Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC)
Early Childhood Intervention
Texas has operated the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) project since 1995. MAC is the cost-based reimbursement methodology that Texas uses to draw down federal matching funds for activities that facilitate client access to medically necessary Medicaid-funded services. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has partnered with local Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Programs throughout Texas to implement MAC for providers of ECI services. The purpose of this partnership is to assist HHSC in providing effective and timely access to care for Medicaid recipients, more appropriate utilization of Medicaid covered services, and to promote activities that reduce the risk of poor health outcomes for the state's most vulnerable populations.
- HHSC Contractor for MAC Financial reporting
- Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) - ECI
- Early Childhood Intervention - Case Management
- Time Study
MAC staff are available to assist with questions concerning Medicaid Administrative Claiming and use of the online MAC financial reporting system.
Questions regarding MAC can be e-mailed to MAC@hhsc.state.tx.us or contact MAC staff via telephone at (512) 491-1802.
Guides / Manuals
|Federal Fiscal||Quarter||MAC Claim Open Date||MAC Claim Due|
|1st Quarter||(Oct-Dec)||Feb 21||Mar 30|
|2nd Quarter||(Jan-Mar)||May 22||June 29|
|3rd Quarter||(Apr-June)||Aug 21||Sep 28|
|4th Quarter||(July-Sept)||Nov 20||Jan 4|
View a list of important notices regarding Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Early Childhood Intervention.
In order to participate in the MAC program, districts must first enter into a MAC contract with the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC).
In addition to the contracting process, each ECI provider must also meet HHSC training requirements to include Random Moment Time Study (RMTS). An ECI provider that is interested in participating for this upcoming Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) should consider beginning the process as soon as possible, as it may take a couple of months to complete all paperwork and training requirements.
Listing and links to all forms required for participation in the MAC program.
The link below contains information regarding the ECI training information. It is IMPORTANT to carefully read all the information provided so as to fully understand who must attend "initial" training and who is eligible to take "refresher" training.
Contact Rate Analysis MACSend email to MAC Mailbox
Updated: March 8, 2013