Home and Community-based Services (HCS)

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What is HCS?

The Home and Community-based Services program provides individualized services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home or in other community settings, such as small group homes.

Provider Communications

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Infection Control Resources

Contact Program Staff

Statutes and Rules

State

Federal

Other Rules and Statutes

HB 3720

Review Tools and Forms

Additional Resources

IDD and PI Quarterly Webinars

Regulatory Comment Card Survey

Please take a short survey about the recent visit to your facility by Texas Health and Human Services Long-Term Care Regulatory.

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 2024-06 Practice Locations in the Home and Community-based Services Program
IL 2024-05 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
PL 2020-01 How to File a Complaint Regarding a Surveyor and Report Survey Inconsistencies

Note: Revised 4/16/2024

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 2023-39 Individual Plan of Care (IPC) Revision Process to Update Attendant Rates in the HCS and TxHmL Programs Effective Sept. 1, 2023
IL 2023-33 Attendant Services in Various Programs