What is CAS?
Community Attendant Services is a non-technical, medically related personal care service that is available to eligible adults and children whose health problems cause them to be functionally limited in performing activities of daily living according to a practitioner's statement of medical need. Services are provided by an attendant.
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Contact Program Staff
For questions about:
- Contracting with HHSC: Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF)
- Information regarding eligibility criteria: your local HHSC office
- Program or provider policy information: CCADPolicy@hhsc.state.tx.us
- Nursing or other services: Community Services regional contacts
How to Become a Provider
To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must be a Community Attendant Services provider. CAS providers must be licensed as a HHSC Home and Community Support Services Agency (HCSSA) with the Personal Attendant Services category of license and have a contract with HHSC to provide CAS services. Rules regarding minimum standards for HCSSA licensure can be found in Title 26 Chapter 558 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).
Contracting to Provide Services
To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding minimum eligibility requirements for contracting can be found in Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code:
- TAC, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 47: Primary Home Care, Community Attendant Services and Family Care Program
- Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 49: Contracting for Community Care Services
Visit the Contractor Enrollment Process and Requirements page for information about HHSC provider enrollment process and requirements.
An individual or provider agency must complete an application to provide services in the Community Services programs. Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, review the list of required application documents:
Please contact your local Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF) to obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.