Status of HCS Rates as of Oct. 11th, 2019:
As of October 11th, 2019, members of the HHSC Rate Workgroup were notified that the proposed rule amendments to implement the HCS rates that will be effective Jan. 1, 2020 thru August 31, 2021 have been sent to the Texas Register and will be published next Friday.
To view the HCS rates, go to: https://rad.hhs.texas.gov/sites/rad/files/documents/long-term-svcs/2019/2019-09-hcs-rates.pdf
. Any claims with DOS 11/10/19, and after will pay at the new rates. Claims billed prior to 11/10/19 will be reprocessed over the next three months and conclude by January 31. Provider letter should go out next week.
These are the increases that will be applied to the LON 1, 5 & 8 residential rates and the additional rate increases that will be applied to the LON 6 & 9 residential rates.
Note: A public hearing on the rule amendments and rates will be held at HHSC in its Public Hearing Room on November 4, 2019.
HHSC Rate Analysis Director, has indicated that the rate increases for RSS LON 6 and 9, Day Habilitation and Supported Home Living/CFC will be posted Monday, October 14, 2019 (at the latest, Tuesday, October 15, 2019).
Remember: These rates will be implemented as proposed in July, 2019 and will be retroactively effective to September 1, 2019.