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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 358MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
SUBCHAPTER CFINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS
DIVISION 6BUDGETING FOR ELIGIBILITY AND CO-PAYMENT
RULE §358.438Determination of Co-payment

(a) After a person or couple in an institutional setting is determined eligible for a Medicaid-funded program for the elderly and people with disabilities, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) determines the person's or couple's co-payment in accordance with:

  (1) Section 1902(a)(17) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §1396a(17)), relating to the general authority;

  (2) Section 1902(a)(50) and (q) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §1396a(50) and (q)), relating to personal needs; and

  (3) Section 1924 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §1396r-5), relating to institutionalized spouses with community spouses.

(b) To determine the co-payment for a person or couple in an institutional setting, HHSC follows 42 CFR §§435.725, 435.726, and 435.735, including the optional deduction for a home maintenance allowance for a person or couple described in 42 CFR §435.725(d).

(c) To determine the co-payment for a person or couple receiving services under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in a PACE setting, HHSC follows §1934(i) of the Social Security Act (42 USC §1396u-4(i)).

(d) HHSC follows §1924(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §1396r-5(d)), concerning the protection of income for the community spouse, to determine the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance, and to determine an institutionalized spouse's co-payment.


Source Note: The provisions of this §358.438 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5497

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