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Temporary COVID-19 Rate Add-ons for Nursing Facilities Concluded Effective May 11, 2023

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The temporary COVID-19 nursing facility (NF) rate increases that were effective April 1, 2020 concluded on May 11, 2023, at the end of the federally-declared public health emergency (PHE), in accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code Section 355.205 - Emergency Rule for Emergency Temporary Reimbursement Rate Increases and Limitations on Use of Emergency Temporary Funds for Medicaid in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On April 5, 2023, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) published Information Letter (IL) 2023-14 for NF/Hospice providers related to the ending of temporary emergency rate increases. Information regarding the ending of the temporary rate add-ons, including claims submissions, is provided in the IL. HHSC encourages NF providers to review information regarding claims submission to prevent payment delays.

Please contact the HHSC Provider Finance Department, Long Term Services and Supports team for any questions.