Community Attendant Services (CAS)

What is CAS?

Community Attendant Services is a non-technical, medically related personal care service that is available to eligible individuals whose health problems cause them to have limitations in performing activities of daily living according to a practitioner's statement of medical need. CAS personal care tasks are provided by an attendant.

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Contracting to Provide Services

CAS providers must be licensed as a Home and Community Support Services Agency within the category of Licensed Home Health Services, Licensed and Certified Home Health Services, or Personal Attendant Services and have a contract with HHSC to provide CAS. Rules regarding minimum standards for HCSSA licensure can be found in Title 26, Chapter 558 of the Texas Administrative Code.

Visit the HCSSA site for more information about licensing requirements.

To be eligible to provide CAS and receive reimbursement, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding minimum eligibility requirements for contracting can be found in Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code as follows:

CAS is one of three programs under one contract. The other two programs are Primary Home Care and Family Care. A PHC/FC/CAS contractor must agree to serve individuals in each program.

Learn more information about HHSC provider enrollment process and requirements.

An individual or provider agency must complete an application to provide services in the Community Services programs. To ensure all required documents are submitted with your application, review the application checklist for this program using Form 5830, Contract Application Packet Checklist State Office Enrolled.

Contract applicants and current contractors for PHC/FC/CAS may submit contract applications, completed forms and required information by:

  • Email: hhseopcm@hhsc.state.tx.us
  • Fax: 512-206-3979
  • Regular Mail
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
    Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management
    Mail Code W-357
    P.O. Box 149030
    Austin, TX 78714-9030
  • Overnight/Express Delivery
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
    Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management
    Mail Code W-357
    909 West 45th Street
    Austin, TX 78751

Should you have any questions regarding the enrollment process for these programs, contact Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management at 512-438-3550.

In accordance with 40 Texas Administrative Code Section 49.302(b), HHSC requires a newly enrolled PHC/FC/CAS contractor to successfully complete program orientation or to submit verification that the program orientation was completed in another region for the same contract type, before HHSC places the contract on the regional choice list. After HHSC awards the contract, Regional Enrollment and Monitoring staff will contact the contractor to schedule the program orientation.

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Information & Provider Letters

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Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
IL 2021-48 Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History CheckRevised November 10, 2021
IL 2021-36 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
IL 2021-33 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)Replaces IL 2021-30
IL 2021-27 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2021-16 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers Due to COVID-19 (Revised)Replaces IL 2021-08
IL 2021-06 COVID-19 Vaccine Resource for Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Employees
IL 2020-48 Cost/Accountability Report and 2021 Accountability Report Training Information
IL 2020-47 Clarification of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) RequirementsRevised November 18, 2020
IL 2020-33 Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Guidance for FMSAs and Notice for Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Employers, Effective June 26, 2020
IL 2020-28 Consumer Directed Services Attendant Workforce Survey