This excerpt taken from the MOH 10-K filed Mar 14, 2007.
220.127.116.11 Member Handbook
HHSC must approve the Member Handbook, and any substantive revisions, prior to publication and distribution. As described in Attachment B-1, Section 7, the HMO must develop and submit to HHSC the draft Member Handbook for approval during the Readiness Review and must submit a final Member Handbook incorporating changes required by HHSC prior to the Operational Start Date.
Section 18.104.22.168 modified by Version 1.3
The Member Handbook for each applicable HMO Program must, at a minimum, meet the Member materials requirements specified by Section 22.214.171.124 above and must include critical elements in the Uniform Managed Care Manual. CHIP Perinatal HMOs must issue Member Handbooks to both CHIP Perinates and CHIP Perinate Newborns. The Member Handbook for CHIP Perinate Newborns may be the same as that used for CHIP.
The HMO must produce a revised Member Handbook, or an insert informing Members of changes to Covered Services upon HHSC notification and at least 30 days prior to the effective date of such change in Covered Services. In addition to modifying the Member materials for new Members, the HMO must notify all existing Members of the Covered Services change during the time frame specified in this subsection.