Individualized Skills and Socialization

Texas HHSC has developed the Individualized Skills and Socialization Provider Portal, an online source of information for providers of individualized skills and socialization.

The Individualized Skills and Socialization Provider Portal will allow providers to:

  • Complete and review trainings on the Individualized Skills and Socialization service.
  • Find and review provider letters and other information and releases related to Individualized Skills Socialization.
  • Link to rules and other services related to Individualized Skills and Socialization.

Individualized Skills and Socialization Provider Portal Training

Individualized Skills and Socialization Provider applicants are required to complete HHSC Individualized Skills and Socialization Provider Training as well as training on the use of the TULIP application.

Prelicensure Training for Individualized Skills and Socialization Providers
This training was designed for providers who wishes to offer individualized skills and socialization services. Prior to surveys, an entity must make an application for a Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) license. You will learn information about the requirements to obtain a license.

Preparing for a Survey
This training was designed to assist Individualized Skills and Socialization Providers prepare for a survey. In this course, you will review the survey process and identify the licensure rules.

TULIP Navigation and Application for Individualized Skills and Socialization Providers
This training was designed to assist Individual Skills and Socialization Providers in completing the TULIP Licensure Application. In this course, you will review the steps required to create an account in TULIP and apply for a provider license.

Provider Communications

  • PL 2021-42 (PDF) – This Provider Letter offers a brief introduction to the new Individualized Skills and Socialization program and what providers can expect as HHSC implements the service.
  • Individualized Skills and Socialization FAQs (PDF) – revised January 10, 2023.
  • PL 2023-01 (PDF) – This Provider Letter provides guidance to Individualized Skills and Socialization service providers about the LTCR rules related to the program.

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 2023-01 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 2023-01 New Regulatory Rules for Long-term Care Regulation (LTCR) Individualized Skills and Socialization Services
IL 2022-53 Requirements for Providers Seeking to Deliver New Individualized Skills and Socialization Services
PL 2021-42 New Individualized Skills and Socialization Service Coming Soon