|(a) The department shall bill each DCS Customer for
services on a monthly basis. The DCS invoice may include the following:
(1) Services received by the department and service
provider on behalf of the DCS customer;
(2) The department's administrative fee; and
(3) Additional pass-through expenses incurred by the
department or service providers on behalf of the DCS Customer.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (d), in order to allow
the department to meet the statutory payment requirements of Chapter
2251, Texas Government Code, a DCS Customer shall ensure the department's
receipt of payment within (20) calendar days following delivery of
the monthly invoice.
(c) The department's administrative fee shall be, at
a minimum, reviewed semi-annually. Any proposed incremental change
in the department's administrative fee shall first be considered by
the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor.
(d) DCS Customers shall dispute erroneous charges within
four (4) invoice cycles after the date the DCS Customer receives the
invoice in dispute. The dispute must provide details as to the nature
of the dispute and all information the DCS Customer may have to assist
in resolution of the dispute.