Acute Care

Announcements 

HHSC 2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey — Your Participation Matters

Help the Texas Health and Human Services Commission assess the financial, utilization and process impacts of COVID-19 on HHSC health care providers by taking our COVID-19 Impact Survey.

By taking this survey, you will help HHSC develop policies and secure funding that aim to mitigate the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on providers.

Take the survey here. We appreciate your helping us understand how we can better assist you during this critical time.

The survey questions are here (.pdf) so you may gather the information necessary to complete the survey. The questions should take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey is now open and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. We encourage you to forward these communications to the appropriate person or persons in your organization familiar with the financial and utilization information for your billing provider (as defined by NPI/TPI) so they can respond to this survey. Your participation is voluntary and valued. We look forward to your feedback.

Contact Rate Analysis for questions about the survey.

Federal CARES ACT Provider Relief Fund

Updated September 1st 2020: DEADLINE TO APPLY for Federal CARES Act Provider Relief Fund has been extended again until Sunday, September 13th, 2020. Interested providers are encouraged to apply.

Medicaid and CHIP Allocation

HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans and have not yet received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution allocation.

Per the published guidance, "To be considered for the Medicaid and CHIP Distribution, providers must submit their gross revenues from patient care for CY 2017, 2018, or 2019 by Sunday September 13, 2020. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding."

More information and application portal is available here: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html

Overview

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Rate Analysis for Acute Care Services develops reimbursement methodology rules for determining payment rates/fees for Medicaid Acute Care Services.  HHSC Rate Analysis develops payment rates/fees in accordance with published rules and policy guidelines.