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Sandy Frizzell Batton named PACSTX Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX 9/18/18 — Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas (PACSTX) announced today that its President and Board have named Sandy Frizzell Batton as the organization’s first executive director. Frizzell Batton has represented PACSTX at the legislature and before regulatory agencies as the director of policy development and government relations since 2013. “Sandy has…

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21th Century Cures Act, EVV

21th Century Cures Act, EVV: Providers who deliver personal care services or home health services as defined by passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress adopted 42 U.S.C. §1396b(l), who are not currently required to use electronic visit verification requirements, will be subject to the updated provisions by Jan. 1, 2019, for PCS and…

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New ICF Rules

ICF New Rules: HHSC hosted a stakeholder meeting on new proposed ICF rules. The draft proposed rules are the first step in implementing HB 2025 (the bill that had Sen. Schwertner’s SB 932 amended to it at the end of the last legislative session). The proposed rules remove the administrative penalty cap in ICF, significantly…

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