Health & Safety Code Section 252.207
Reimbursement of Facilities
(a)Subject to legislative appropriation and state and federal law, the commission may use money in the quality assurance fund, together with any federal money available to match that money:
(1)to offset expenses incurred to administer the quality assurance fee under this chapter;
(2)to increase reimbursement rates paid under the Medicaid program to facilities or waiver programs for individuals with an intellectual disability operated in accordance with 42 U.S.C. Section 1396n(c) and its subsequent amendments; or
(3)for any other health and human services purpose approved by the governor and Legislative Budget Board.
(b)Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 2.156(a)(1) and Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1251, Sec. 4(b).
(c)If money in the quality assurance fund is used to increase a reimbursement rate in the Medicaid program, the commission shall ensure that the reimbursement methodology used to set that rate describes how the money in the fund will be used to increase the rate and provides incentives to increase direct care staffing and direct care wages and benefits.
(d)The increased Medicaid reimbursement paid to a facility under this section may not be based solely on the amount of the quality assurance fee paid by that facility unless authorized by 42 C.F.R. Section 433.68 or other federal law.
Section 252.207 — Reimbursement of Facilities,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.252.htm#252.207 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).