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Long-Term Care Providers Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for Service Year-End Closeout Processing

Last updated on 7/31/2020

Important claims processing cutoff dates for claims to be paid by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) are as follows:

Fiscal Year 2018 Miscellaneous Fee-for-Service (FFS) Claims Cutoff: Noon, Monday, August 10, 2020

Fiscal Year 2020 FFS Claims Processing Cutoff: Noon, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Important: FFS claims can take up to 24 hours to process after being submitted to the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP).

Miscellaneous FFS Claims

September 1, 2020, starts state fiscal year 2021. As a result, it is especially important to submit claims on a timely basis during the upcoming weeks. This is a reminder that, with the fiscal year change, any claims for services performed in fiscal year 2018 (September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018) that TMHP receives after Noon, Monday, August 10, 2020, will become miscellaneous claims and cannot be paid through the standard Claims Management System payment process.

End of Fiscal Year FFS Processing Schedules

For claims received at TMHP by noon on:

     Comptroller expected to issue warrant on:

  • August 25, 2020
  • August 28, 2020
  • August 26 – September 1, 2020
  • September 4, 2020
  • September 2, 2020
  • September 8, 2020

Important: The date payments are issued to your account will vary by financial institution. To obtain information about the status of FFS claim payments, providers may access the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website at and choose the Search State Payments Issued link.

All providers should continue to enter FFS claims as usual throughout the fiscal year 2020 claims processing closeout period. Providers may refer questions to HHSC Provider Claims Services at 512-438-2200, Option 1.