Category Archives: RHC News

Provider Compliance Programs Required for Medicaid Re-enrollment

The ACA applicant or re-enrolling provider must certify that it has a compliance program containing the core elements as established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services referenced in Section 1866(j)(8) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sections … Continue reading

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ACA Webinar Update and Important Information

The webinar will be conducted by TMHP via a virtual classroom, hosted on the TMHP Learning Management System (LMS), and delivered as a presentation of information, with limited participant interaction. The webinar is tentatively scheduled to occur the week of … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Effective January 1, 2013, Texas Medicaid is complying with the provisions of section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) affecting the enrollment of Texas Medicaid providers. All Medicaid providers will be required to re-enroll in Texas Medicaid … Continue reading

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Texas Register Texas Medical Board Employment of Physicians

A recent decision overturning a legislative rule was made by the Texas Medical Board that has significant impact for RHC Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner owners. Previously the Texas Legislature during its last session had approved a bill that said … Continue reading

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New Rule Protects Patient Privacy, Secures Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new rule to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The rule replaces the … Continue reading

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Texas Primary Care Provider Fee-For-Service Rate Increase Delayed

Texas will be increasing Medicaid primary care fee–for-service rates, those for certain physician visits and vaccine administration, as quickly as possible. However the state did not receive final federal regulations on the increase until November 1, 2012. This was too … Continue reading

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December RHC Technical Assistance Call

The next Rural Health Clinics Technical Assistance (RHC TA) call has been set for Wednesday, December 19 at 1:00pm (Central). We are pleased that Anne Ferrero, the program coordinator for the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Rural Quality) Grant … Continue reading

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Texas Medicaid Wellness Program PCMH Webinar – Join Us to Learn What PCMH Can Do For You

You’re invited to attend a Texas Medicaid Wellness Program Webinar on Tuesday, January 15th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central Time), to learn more about how the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) can help you and your practice. In this webinar, we will … Continue reading

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Transitional Codes

The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) after some discussion with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been informed that RHCs will be able to bill for the new care transition/coordination codes. Originally, there was some … Continue reading

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TrailBlazer Medicare Contractor Coverage Ends Soon

Effective November 19, 2012, the Jurisdiction 4 (J4) Part B workload will transition to Novitas Solutions, Inc. (Novitas Solutions) as part of the JH implementation. The Trailblazer Part B toll –free numbers and IVR will no longer be in service … Continue reading

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