October 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

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


Webcasting Available

Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed amendments to §355.8201, concerning Waiver Payments to Hospitals for Uncompensated Care. The proposed amendments to §355.8201 were published in the September 21, 2018 issue of the Texas Register (43 TexReg 6043).

The purpose of the amendment is to alter the final payment methodology for the Uncompensated Care (UC) program in demonstration years 7 and 8. HHSC previously proposed an amendment to 1 TAC §355.8201 on July 27, 2018 (43 TexReg 4911). HHSC withdrew the proposed amendment on September 10, 2018 but has included those changes in this proposed rule.

The amendments are proposed to be adopted in November 2018 and will apply to services provided between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2019. The hearing will be held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Written Comments. Written comments regarding the proposed payment rates may be submitted in lieu of, or in addition to, oral testimony until 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2018. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or email:

U.S. Mail:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attn. Mariah Ramon, Project Manager
P.O. Box 149030
Mail Code H-100
Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Overnight mail, special delivery mail or hand delivery:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attn. Mariah Ramon, Project Manager
4900 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78751-2316

Phone number for package delivery: 512-730-7402.

E-mail: UCTools@hhsc.state.tx.us. When e-mailing comments, please indicate "Comments on Proposed Rule 18R076" in the subject line.

Persons with disabilities who wish to attend the hearing and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7402 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.