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KHC Program Rules Review

The Kidney Health Care (KHC) Program is in the process of conducting a quadrennial review of the KHC Rules as mandated by the Texas Government Code §2001.039.

At this time KHC is requesting comments and recommendations from KHC clients, providers, and other interested parties for revision of the rules. You can review the current KHC rules at TAC §61.1 - §61.11. All comments and suggestions will be considered and reviewed.

Please send your recommendations via email to: or by mail or fax transmission to:


Texas Department of State Health Services

PHSU-Mail Code 1938

P.O. Box 149347

Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Attn: KHC Program Rules Review

(512) 776-7565 (fax).


All suggestions for revision must be received by 08/31/2014 to be considered. If you need additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Ethridge, Progam Specialist, Policy Formulation & Health Benefit Team at (512) 776-3664.

Upcoming Events in Austin

September 2014

September 4

The State of Texas Kidney Foundation is hosting a Patient Symposium: "Passport to Kidney Health" in San Antonio on September 4, 2014. Information on diet, insurance, and coping with chronic kidney disease will be discussed. For more information please call 210-739-9778 or visit the symposium page

Passport to Kidney Health Symposium Poster
Registration Form
Register online

Thursday, September 4, 2014
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Norris Conference Center
San Antonio, TX


September 21

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting a Patient & Community Symposium: “A New Normal” in Austin on September 21, 2014. Session topics will include nutrition, options for dialysis, the ESRD network and “Ask the Nephrologist.” For more information call Susan Manuel at 877-543-6397 ext 117 or visit the registration page.

Save the Date Pamphlet
Registration Form

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Noon – 5:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741


March 2013

CMS’ Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative is designed to test a new model of payment and care delivery specific to Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD.

Providers interested in participating in the Initiative must submit a letter of intent and an application to CMS. CMS has extended the deadline for letters of intent and applications until July 1, 2013.

More information on how to apply is available on the Innovation Center website at


November 2012

Effective Monday, November 12, 2012, pharmacies in Texas that have a contract with the Kidney Health Care Program will be able to provide a wider range of blood glucose testing strips, lancets, insulin syringes, and insulin needles to KHC clients. These items have been on the KHC formulary, but limited in scope. When Texas Medicaid begins coverage of these Limited Home Health Supplies (LHHS) on November 12th, all diabetic test strips, lancets, insulin syringes, and insulin needles that will be covered by Medicaid will now be available to KHC clients. All other drug benefit limitations will still apply. More information about this change can be found on the Texas Vendor Drug website at  KHC clients with questions about this notice may call the program at 1-800-222-3986.”

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Last updated August 11, 2014