Hearing for Medicaid Therapy Rate Changes 2017

The TxHHSC will be having a public hearing for their proposed therapy rates changes effective July 1, 2017 on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 am. The notice is here https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/meetings-events/2017/05/24/proposed-medicaid-payment-rates-physical-occupational-speech-therapy-provided-comprehensive.

SynerImages has already requested data from 2016 through the Open Records Act that would collaborate any changes to be made based on the TxHHSC Rate Analysis methodology that was also announced earlier, (i.e., averaging amounts paid per service per delivery model per program type and normalizing for converting from timed to untimed for office settings and vice versa for home settings for some CPT codes aligning with the CMS Medicare fee schedule methodology for payment). The proposed fee schedule package will be made available to the public 14 days (possibly later) before the hearing date.