YES Waiver Program Amendment
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission posted the following information by public notice in the Sept. 25, 2020 issue of the Texas Register, 45 TexReg 6786 at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0925/0925is.pdf.
“The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a request for an amendment to the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) waiver program, a waiver implemented under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. CMS has approved this waiver through March 31, 2023. The proposed effective date for the amendment is February 1, 2021. The proposed amendment does not affect the cost neutrality of the waiver.
The request proposes to amend Appendix I to require YES program providers to use electronic visit verification for in-home respite. This requirement is being included to comply with §1903(l) of the Social Security Act, as added by the 21st Century Cures Act.
YES Waiver Amendment - Public Notice