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 bit differently, the provider will not be able to request an IDR until they receive the final survey report. So in the meantime, you will still have to submit POC’s for all violations and you should continue to work on making corrections while waiting on the IDR process.
The Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) process gives nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, Home and Community-based Service and Texas Home Living waiver providers the opportunity to informally dispute regulatory survey findings. (Texas Government Code §531.058 and Human Resources Code §161.0892).
In accordance with Senate Bill 304, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015, and House Bill 2590, 85th Legislature, 2017, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has contracted with Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO) to perform IDR reviews and make a recommendation of compliance or non-compliance.
To request an IDR, facilities must submit via email a fully executed IDR Request Form to the HHSC IDR Department within 10 calendar days of receiving the official Statement of Deficiencies (Forms 2567/3724) or Final Report. If a timely request is made for an IDR, HHSC will forward the request to MPRO. Facilities/providers are then required to submit a rebuttal letter and supporting documentation directly to MPRO within the required timeframes.
Supporting documentation due dates are as follows:
- For NFs, ICF and the HCS/TxHML waiver providers the due date is the 5th calendar day after submitting the IDR Request form to HHSC on time.
Note: If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the due date becomes the next business day.
Where to Submit Your Supporting Documentation
All rebuttal information may be submitted via MPROs IDR Secure Application. Find instructions and link at www.mpro.org/texas-idr, or by mail to the address below:
MPRO – IDR Department
22670 Haggerty Road, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
For questions or problems with submitting supporting documentation, contact MPRO:
Aris Rhodes-Bond, IDR Project Specialist
Charlene Kawchak-Belitsky, IDR Senior Manager
Texas Administrative Code rules for IDR
For questions or problems with submitting the IDR Request Form, contact IDR:
HHSC IDR Department