2017 Accountability Reports - Multipurpose

Overview

Information provided below is in regards to special cost reporting requirements for existing providers who become rate enhancement participants.

For all CLASS, DAHS, DBMD, HCS, ICF/IID, PHC, RC, and TxHmL providers, Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §355.112(h)(2)(F) states that "Existing providers who become participants in the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement as a result of the open enrollment process on any day other than the first day of their fiscal year are required to submit an Attendant Compensation Report with a reporting period that begins on their first day of participation in the enhancement and ends on the last day of the provider's fiscal year." This report is in addition to the provider's 2016 cost report and will be used to determine compliance with Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement spending requirements for the period beginning September 1, 2016, and ending on the last day of the provider's fiscal year that encompasses September 1, 2017.

For all NF providers, Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §355.308(f)(2)(F) states that "Existing facilities which become participants in the enhancement as a result of the open enrollment process on any day other than the first day of their fiscal year are required to submit a Staffing and Compensation Report with a reporting period that begins on their first day of participation in the enhancement and ends on the last day of the provider's fiscal year." This report is in addition to the provider's 2015 cost report and will be used to determine compliance with Direct Care Staff Rate Enhancement spending requirements for the period beginning September 1, 2016, and ending on the last day of the provider's fiscal year that encompasses September 1, 2017.

This special report is called an Accountability Report - Multipurpose or ARM. The ARM report will be submitted electronically using the Automated Cost Reporting & Evaluation System (ACRES) Data Entry Software. The ACRES software is provided at no charge by the HHSC Rate Analysis Department.

To help providers/facilities determine if they are required to complete an ARM for the reasons detailed above, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Rate Analysis Department (RAD) has created a list (see item number 1 below) containing the contract numbers and specific reporting periods of those providers that must submit an ARM .

  • For all programs except ICF/IID and HCS/TxHmL and RC providers must submit one ARM for each contract number listed on the referenced chart (see item 1 below) . Providers with more than one contract number listed on the referenced chart must file a separate ARM for each contract.
  • For the ICF/IID program, providers are required to submit one ARM for each component code listed on the referenced chart. This single report is to be completed for all contracts and facility sizes held under the component code. Providers with more than one component code listed on the referenced chart (see item 1 below) must file a separate ARM for each component code.
  • For the HCS/TxHmL program, providers are required to submit one ARM for each component code listed on the referenced chart (see item 1 below) . This single report should be completed for all contracts held under the component code. Providers with more than one component code listed on the referenced chart must file a separate ARM for each component code.
  • For RC providers who have both a RC and a CBA AL contract listed on the referenced chart (see item 1 below), must file one ARM containing both contracts.

2017 Accountability Reports - Multipurpose (ARM) Documents

Reference chart for providers that must submit an Accountability Report - Multipurpose (.xls)

Program Specific Methodology Rules

ARM Specific Instructions

ARM Worksheets and Worksheet Instructions

ARM Schedules

Due Date and Submission Address

The 2017 ARM must be submitted as per the instructions contained in Chapter 7 of the ACRES Data Entry Manual. In addition to electronically submitting the report file, required supporting documentation must be mailed to the address provided below so as to be received by the indicated due date contained in the request letter.