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Public Comment Period for Heightened Scrutiny

Last updated on 5/12/2022

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting an updated list of assisted living facilities participating in the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services for heightened scrutiny review, as required by the federal HCBS Settings Rule. The updated list also includes a summary of non-compliance issues and remediation activities necessary for assisted living facilities to comply with the HCBS Settings Rule.

HHSC invites members of the public, including people receiving Medicaid HCBS and their families, providers, and other stakeholders to submit comments on the updated list. Important: HHSC must receive comments by 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2022.

The list of settings and instructions for submitting public comments are available here.