The proposed HCS rate reductions apply to services delivered through both the provider- managed and consumer directed services (CDS) options. All proposed rates are pending approval by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Please refer to the HHSC Rate Analysis webpage at http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/rate-packets.shtml for information on the proposed HCS rates. Once they are approved, the HCS rates will be available on the HHSC Rate Analysis webpage at http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/mhmr/Hcs.html.
HCS CDS service authorizations will be automatically converted by the CARE system when the proposed rates are approved by HHSC. Therefore, CDSAs do not need a new service authorization from the HCS service coordinators before adjusting the CDS budget workbook.