Home & Community-based Services (HCS)

What is HCS?

The Home and Community-based Services program provides individualized services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home or in other community settings, such as small group homes.

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Statutes & Rules

Review Tools and Forms

Communications

Provider Letters

All letters are in PDF format.

Keywords in title or number
Number Title Date Published
PL 2021-33 Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities 9/2/2021
PL 2021-30 Program Provider Response to COVID-19 and Visitation Expansion for HCS
Note: Replaces PL 2021-09
8/23/2021
PL 2021-29 End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak
Note: Replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021.
8/13/2021
PL 2021-26 HCS and TxHmL Survey Operations Transformation
Note: Revised August 10, 2021
8/9/2021
PL 2020-57 HHSC Guidance to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program Providers and ICF/IID Facilities Regarding Tours for Prospective Residents/Individuals
Note: Revised: Originally issued Dec. 30, 2020, revised April 15, 2021
4/15/2021
PL 2021-13 Introducing the Waiver Survey and Certification Provider Portal 4/6/2021
PL 2020-49 Process to Request Free COVID-19 Point of Care Antigen Test Kits
Note: Revised March 25, 2021
3/25/2021
PL 2021-07 Informal Dispute Resolution Process
Note: Revised August 31, 2021
3/4/2021
PL 2021-06 LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 2/19/2021
PL 2020-55 Administrative Penalty Process for Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Program Providers
Note: Revised March 4, 2021
11/24/2020

Information Letters

All letters are in PDF format.

Keywords in title or number
Number Title Date Published
IL 2021-47 Assisting Individuals Whose Supplemental Security Income is Terminated 10/14/2021
IL 2021-45 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)
Note: Replaces IL 2021-39
9/28/2021
IL 2021-44 Changes to HHSC-Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions List
Note: Replaces IL 2020-44. Revised September 27, 2021
9/27/2021
IL 2021-35 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 7/30/2021
IL 2021-32 Requirements for IPC Submissions for Individuals Requesting Services Funded with General Revenue 7/28/2021
IL 2021-33 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)
Note: Replaces IL 2021-30
7/26/2021
IL 2021-29 Coordination of STAR Kids Services and IDD Waiver Services
Note: Revised May 6, 2021; Replaces IL-2021-25
6/11/2021
IL 2021-21 Retainer Payments 5/3/2021
IL 2021-19 Termination of Waiver Services during the Public Health Emergency 4/22/2021
IL 2021-18 Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Assistance to Providers for Persons with Disabilities 4/16/2021