Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)

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What is DBMD?

The DBMD program provides home and community-based services to people who are deafblind 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

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

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Contact Program Staff

  • Provider/policy information: DBMDPolicy@hhs.texas.gov
  • 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 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 2024-07 Changes to Form 3625 CLASS/CFC - Documentation of Services Delivered and Form 6505, DBMD/CFC - Summary of Services Delivered, and Services Documented through Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System
IL 2024-05 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2024-04 Changes to HHSC-Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions List

Note: Replaces IL 2021-44

IL 2023-44 2023 Cost Report and 2023 or 2024 Accountability Report Training Information
IL 2023-42 2023 Reporting Requirements for Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement
IL 2023-41 Employment First Discovery Tool
IL 2023-40 State Fiscal Year 2024 Awarded Levels for the Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement and Direct Care Staff Enhancement Programs Effective Retroactive to September 1, 2023
IL 2023-38 Individual Plan of Care (IPC) Revision Process to Update Attendant Rates in the CLASS and DBMD Programs Effective Sept. 1, 2023
IL 2023-33 Attendant Services in Various Programs
IL 2023-37 Case Management in DBMD Rates