The rate hearing packet for the public rate hearing scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., was posted on the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Rate Analysis Website on July 7, 2017 at http://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets under the proposed effective date of September 1, 2017. The hearing will be held in the Public Hearing Room of the Brown-Heatly Building, located at 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751. The hearing will be for the purpose of receiving public testimony on proposed Medicaid rates as follows:

Proposed to be Effective September 1, 2017:

Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy provided by Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities or Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF/ORF), Home Health Agencies (HHA), and Independent Therapists

  • Att 1 – CORFORF
  • Att 2 – HHA
  • Att 3 – Independent Therapists
  • Att 4 – Example of New Fee Schedule for All Providers

Medical Policy Changes

For more information, please reference the provider notification "Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Benefits for All Ages to Change for Texas Medicaid September 1, 2017" posted at: http://www.tmhp.com/Pages/Medicaid/Medicaid_home.aspx

For questions related to proposed Medicaid medical policy changes:

Medicaid Medical Benefits

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

E-mail: mcdmedicalbenefitspolicycomment@hhsc.state.tx.us

The notice for the rate hearing was published in the June 30, 2017, issue of the Texas Register and on the HHSC website at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/meetings-events. As indicated in the notice and the rate hearing packets, written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted instead of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. CT the day of the hearing. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax or e-mail, as follows:

U.S. Mail:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail or hand delivery:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78751

Phone number for package delivery: 512-730-7401
Fax: Attention: Rate Analysis at 512-730-7475
E-mail: RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Please forward this information to providers and organizations in your programs as appropriate.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed rates, please contact Rate Analysis at RADAcuteCare@hhsc.state.tx.us, and copy your Health Plan Management team.