Hospitals that provide neonatal care must have a Level I, II, III or IV designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services by Sept. 1, 2018 in order to receive Medicaid reimbursement.
House Bill 15, 83rd Legislature, requires the development of initial rules to create neonatal and maternal level of care designation. TDSHS neonatal level of care designation rules have been adopted and are effective as of June 9, 2016.
Deadlines for Achieving Designation
Applications and additional information is available from TDSHS’
Neonatal System Development Web page.
Please contact TDSHS’ Neonatal Designation Coordinators with questions or for further assistance.
Debbie Lightfoot, RN
512-834-6700 ext. 2032
Alisha Wilkin, RN
HB 15 (83rd Legislature) – Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal services.
Neonatal Facility Designation Applications for Levels 1-IV
TDSHS webinar Level II Specific Rule Review; June 24, 11 a.m.
Jennifer Banda, J.D., vice president, advocacy, public policy and HOSPAC, 512/465-1046
Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, quality and public health, 512/465-1043