HHSC Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Retention Payments are part of the HHSC ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Spending Plan.
The HCBS ARPA Retention Payments were distributed as a temporary rate add-on on eligible service claims with dates of service from March 1, 2022, to August 31, 2022, to agency providers and consumer-directed services (CDS) employers.
HHSC adopted 1 TAC 355.207 governing the HCBS ARPA Retention Payments, including the attestation and reporting requirements. Eligible providers who receive the add-ons but fail to complete the required attestation and reporting will be subject to recoupment of the associated payment add-ons.
HHSC has updated the ARPA HCBS Provider Retention Payments Compliance List on the HHSC Provider Finance website. The list of providers who have submitted an attestation and reporting requirements will be updated every 14 calendar days until the attestation is closed.
If you are an eligible provider who is not yet in compliance, please visit the HHSC Provider Finance website to access and complete the attestation and reports.
The deadline for the attestation and reports is 30 calendar days after the end of the federally declared novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). The official PHE notifications can be viewed here. If the deadline falls on a weekend day, national holiday, or state holiday, then the deadline will fall on the following business day.
For more information regarding ARPA HCBS Provider recruitment and retention payments please visit the HHSC Provider Finance website.