The Texas Association of PPECC’s is excited to announce that Texas House Bill 3550 contains several key provisions that aim to improve the quality of care provided to children with medical complexities and their families. The bill is focused updating the rules and establishing new standards for Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECCs).
PPECCs provide a range of medical services to children with severe medical conditions, including skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respiratory therapy. The new standards set by House Bill 3550 require PPECCs to provide high-quality care that meets the unique needs of each child and family.
The passing of the House Bill 3550 is a major step forward in improving access to care for children with medical complexities in Texas. It demonstrates the state's commitment to ensuring that all children, regardless of their medical needs to have access to high-quality care that meets their unique needs.
TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR PPECCS WELCOMES YOU
A Message From The Founder
It is my privilege to welcome to you the Texas Association for PPECC’s. Since founding this organization, it has been my honor and duty to represent all PPECC owners across Texas in advocating for our precious medically complex babies and kids. Together, we have made great strides thus far. In a short amount of time, we have been able to change state rules that govern PPECC’s. We are also proud to announce our Bill changing rules and reimbursement has been filed in both the House and the Senate. We are also proud to announce that the governor recently signed a bill to change the PPECC rules in Texas.
Together, with a collective voice, we can create the PPECC gold standard to shape the growth of this industry in our state.
I am proud to be leading the cause.
David R. Maymon
Texas Association for PPECCS Mission
A Bit of Background
Welcome to the Texas Association For Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers. We are a new type of health care facility in Texas that was created to provide skilled nursing and therapies to medically complex babies and children. We are facility based so our kids come to us in the morning and leave in the afternoon. Each day our members ensure our kids are in an enriching environment where they can thrive physically, developmentally and socially.
The mission of the Texas Association for PPECC’s is to educate the public about this new program and work with public policymakers at the state and federal levels to promote the interests of our patients and facilities.
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECC's) allow minors from birth through age 20 with medically complex conditions to receive daily skilled nursing care in a non-residential setting.
When prescribed by a physician, minors can attend a PPECC up to a maximum of 12 hours per day to receive medical, nursing, psychosocial, therapeutic and developmental services appropriate to their medical condition and developmental status.