HHSC Publishes Guidance for LIDDAs and Program Providers Regarding HCBS Settings Regulations

IL 2023-05 is posted to the HHS site HCS and LIDDA.

The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance to local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) and Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program providers regarding implementation of the federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings regulations.

HHSC is finalizing updates to the HCS Program rules at 26 TAC §263.502, and they are expected to be adopted in early 2023. All federal requirements must be met by March 17, 2023, in all settings where Medicaid HCBS are delivered.

For questions, email liddaservicecoordination@hhs.texas.gov or HCSPolicy@hhs.texas.gov.