HHSC has published the IGT dates for the various directed payment programs (CHIRP, TIPPS, RAPPS, etc). We wanted to take this opportunity to share this with you all for planning purposes.
|CHIRP – April 5th
|CHIRP – April 30th
|CHIRP – May 28th
|TIPPS – April 5th
|TIPPS – May 1st
|TIPPS – June 1st
|RAPPS – April 13th
|RAPPS – May 5th
|RAPPS – June 3rd
We also want to alert you to an issue on the TIPPS application. The application limits you to 4 Taxonomy codes. That is not in the rule, and the codes listed have two blatant errors. One is that the emergency room group is limited to undersea and hyperbaric emergency physicians, and the other is dermatopathology.
We have notified HHSC, but these cannot be correct. HHSC does not see the issue yet, so we are not expecting any fix before the application date. We are advising to include all groups and NPI’s in the application for those of you that qualify.
TIPPS vs RAPPS:
RAPPS is for RHC services. TIPPS is for non-RHC services. You can use both, but you must be structured correctly. The physician, if in a group can bill the non-RHC services and then qualify for TIPPS (if the 250 Medicaid managed care requirement is also met). If your non-RHC is billed individually, you will not qualify.
As always, please contact us for any help/assistance you may need.