Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)

What is DBMD?

The DBMD program provides home and community-based services to people who are deaf-blind with multiple disabilities as a cost-effective alternative to institutional placement. The program focuses on increasing opportunities for consumers to communicate and interact with their environment.

Provider Communications

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Contact Program Staff

  • Provider/policy information: 512-438-2622
  • Contracting information: 512-438-3550
  • DBMD Interest List information: 1-877-438-5658
  • Eligibility, enrollment, ID/RC, transfer, suspension, termination, renewal, and revision information: 512-438-4896
  • MDCP/DBMD Escalation Helpline:  844-999-9543

Statutes & 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 2022-31 Preparing for the upcoming Fiscal year 2022 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2022-25 Ending of COVID-19 Flexibilities Related to Pre-Enrollment and Enrollment Activities

Note: (Replaces IL 2021-03, IL 2021-04, and IL 2021-14)

IL 2022-27 Interim Guidance for Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and for Renewal, Revised, and Transfer IPCs for CLASS, HCS and TxHmL

Note: (Replaces IL20-45 and Replaces IL20-46 for CLASS only)

IL-2022-26 Ending of COVID-19 Flexibilities for Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and for Renewal, Revised and Transfer IPCs for DBMD

Note: Replaces IL 20-46 for DBMD only

IL 2022-23 Information Letter No. 2022-23 New Critical Incident Management Reporting System for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Program Providers (REVISED)

Note: Replaces IL 2022-14

IL 2022-14 New Critical Incident Management Reporting System for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Program Providers

Note: Replaced by IL 2022-23

IL 2022-13 HHSC Rate Changes and Support to CLASS and DBMD Case Managers Processing IPC Revisions
IL 2022-08 HB4: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy Services Delivered by Synchronous Audio-Visual
IL 2022-02 Payment Rates for DBMD Intervener Effective March 1, 2022
PL 2021-42 New Individualized Skills and Socialization Service Coming Soon