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INDIGENT HEALTH CARE
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
To: All Media Advisories
Re: Burnet County Indigent Health Care Eligibility Standards
August 2021 – Burnet County will continue to use the following rules and procedures to comply with its state mandated responsibility under the Indigent Health Care Treatment Act effective September 1, 2021.
An application form can be obtained from the Burnet County Indigent Health Care office located at 1008 N. Water St., Burnet, TX, or by calling the office at 512 715-5280 to request an application be mailed. Assistance in completing the application will be provided upon request. Applications can also be download from the Burnet County website at www.burnetcountytexas.org/page/ihc.home.
Burnet County will use rules and procedures found in the County Indigent Health Care Program Handbook published by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The handbook is available online at https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/handbooks/cihcp/county-indigent-health-care-program-handbook.
In summary, the rules are as follows:
Presenting false information or securing medical benefits wrongfully may subject applicant to criminal and civil penalties. Eligible applicants must report any change in income, resources, household composition, address, and other circumstances affecting eligibility within 14 days to prevent an investigation into the possible filing of criminal or civil charges against them.
Burnet County will only accept and pay the standard payment rate as determined by the Texas department of State Health Services Medicaid Fee schedule or payment rates approved by the Burnet County Commissioners Court.
Without a written referral from a mandated provider, Burnet County has no obligation of financial responsibility for non-emergency services or prescription medication rendered to eligible residents by non-mandated providers.
Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 61.023(d), this Press Release will be posted on the Burnet County website http://www.burnetcountytexas.org and will be sent to local media.
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One of the fastest growing counties in Texas, Burnet County is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, with almost 1,000 square miles of beautiful lakes and rolling hills. Burnet County was organized in 1852, and like many counties of its time, had agriculture as its primary economic base. Although agriculture continues to play an active role in the lives of Burnet County citizens, tourism has taken a front seat in driving the economy of the county. Thousands come to Burnet County each year, taking advantage of the excellent boating, fishing, and camping opportunities.
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