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.

Communications

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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 2021-03 COVID-19 CLASS and DBMD Interest List Reduction Slot ReleasesReplaces IL 2020-26
IL 2020-48 Cost/Accountability Report and 2021 Accountability Report Training Information
IL 2020-46 Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and IPCs and Requirements for Revised IPCs and Transfer IPCsReplaces IL 2020-12
IL 2020-40 Changes to Determining Billable Units and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Claims Matching
IL 2020-35 Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
IL 2020-24 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2020-26 COVID-19 CLASS and DBMD Interest List Reduction Slot ReleasesReplaces IL 2020-14
IL 2020-25 New Computer-Based Training on CLASS Policy and Processes - Effective June 1, 2020
IL 2020-17 Requirement to Complete DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training Program -- Due April 30, 2020
IL 2020-10 COVID-19 Guidance Information for CLASS and DBMD Program Providers