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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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 2023-31 Fiscal Year 2023 Cutoff Date for Year-End Closeout Processing LTC TMHP Claims
IL 2023-30 Fiscal Year 2023 Cutoff Date for Year-End Closeout Processing
IL 2023-28 Required Steps for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Compliance
IL 2023-25 Critical Incident Management Reporting System (CIMS) Provider Interface Project Status
PL 2023-10 Introducing HCS Certification Standards
IL 2023-23 Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement Program Information for Individualized Skills and Socialization Services in the HCS and TxHmL Waiver Program
IL 2023-22 Employment First Uniform Assessment Tool
IL 2023-18 ARPA and HCBS Provider Retention Payments Attestation and Reporting Requirements

Note: Replaces IL 2022-52

IL 2023-19 Critical Incident Management Reporting System (CIMS) Incident Report Status
PL 2023-05 End of Temporary Waivers of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Note: Revised 5/8/2023. Replaced PLs 2020-21, 2020-26 and 2021-29.