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

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

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission contracts with a company called Granicus to provide email updates, called GovDelivery. In accordance with your contract, and contracting rules at 40 Texas Administrative Code §49.302(g), you must subscribe to receive HHSC email updates, using this GovDelivery signup, and select Information Letters, Provider Alerts and the contract program type(s).

When you sign up for email updates, you are giving your information to both HHSC and to Granicus. When HHSC has your information, it is subject to the HHSC privacy policy. When Granicus has your information, it is subject to the Granicus GovDelivery privacy policy.

Infection Control Resources

Contact Program Staff

Statutes and Rules



Other Rules and Statutes

HB 3720

Review Tools and Forms

Additional Resources

IDD and PI Quarterly Webinars


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 2023-11 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Ending May 11, 2023
IL 2023-10 In-Home Individualized Skills and Socialization Information for Program Providers for COVID-19

Note: Replace IL 2023-06, originally issued January 30, 2023.

IL 2023-08 Enhanced Staffing Rate for Off-Site Individualized Skills and Socialization
IL 2023-07 Implementation of Individualized Skills and Socialization
IL 2023-05 Guidance for LIDDAs and Program Providers-HCBS Settings Regulations
PL 2023-02 Lettering System for Scope and Severity Matrix
IL 2023-03 Individualized Skills and Socialization Automatic Service Authorizations and Electronic Visit Verification
IL 2023-01 Payment Rates for Individualized Skills and Socialization Services in the DBMD, HCS, and TxHmL waiver programs Effective January 1, 2023

Note: Replaces IL 2022-56

PL 2022-32 Blackboard Connect Emergency Communication System
IL 2022-53 Requirements for Providers Seeking to Deliver New Individualized Skills and Socialization Services