October 11, 2018 - 9:00am

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


Webcasting Available

Entry is through security at the main entrance of the building facing Lamar Boulevard.

Hearing.  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed Medicaid Community Hospice reimbursement rates.

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. HHSC will broadcast the public hearing; the broadcast can be accessed at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings.  The broadcast will be archived and can be accessed on demand at the same website. 

Proposal.  HHSC will proposes to increase payment rates for Medicaid Community Hospice for routine home, continuous home, inpatient respite, and general inpatient care services to be effective October 1, 2018.

Methodology and Justification.  The proposed payment rates were determined in accordance with the hospice reimbursement methodology, located at the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, Part 418, Subpart G.

Briefing Package.  A briefing package describing the proposed payment rates will be available at https://rad.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after September 25, 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.  The briefing package will also will be available at the public hearing.

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. the day of the hearing.  Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail, special delivery mail, hand delivery, fax, or e-mail.

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 78751-2316

Phone number for package delivery: 512-730-7401

Attention: Rate Analysis 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.