Cost Report Training

Important Information

There are changes to the cost report training requirements. These changes are explained below. It is important that you carefully read all the information provided so as to fully understand how cost report training will now be administered.

Requirements:

In accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Part 15, Chapter355, Subchapter A, Rule 355.102(d), attendance at an HHSC-sponsored cost report training is mandatory for all individuals who sign the Cost Report Methodology Certification as preparer. It is the responsibility of each provider to ensure that each cost or accountability report preparer who signs the Cost Report Methodology Certification has received the appropriate Cost Report Training from the appropriate Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) training session. Cost or accountability report preparers may be employees of the provider or persons who have been contracted by the provider for the purpose of cost or accountability report preparation. NO EXEMPTIONS from the cost report training requirements will be granted.

Preparers must attend cost report training for every program for which a cost or accountability report is submitted. Such training is required per the information in the training table below for the preparer to be qualified to complete the report for the specific program(s) for which  training credit(s) was received. Therefore, if a preparer attends Cost Report Training, as listed in the table below, the preparer is approved to prepare other reports for that program within the biennium.

Preparers who have NOT completed training for a specific program's cost or accountability report will NOT be able to submit a cost or accountability report for that program.

The following table indicates the cost report training requirements for preparers:

Program

Report Type

Required Training

DBMD

2017 Accountability Report

2018 Accountability Report

2019 Accountability Report

2017 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

DAHS, CPC (CLASS-DSA, PHC)

2017 Cost Report

2018 Accountability Report

2019 Accountability Report

2017 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

NF, RC, HCS/TxHmL, ICF/IID

2017 Cost Report

2018 Cost Report

2018 Accountability Report

2019 Accountability Report

2017 Cost Report Training

2018 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

2018 Cost Report Training

24-RCC

2017 Cost Report

2018 Cost Report

2017 Cost Report Training

2017 and/or 2018 Cost Report Training

A Cost or Accountability Report will not be accepted for any of the following programs if the preparer has not attended the required training:

Training Requirements:

All Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) sponsored cost report training will be offered via Webinar. There will be no on-site classroom training or online training. Each Webinar will include both the general and program-specific content for a program.

Upon completion of the appropriate webinar, preparers will be given the appropriate credit to be qualified to submit a cost or accountability report as detailed in the table above. Attendees of Cost Report Training Webinars will not receive a certificate, and there will be NO Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) credits for completing cost report training Webinars.

To sign as preparer of a cost or accountability report for a specific program, the preparer must attend the appropriate Cost Report Training Webinar.

Charge for Cost Report Training:

HHSC-sponsored Cost Report Training Webinars are offered at no charge.

Cost Report Training Information

View the Training Information Letters:

24RCC CLASS-CMA, CLASS-DSA, DAHS, DBMD, HCS/TxHmL, ICF/IID, NF, PHC, RC (.pdf)

Cost Report Training Webinar Information

View the Cost Report Training Webinar Schedule (.pdf)

View the 24RCC Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the CPC Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the DAHS Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the DBMD Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the HCS/TxHmL and ICF/IID Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the NF Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

View the RC Cost Report Training Webinar Presentations (.pdf)

Registration

Register for the Cost Report Training Webinars

Trained Preparers List:

View a list (in Excel) of persons who have completed the training requirements to prepare cost or accountability reports for the year indicated.

NOTE: Preparers willing to be hired out to prepare cost report are indicated on the list above. HHSC does not endorse anyone on this list, and does not ensure that anyone on the list can properly complete a cost report or accountability report.