Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services (CMPAS)

What is CMPAS?

Under the CMPAS program, Texas Health and Human Services contracts with licensed agencies to provide personal assistance services to people who have physical disabilities who are mentally and emotionally competent and willing to supervise their attendant or have someone who can supervise the attendant for them. The individual interviews, selects, trains, supervises and releases their personal assistants. Health-related tasks are prescribed by physician.

Provider Communications

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Contact Program Staff

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How to Become a Provider

For information about how to become a provider, contact your local Contracted Community Services  Unit manager.

Statutes and Rules



Other rules and statutes


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 2013-29 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2013-25 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Implementation of Intermittent Monitoring - Effective Date June 1, 2013
IL 2012-86 Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
IL 2012-83 Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification (MESAV) Effective November 2, 2012
IL 2011-04 Billing Procedures for Individuals Who Move Between Fee-for-Service and STAR+PLUS Service Areas

Note: Revised June 21, 2012

IL 2012-08 Managing the Most Frequent Rejected and Denied Provider Claims
IL 2012-21 New EDI 5010 Diagnosis Code Requirement -- affects Claim Submission and Payment
IL 2012-23 Supplemental Provider Information for STAR+PLUS March 1, 2012, Expansion into Lubbock, El Paso and Hidalgo Service Areas
IL 2011-119 Expansion of the STAR+PLUS Program into new service areas: El Paso, Lubbock and Hidalgo
IL 2011-89 Updated Information: Expansion of the STAR+PLUS Program in the Harris and Jefferson County Service Areas