HHSC: Proposed Payment Rates for Medicaid Community Hospice and Home and Community-Based Services – Adult Mental Health

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Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed payment rates for two separate programs. The first set of proposed payment rates are for Medicaid Community Hospice and the second is for a proposed payment rate for Home and Community-Based Services - Adult Mental Health (HCBS-AMH) in-home respite. Proposal. HHSC proposes to increase payment rates for Medicaid Community Hospice for routine home, continuous home, inpatient respite, and general inpatient care services, effective retroactive to October 1, 2020. HHSC also proposes to convert the HCBS-AMH daily payment rate to a 15-minute rate of $2.49, effective January 1, 2021. Transitioning of the in-home respite rate to 15 minutes is necessary to implement electronic visit verification. For Rate Packet and R