Home & Community-based Services (HCS)

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.

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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 2021-53 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)Replaces IL 2021-51
IL 2021-52 Payment Rates for HCS and TxHmL Effective March 1, 2022
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 2021-45 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)Replaces IL 2021-39
IL 2021-44 Changes to HHSC-Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions ListReplaces IL 2020-44. Revised September 27, 2021
PL 2021-33 Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities
PL 2021-30 Program Provider Response to COVID-19 and Visitation Expansion for HCSReplaces PL 2021-09
PL 2021-29 End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 OutbreakReplaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021.
PL 2021-26 HCS and TxHmL Survey Operations TransformationRevised August 10, 2021