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HHSC discontinued automatic renewal of IPCs and ID/RCs on Dec. 31, 2020. Therefore, CLASS CMAs, CLASS DSAs and DBMD program providers must resume the process of conducting the service planning team meeting on or before the effective date of the renewal IPC. They must develop proposed renewal IPCs and updated ID/RCs for submission to HHSC. The effective date of the renewal IPC is the day after the IPC expires.
You may conduct the SPT meeting to renew the ID/RC by telehealth. You may conduct the SPT meeting to renew the IPC by telehealth or phone. If you cannot get the signature of the person or legally authorized representative on the proposed renewal IPC, you must get their oral agreement to the renewal IPC. Put the agreement in the individual’s record.
CLASS DSAs and DBMD program providers cannot bill for services provided when a renewal IPC is not authorized by HHSC. This means the SPT meeting must occur by the effective date of the renewal IPC. The CLASS DSA or DBMD program provider cannot bill for services provided between the date of the meeting and the effective date of the renewal IPC.