Volume XXXI, Number 7
July 2016

Clarification for Hospice Resident on MMP

As you know, there are currently six counties that are participating in the Texas Dual Eligibles Integrated Care Demonstration Project:  Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, and Tarrant counties.  This project, more commonly known as “MMP” (Medicare-Medicaid Plan), was designed to integrate care for Texas beneficiaries who have both Medicare and Medicaid.

An issue recently surfaced regarding a resident on MMP that elects Hospice.  According to a clarification recently received from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for a resident on MMP that elects Hospice, the resident’s traditional Part A comes back into play for any dual non-hospice services, with the MMP monitoring the process.  When in doubt providers should contact the MMP to determine who is responsible to pay for services that are non-hospice related.

President’s Report

 Legislative Update

Commitment to Care


If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.

State / THCA News

  • Clarification for Hospice Resident on MMP

National / AHCA News

Announcements & Recognition