The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has published IL 2021-37 requirements needed for payments for leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ICF/IID program providers. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services authorizes HHSC to pay an ICF/IID program provider for up to 90 days. This can happen if the program provider reserved a bed for a resident who took a temporary leave of absence between March 20, 2020 and March 1, 2021 to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This leave, called COVID-19 therapeutic leave, includes therapeutic, extended therapeutic, and special leave.
Call Provider Claims Services at 512-438-2200 for questions about a specific situation.