Breast and Cervical Cancer Clinical Workgroup
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) program is soliciting applications to fill vacant positions on the Breast and Cervical Cancer Clinical Workgroup. The purpose of the workgroup is to advise the DSHS BCCS program on strategic planning, services development and revision of policy, and rules related to breast and cervical cancer screening, follow-up and diagnosis.
Workgroup members are selected for three-year terms and the workgroup meets up to three times per year, either in person or by teleconference.
The workgroup has nine members. Members may include one or two of the following:
physician with expertise in the delivery of breast and/or cervical cancer screening, follow-up, diagnosis or treatment
nurse or advance practice nurse involved in the delivery of breast and/or cervical cancer screening, follow-up, diagnosis or treatment
other persons with significant involvement in the delivery of breast and/or cervical cancer screening, follow-up, diagnosis or treatment
Individuals who wish to be considered should send her/his curriculum vitae or resume to:
Janet D. Lawson, MD, FACOG
Community Health Services Section
Division for Family and Community Health Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code: 1923 M-325
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Draft Policy on LEEP and LEEP Conization Procedures
BCCS is instituting a policy allowing contractors to request reimbursement for complications resulting from LEEP and LEEP conization procedures. Please download and review the draft policy, and submit comments and/or questions to BCCSProgram@dshs.state.tx.us by the close of business on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Proposed Rule Amendments
FY13 BCCS Renewal Application
General CHSS Contractor Information
(CHS Section Policy Manuals, Policy Clarifications, Forms and Administrative Changes Policy)
BCCS Contractor Conference Calls
Calls are held quarterly to discuss operations of the program. Agendas, meeting notes, and evaluations are distributed by e-mail to contractors.
BCCS Policy Manual
The current FY12 BCCS Policy Manual is listed below. It contains information on DSHS, BCCS standards and policies including: eligibility, screening, rescreening, case management, professional education, quality assurance, client documentation, reimbursement, and evaluation.
FY12 Policy Manual
- FY12 Policy Manual for BCCS
(4.9 MB, PDF)
- FY12 Billing Guidelines
- FY12 Summary of Changes - March, 2012
- FY12 Summary of Changes - February, 2012
- FY12 Summary of Changes - January, 2012
- FY12 Summary of Changes - July, 2011
FY13 Policy Manual