EVV (Electronic Visit Verification) Updates

January 18th, 2021 EVV Compliance Oversight Reviews Delayed for EVV Usage and Misuse of EVV Reason Codes HHSC told managed care organizations to delay compliance oversight reviews for EVV Usage and Misuse of EVV Reason Codes. Evaluation of visit data collected during the grace period ensures the compliance measures continue to align with current EVV policy. EVV Usage and Misuse of EVV Reason Codes reviews for the compliance grace period ended on Aug. 31, 2020 for:...

ICF/IID Updates

January 19th, 2021 HHSC Updates the ICF COVID-19 Response Plan and FAQ Document Please be sure to update your infection control and other related policies based on the updated Response Plan!!!  Let us know if we can help.  We will be working on some of these addendums in the next few weeks.  HHSC Long-term Care Regulation updated the ICF COVID-19 Response Plan and FAQ document on Jan. 12, 2021. Read the updated ICF COVID-19 Response Plan (PDF). Read the updated...

Informal Dispute Resolution Process-HCS/TxHmL/ICF

HCS/TxHmL IDR Process Coming Soon!   Currently, the IR process is still in place, but the new IDR process for HCS/TxHmL should be in place sometime in February 2021.  We will keep you posted. If you would like to appeal a citation/violation currently, continue to use the IR process until the time IDR Process is rolled out! FYI-With the IR process, this may be requested immediately after receiving draft report from the survey visit at exit.  The IDR process works a...

THERAP Information and Resources

Therap National 2021 Conference Feb 2nd, 3rd & 4th:  Registration link: https://www.therapservices.net/2021-national-conference/ If you need assistance with your current Therap services or with information on getting these services, please contact: Stacy Wilson (Business Development Consultant at Therap Services, LLC)  Here is her linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stacydentonwilson_activity-6757331578927513600-Lz2d   Therap is the leading...

HCS Administrative Penalties, Survey, Billing Guideline’s Update, and Provider User Guide for CARE

January 10th, 2021 Jan. 5 Recording Webinar Available – HCS and TxHmL Changes to Survey Process and “Hold Harmless Period” Overview A recording of the Jan. 5, 2021, HCS and TxHmL Changes to Survey Process and Hold Harmless Period Overview webinar is available for those unable to attend. Listen to the webinar recording here. Jan. 7 Recording of HCS and TxHmL Administrative Penalties and Amelioration Available A recording of the Jan. 7, 2021 HCS...