP quality metrics and performance requirements for the program year beginning September 1, 2021 will be published on the QIPP webpage. Following the hearing and comment period, final quality metrics and performance requirements will be provided through the QIPP webpage on HHSC's website on or before February 1, 2021.

Per TAC §353.1304, interested parties may submit comments in writing or during the public hearing. Parties desiring to make oral comments must register for the online public hearing. Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Registration will be open until the start of the online public hearing.

Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Presentation of Proposed Quality Metrics
  4. Public Comments
  5. Adjourn

Briefing Package.  A briefing package describing the proposed QIPP SFY2022 metrics will be available for download or may be requested by sending an email to the Quality Monitoring Program. The briefing package will also be available at the public hearing via the download section of the GoToWebinar.

Written Comments.  Written comments regarding the proposed metrics and performance requirements may be submitted instead of, or in addition to, oral testimony at the public hearing until 5 p.m. on January 25, 2021. Written comments may be sent by email to Erin Cibrone, Quality Reporting Unit Manager, Medicaid and CHIP Services.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Erin Cibrone, Manager, Quality Monitoring Program, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department or at 512-992-8198 at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.