Community Living Assistance & Support Services (CLASS)

What is CLASS?

CLASS provides home- and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or a related condition. A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 and that affects a person's ability to function in daily life.

Provider Communications

Click here for news, information letters (ILs) & provider letters (PLs).

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Contact Program Staff

  • Provider/policy information: 512-438-5077
  • Contracting information: 512-438-3550
  • CLASS Interest List information: 877-438-5658
  • Eligibility, enrollment, ID/RC, transfer, suspension and termination information: 512-438-2484
  • Renewal and revision information: 512-438-4896

Statutes & Rules

State

Formatted State Rules

HHS maintains the formatted versions of rules related to this program on its website to enhance public access to program information. The Texas Register and the Texas Administrative Code remain the official sources for all HHS rules.

Federal

Other Rules and Statutes

Communications

Information & Provider Letters

Case-sensitive. Use commas to separate multiple entries.
Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
IL 2022-58 2022 Cost Report and 2022 or 2023 Accountability Report Training Information
IL 2022-52 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Retention Payments Attestation and Reporting Requirements
IL 2022-46 Information Letter No. 2022-46 (Revised) Payment Rates for Financial Management Services Agencies Effective September 1, 2022
IL2022-45 Payment Rates for Financial Management Services Agencies Effective September 1, 2022
IL 2022-43 Fiscal Year 2022 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
IL-2022-39 Provider Communications Prior to the End of the COVID-19 PHE
IL 2022-37 New Critical Incident Management Reporting System (CIMS™) for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Program Providers
IL 2022-30 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Retention Payments (Revised)

Note: Revised June 24, 2022

IL 2022-27 Interim Guidance for Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and for Renewal, Revised, and Transfer IPCs for CLASS, HCS and TxHmL - REVISED

Note: Replaces IL 2020-45 and IL 2020-46

IL 2022-31 Preparing for the upcoming Fiscal year 2022 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout