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.

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 2021-48 Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History CheckRevised November 10, 2021
IL 2021-47 Assisting Individuals Whose Supplemental Security Income is Terminated
IL 2021-44 Changes to HHSC-Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions ListReplaces IL 2020-44. Revised September 27, 2021
IL 2021-36 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
IL 2021-32 Requirements for IPC Submissions for Individuals Requesting Services Funded with General Revenue
IL 2021-29 Coordination of STAR Kids Services and IDD Waiver ServicesRevised May 6, 2021; Replaces IL-2021-25
IL 2021-27 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2021-28 New IDD Operations Portal Functions for Interest List Referrals
IL 2021-19 Termination of Waiver Services during the Public Health Emergency
IL 2021-18 Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Assistance to Providers for Persons with Disabilities