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Deadline Reminder: Jan. 31, 2016, Last Chance to Submit CMP Funds Application for this Application Period

Jan. 31, 2016, is the last day DADS will accept applications from entities requesting an award of CMP funds to pay for projects and activities that benefit nursing facility residents.

For more information about this process and an application, please visit the DADS CMP Funds for Projects website.

If you have any questions about this process or alert, please contact Hilary Bonds at CmpApplication@dads.state.tx.us or 512-438-4425.

(1/27/2016)

CMS Extends Provider Re-enrollment Deadline

CMS has extended the March 24, 2016, deadline for Medicaid provider re-enrollment to Sept. 25, 2016.

Though this extension gives states additional time to ensure providers comply with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements, Texas Medicaid encourages all providers who have not yet submitted a re-enrollment application to begin this process immediately to avoid potential payment disruptions. More information about re-enrollment can be found on the DADS website.

Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks to assist providers who are working on the re-enrollment process.

Questions can be emailed to DADS Provider Enrollment Mailbox.

(1/15/2016)

DADS Will Begin Accepting CMP Funds Applications Dec. 1

Beginning Dec. 1, 2015, DADS will begin accepting applications from entities requesting an award of CMP funds to pay for projects and activities that benefit nursing facility residents. We will continue to accept applications through Jan. 31, 2016.

Federal law (sections 1819 and 1919 of the Social Security Act) allows this use of funds obtained from CMPs imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

For more information about this process and an application, please visit the DADS CMP Funds for Projects website.

If you have any questions about this process or alert, please call 512-438-2626 or send questions to CmpApplication@dads.state.tx.us.

(11/19/2015)

DADS Deploys LTSS Texas Medicaid Provider Enrollment Application Forms

The Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Texas Medicaid Provider Enrollment Application (Form 3684), and other required forms are now available on DADS Texas Medicaid LTSS Provider Re-enrollment forms page.

Providers who do not bill or do not intend to bill for acute care services through the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) and have an active Medicaid contract with DADS must re-enroll through DADS by March 24, 2016. This includes the following programs and services:

  • Primary Home Care (PHC)
  • Community Attendant Services (CAS)
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS-DSA, CLASS-CMA, CLASS-CFS, CLASS-SFS)
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
  • Hospice
  • Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)
  • Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA) [for all Consumer Directed Services]
  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
  • Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID)
  • MDCP – Adaptive Aids (AA)
  • MDCP – Minor Home Modifications (MHM)
  • Nursing Facility (NF)
  • Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
  • Transition Assistance Services (TAS)

Questions can be emailed to Texas.Medicaid.Enrollment@dads.state.tx.us.

(11/13/2015)

DADS Launches Medicaid Re-enrollment Website

DADS Medicaid providers that render services either through Medicaid managed care organizations or traditional fee-for-service Medicaid are required to revalidate their information every 3-5 years. In Texas, the deadline for the next re-enrollment is March 24, 2016.

To help providers better understand this process, DADS has created a Texas Medicaid LTSS Provider Re-enrollment website at http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/mpre/. The site includes a mailbox to submit questions and an enrollment FAQ. An application fee schedule, provider risk matrix and the reenrollment application will be added to the site as they become available.

Questions can be emailed to Texas.Medicaid.Enrollment@dads.state.tx.us.

(9/3/2015)

Miscellaneous FFS Claim Cutoff for FY2013 is Noon, Aug. 11, 2015

DADS providers that have any unbilled miscellaneous fee-for-services (FFS) claims from fiscal year 2013 (Sept. 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013) must submit them by Noon, Aug. 11, 2015.

Miscellaneous FFS claims occur when the service dates are earlier than two prior fiscal years plus the current fiscal year.

More information is available in PDF format on the TMHP website.

(8/6/2015)

DADS Seeking Input on ADRC Process

Do you want to give your input about how DADS can offer services through the aging and disability resource centers (ADRCs)? What about letting us know what you think about a system that would allow people who need services to call one number to get information about long-term care services?

If so, you have three ways to participate:

  • Come to an ADRC Strategic Planning Listening Forums Aug. 4 in Austin and San Antonio, Aug. 5 in Houston or Dallas, or Aug. 6 in El Paso.
  • Participate in a webinar Aug. 10 or 11.
  • Submit written comments via email by close of business Aug. 12.

More information is available in PDF format.

(8/3/2015)

Unavailability of the Texas OIG List of Excluded Individuals and Entities

The Texas OIG List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) website is unavailable until June 22, 2015. DADS providers are required to continue to check the Federal OIG LEIE and attempt to access the State OIG LEIE. The State OIG LEIE screen will return a message, “This site is currently Unavailable, please check back later.” Providers should print this screen, keep it on file, and be sure to check the website again on Monday, June 22, 2015. If the search identifies an excluded individual or entity, please report to HHSC-OIG the identity of the excluded individual or entity and any amount paid to that individual or entity, by accessing the HHSC-OIG self-reporting protocol, Section III. (Unavailable until June 22, 2015).

(6/19/2015)

Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds Available to Fund Projects

Beginning June 1, 2015, DADS will begin accepting applications from entities requesting an award of CMP funds to fund projects and activities that benefit nursing facility residents.

Federal law (sections 1819 and 1919 of the Social Security Act) allows this use of funds obtained from CMPs imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

For more information about this process and an application, please visit the DADS CMP Funds for Projects website.

If you have any questions about this process or alert, please call (512) 438-2626 or send questions to CmpApplication@dads.state.tx.us.

(6/2/2015)

Rules in 40 TAC Chapter 62, Contracting to Provide Transition Assistance Services, are Adopted

Amendments to several sections, new rules, and rule repeals in 40 TAC Chapter 62 have been adopted effective July 1, 2015.

Notice of the adoption was published in the May 22, 2015, issue of the Texas Register.

Questions about this alert can be sent to TAS@dads.state.tx.us.

(5/28/2015)

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