Status of HCS Rates as of Jan. 1st, 2023 (includes new ISS rates)
HCS Rates Jan. 1st, 2023 including ISS services
Status of HCS Rates as of June 3rd 2022
In early May, HHSC identified missing or incorrect rate keys for some Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living providers.
On May 11–12, HHSC completed updates to rate keys for these HCS and TxHmL providers based on rates published on the Provider Finance website.
Read the full alert.
After confirming rates with Provider Finance and paid claims on the R&S Report, contact the TMHP LTC Help Desk at 800-626-4117, Option 1, then Option 7, if you have additional questions.
Status of HCS Rates as of January 17th, 2022
HCS and TxHmL Day Habilitation Rates, Respite Rates and Other Concerns
- The Public Health Emergency (PHE) was renewed until April 16, 2022, and
- Clarification: The HCS & TxHmL rates posted on HHSC’s webpage listed as Effective March 1, 2022 to Current. are a bit confusing
This is a bit confusing according to those who have viewed it already, since the rates posted are the same as the 2020 rates
. Such is further confusing when only the DH and Respite rates note an effective date of March 1, 2022
and the statement at the bottom of the DH rate pages reads: Effective March 1, 2022: DH includes in-home and out-of-home.
Some have questioned whether this statement means that the COVID add-on rate is ending March 1 – a date that contradicts the statement on the LTSS Rate home webpage: https://pfd.hhs.texas.gov/long-term-services-supports
The temporary COVID-19 rate increases were effective April 1, 2020, and are estimated to conclude at the end of the federally-declared public health emergency (PHE). The PHE is anticipated to end on March 16, 2022, unless the PHE is withdrawn before this date or extended. The official PHE notifications can be viewed here.
This action does not impact the current COVID add-on rate for the provision of in-home DH in HCS. As noted in the above italicized paragraph, the PHE has been renewed. Unfortunately, HHSC inadvertently erred in its statement that the PHE is now “anticipated to end on March 16th”. PHEs are renewed on a 90-day basis, meaning that HHSC needs to correct this statement to read that the PHE is anticipated to end on April 16 unless withdrawn before that date or extended.