|(a) The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) allows any office of a state health and human services agency to accept an initial application. (b) HHSC contracts with third parties to accept applications from hospital districts (including state-owned teaching hospitals), federally qualified health centers, and county health departments. (c) HHSC may conduct a personal interview with an initial applicant if HHSC has received conflicting information related to household composition, income, or resources that affects eligibility and the information cannot be verified through other means. (d) HHSC reopens a denied initial application, so long as the household complies with the missed requirements within 60 days after the date the application was submitted. HHSC otherwise requires the household to file a new application. (e) HHSC reopens a denied renewal application, so long as the household complies with the missed requirements within 30 days after the last benefit month. HHSC otherwise requires the household to file a new application. (f) HHSC may reopen an application for three months prior coverage if: (1) within two years after the application was filed, the applicant requests that the application be reopened; and (2) a Medicaid eligibility determination was not previously made for the three-month prior period.