MDS Automation Coordinator

For questions about Texas-specific settings, data correction and CASPER Reports (including Final Validation and Missing Assessment reports) 

Brian Johnson
Email: brian.johnson@hhsc.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-438-2396
Fax: 512-438-4285 (shared fax — call or email first)

Mailing Address:
Brian Johnson
HHSC MDS Automation Coordinator
Mail Code E-345
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030

MDS RAI Coordinator

For questions from providers and state staff in Texas about federal requirements for MDS record and assessment completion by all certified nursing facilities and swing bed facilities; as well as state requirements for MDS record and assessment completion by all licensed-only nursing facilities or wings (including any item on the MDS, CAAs, Care Planning and quality measures).

Robert Ochoa (interim)
Email: robert.ochoa@hhsc.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-438-3334
Fax: 512-438-2726

Mailing Address:
Robert Ochoa
HHSC Interim MDS RAI Coordinator
Mail Code E-370
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030

LTCMI, Medicaid Information, MN/LOC, the Portal

  • Contact TMHP at 1-800-626-4117.

RAVEN, jRAVEN, MDS Personal Logon Accounts, and QIES Website

CMSNet Verizon Broadband Connection

  • Contact CMSNet at 1-888-238-2122.

Medicare PPS Skilled Diagnoses and Payment Questions

  • Contact the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) / Fiscal Intermediary (FI) for the nursing facility. The Texas MAC is Novitas Solutions, https://www.novitas-solutions.com or 1-855-252-8782.