HHSC: Hearing on Proposed Amended Rule Concerning Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement, March 30, 2020

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Hearing. On March 30th the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted a public hearing (Teleconference) to receive comment on the proposed amendment to §355.112, concerning Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement. Proposal. The purpose of the proposal is to implement Rider 44 of the 2020-21 General Appropriations Act, Article II, House Bill 1, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019. Rider 44(a)(4) appropriates funds for the creation of separate categories in the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement programs, which serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to increase participation in those rate enhancement programs. The rider directs that the groupings be based on the number of attendant hours included in the billing unit. The proposed change allows flexibility in the rate enhancement program for Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) providers for serv

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