July 2, 2018 - 9:00am

Health and Human Services Commission, Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin Texas, 78751


Webcasting Available

Entry is through security at the main entrance of the building facing Lamar
Boulevard. Free parking is available in front of the building and in the adjacent parking garage.

Hearing.  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed Medicaid payment rate for the Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center, a nursing facility in the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class of the Nursing Facility Program. 

The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements. 

Proposal. HHSC proposes to increase the payment rate for the pediatric care facility special reimbursement class, of which the Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center is the sole provider, from $270.17 a day to $291.17 a day.  The proposed rate will be retroactively effective to January 1, 2018.

Methodology and Justification.  The proposed payment rate was calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code §355.307, which addresses the reimbursement setting methodology for nursing facilities.

Briefing Package.  A briefing package describing the proposed payment rate will be available at https://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after June 8, 2018.  Interested parties may also obtain a copy of the briefing package prior to the hearing by contacting the HHSC Rate Analysis Department by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at RAD-LTSS@hhsc.state.tx.us.  In addition, the briefing package will be available at the public hearing. 

Written Comments.  Written comments regarding the proposed payment rate may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5 p.m. the day of the hearing.  Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or email.

U.S. Mail
Health and Human Services Commission
Rate Analysis Department, Mail Code H-400
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail, or hand delivery
Health and Human Services Commission
Rate Analysis Department, Mail Code H-400
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78751

Phone number for package delivery:  512-730-7401

Attention:  Brandon Wilson at 512-730-7475


Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7401 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.