Community Living Assistance and 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.

Provider Communications

Read news, information letters (ILs) and provider letters (PLs).

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) contracts with a company called Granicus to provide email updates, called GovDelivery. In accordance with your contract, and contracting rules at 40 Texas Administrative Code §49.302(g), you must subscribe to receive HHSC email updates, using this GovDelivery signup, and select Information Letters, Provider Alerts and the contract program type(s).

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Contact Program Staff

  • Provider/policy information: CLASSPolicy@hhs.texas.gov
  • 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 and Rules

State

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 2023-21 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2023-18 ARPA and HCBS Provider Retention Payments Attestation and Reporting Requirements

Note: Replaces IL 2022-52

IL 2023-19 Critical Incident Management Reporting System (CIMS) Incident Report Status
IL 2023-17 2022 Cost Surveys due for FMSA Providers
IL 2023-16 Termination of Waiver Services Due to Denial of Medicaid Eligibility
IL 2023-11 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Ending May 11, 2023
IL 2022-58 2022 Cost Report and 2022 or 2023 Accountability Report Training Information
IL 2022-46 Payment Rates for Financial Management Services Agencies Effective September 1, 2022 (Revised)
IL2022-45 Payment Rates for Financial Management Services Agencies Effective September 1, 2022
IL 2022-43 Fiscal Year 2022 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing