Handbook Revision, March 2018

This revision of the APS Provider Investigations Handbook was published on March 1, 2018. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

APS-PI FR18 Release 2 Policy (PATS 10622)

APS rules in Title 40, Chapter 711 of the Texas Administrative Code were updated on March 1, 2018. The rule changes were intended to streamline administrative processes and address specific challenges related to the expanded scope and jurisdiction of APS. The following policy revisions incorporate the rule changes and align agency language with APS PI’s transition to HHSC.

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1200 Definitions

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2300 Examples of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

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3222.2 Exceptions to Initial Face-to-Face Requirement

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3222.5 Documented Efforts to Interview Principals

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3227 .4 Allegations of Exploitation

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3228 Investigating Exploitation Allegations Involving Loans

3228 3229 Exploitation Allegations and Medicaid Fraud

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3320 Conducting Telephone Interviews

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3331 Interviewing Persons Who Have Relocated In Texas

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3700 Referrals

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3711.3 Does Not Meet the Definition of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

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4123 Time Frames for Delivering the Investigation Report

4124 Extension Request

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4130 Review and Monitoring of Extension Requests

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4323 Elements of the Definition of Exploitation

4323.1 To Confirm Exploitation in Any Setting (Option 1)

4323.2 To Confirm Exploitation in Community Providers (Excluding HCS and TxHmL) (Option 2)

4323.3 To Confirm Exploitation by Theft in Community Providers (Excluding HCS and TxHmL) (Option 3)

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4325 Elements of the Definition of Neglect

4325.1 To Confirm Neglect in a Facility, Local Authority, Community Center, or HCS or TxHmL Waiver Program Provider

4325.2 To Confirm Neglect in a Community Provider Setting

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4500 Determining the HHSC DADS and DSHS Classification

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4630 Closing a Case Without Completing a Client Abuse and Neglect Reporting (DADS AN-1-A) Form

4630 4640 Supervisory Approval Process in IMPACT

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5300 Paper Case File

5310 Arranging the Paper Case File

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7400 Request for an Appeal of Findings

7410 Appeal Requiring Additional Investigation

7411 Commissioner to Commissioner Review