Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medical Policy Review of IV Therapy Equipment and Supplies.
Due to the declared state of disaster stemming from COVID-19, this hearing will be conducted both in-person and as an online event. To join the hearing from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, register for the hearing in advance using the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8422603633781796878(link is external)
Webinar ID: 519-279-099
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing. You can also dial in using your phone by calling:
Conference Number: (631) 992-3221
Phone Audio Passcode: 899-844-783
If you are new to GoToWebinar, please download the GoToMeeting app at https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/626873213(link is external) before the hearing starts.
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. A recording of the hearing will be archived and can be accessed on demand at https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/live-archived-meetings.
Members of the public may attend the rate hearing in person, which will be held in the Public Hearing Room 125 in the John H Winters Building located at 701 W 51st Street, Austin, Texas or may access a live stream of the meeting here. For the live stream, select the “Winters Live” tab.
Proposal. The payment rates for the Medicaid Medical Policy Review of IV Therapy Equipment and Supplies are proposed to be effective March 1, 2022.
Methodology and Justification. The proposed payment rates were calculated in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code:
§355.8085, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for physicians and other practitioners;
§355.8023, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; and
§355.8441, which addresses the reimbursement methodology for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) services (known in Texas as Texas Health Steps) and the THSteps Comprehensive Care Program (CCP).
Rate Hearing Packet. A briefing packet describing the proposed payment rates will be made available at https://pfd.hhs.texas.gov/rate-packets on or after November 9, 2021. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the briefing packet on or after that date by contacting Provider Finance by telephone at (512) 730-7401; by fax at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail at PFDAcuteCare@hhs.texas.gov.