New for Texas: Creating outgoing LA alerts for PASRR-positive residents in SimpleCFS™

Ken BellSimpleCFS, Texas MedicaidLeave a Comment

We’re pleased to announce new functionality in SimpleCFS™ that allows you to create alerts that prompt Local Authorities (LAs) to conduct or complete PASRR Evaluations. For facilities using the TMHP portal (i.e., non-SimpleLTC users), creating an  alert like this requires you to have several details on-hand: Vendor/Provider Number, PL1 DLN, … Read More

[Urgent webinar, Oct. 1] Texas PASRR: Conducting PEs via phone or video

Melina HalikiasSecure News, Texas Medicaid, Training4 Comments

On September 17, 2020, Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) adopted an emergency rule for local authorities. This rule allows local authorities to conduct PEs and resident reviews, for a limited time, by telephone or videoconferencing, rather than face-to-face. In this webinar, Texas HHSC will inform nursing facilities of the … Read More

[Registration open!] Get 2 full days of free Texas LTC training… Sep 15-16

Ken BellSecure News, SimpleCFS, Texas Medicaid, TrainingLeave a Comment

REGISTER NOW: Get 2 days of free LTC training… and be a part of the solution for Texas skilled nursingYou’re invited to join us, Sep. 15-16, as hundreds of Texas skilled nursing professionals come together at the the Texas LTC Virtual Symposium, a first-of-its-kind training and strategy event. This two-day … Read More

[SimpleCFS™ update] Temporary change to PL1 form due to COVID-19

Nate HoardSecure News, SimpleCFS, Texas MedicaidLeave a Comment

Due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is asking all Nursing Facilities (NFs) to submit PASRR Positive PL1s a little differently than under normal circumstances.  What changed For the duration of the public health emergency, any new PL1 for a PASRR … Read More

Texas SNFs: Nursing facility MDS authorization extensions

Melina HalikiasIndustry, Secure News, Texas Medicaid2 Comments

This just in for Texas skilled nursing facilities: Announced on TMHP’s LTC page, the NF eligibility, MN, and the current RUG will be extended for 90 days.  They are encouraging providers to complete MDS’ as soon as possible. Guidance to Nursing Facility Providers The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) … Read More