Local IDD Authority (LIDDA)

Local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) serve as the point of entry for publicly funded intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) programs, whether the program is provided by a public or private entity. They:

  • provide or contract to provide an array of services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • are responsible for enrolling eligible individuals into the following Medicaid programs:
  • are responsible for Permanency Planning for consumers under 22 years of age who live in an ICF/IID, state supported living center or a residential setting of the HCS Program.

Provider Communications

Click here for news, information letters (ILs) & provider letters (PLs).

Performance Contract

The LIDDA Performance Contract can be found on the Contracts Awarded by HHS webpage.

Email HHS Open Records to request unredacted copies.

Resources

Become a Certified Authorized Provider to Conduct a DID

LIDDAs can request that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission certify an employee other than a licensed psychologist to conduct a determination of intellectual disability (DID). This can be especially helpful to LIDDAs that are facing an increase in the number of DIDs to be completed with the launch of Community First Choice.

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 2023-06 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19

Note: Replaces IL 2022-55

IL 2023-07 Implementation of Individualized Skills and Socialization
IL 2023-05 Guidance for LIDDAs and Program Providers-HCBS Settings Regulations
IL 2023-03 Individualized Skills and Socialization Automatic Service Authorizations and Electronic Visit Verification
IL 2022-53 Requirements for Providers Seeking to Deliver New Individualized Skills and Socialization Services
IL 2022-43 Fiscal Year 2022 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing
IL-2022-39 Provider Communications Prior to the End of the COVID-19 PHE
IL 2022-38 New Critical Incident Management Reporting System (CIMS™) for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Program Providers

Note: Originally issued July 7, 2022.

IL 2022-27 Interim Guidance for Renewal of ID/RC Assessments and for Renewal, Revised, and Transfer IPCs for CLASS, HCS and TxHmL - REVISED

Note: Replaces IL 2020-45 and IL 2020-46

IL 2022-32 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19

Note: Replaces IL 2022-28