Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Hospice care also helps the patient's family caregivers.
Wage Index Files and Medicaid Payment Rates
Enrollment, Participation, and Certification
- Hospice Face-to-Face Guidance PowerPoint
- Update on Physician Signature Requirement and Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements PDF
- Hospice Face-to-Face encounter FAQs
Fraud & Abuse
HHSC HCSSA Provider Resources
How to Become a Hospice Provider
State & Federal Statutes and Rules
Hospice Training Requirement
Medicaid Hospice Program Standards Handbook
Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive preventive child health service for individuals from birth through 20 years of age. In Texas, EPSDT is known as Texas Health Steps (THSteps), which includes the preventive care components, or Early and Periodic Screening (EPS), of the total EPSDT service. In addition, medically necessary health-care services are provided to children and adolescents enrolled in THSteps even if the service is not available under the state’s Medicaid plan to the rest of the Medicaid population. In Texas, these additional services are available through the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP).