COVID-19 Update to Telehealth Guidance on CLASS Professional and Specialized Therapies

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, HHSC permitted behavioral support, dietary services, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy provided in the CLASS program to be delivered using telehealth. These temporary COVID-19 flexibilities will end effective April 30, 2022. HHSC is issuing related interim guidance allowing the following on an ongoing basis:

  • Telehealth (synchronous audio-visual technology)
  • Certain activities by telephone (audio-only)

Information letter No. 2022-24 contains the interim guidance for these services. Access IL 22-08 HB4: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Services Delivered by Synchronous Audio Visual for more information about physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology interim guidance.

Email the CLASS policy mailbox with questions about this alert.