EVV Vendor Systems Will Display Individualized Skills and Socialization Services Starting Jan. 1, 2023 Before New Authorizations Are Available

This notice is for Home and Community-based Services program providers, Texas Home Living program providers and financial management services agencies required to use Electronic Visit Verification.

As shared in the EVV notice published on Oct. 26, Individualized Skills and Socialization bill codes will replace day habilitation bill codes; therefore, the EVV vendor systems will display Jan. 1, 2023 as the effective date for these new services; however, HHSC has extended the date when the new authorizations for Individualized Skills and Socialization services will be available, which is the week of Jan. 9, 2023.

Program providers and FMSAs required to use EVV must continue to use EVV.

HHSC will continue posting related updates.

As a reminder, EVV claims matching for HCS and TxHmL starts March 1, 2023. EVV Operations will be posting the updated bill codes, including helpful information to avoid future payment denials or recoupments, following the publication of other HHSC materials.

For other EVV questions, email the EVV Operations inbox.

For questions about Individualized Skills and Socialization services, email the Long-Term Services and Supports Policy inbox.