July 27th, 2022

American Rescue Plan Act HCBS & TxHmL Provider Retention Payments

HCBS ARPA Payments in CARE/HCBS Enhanced FMAP Payments in CARE

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission implements American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provider retention payments.

HCS and TxHmL claims processed on the ID CARE system for dates of service between March 1–April 30, 2022, meeting the eligibility requirements for receiving the ARPA rate add on, will begin to be processed toward the end of July.

Providers will receive three new reports that will include the ARPA add on payments.

NOTE: These same reports are currently being received for regular claim payments under a different Report ID.

Here are the 3 new ARPA reports are provided below:

Approved To Pay Report:          HC064110.TXT

Claims Detail Extract:               GC063979.TXT

Remittance and Status Report:  HC064112.TXT

All providers receiving these ARPA payments will see these new reports delivered every Tuesday morning to their current folders. HHSC is processing payments at the client ID level. Due to the volume of claims, not all providers will receive ARPA payments each week. These ARPA payments will not be viewable within the ID CARE online system at this time but will be reflected in reports.

Questions about the HCBS spending plan can be sent to medicaid_hcbs_rule@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Questions about rates, attestation or reporting:   pfd-ltss@hhs.texas.gov.