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 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

IL 2022-31 Preparing for the upcoming Fiscal year 2022 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2022-25 Ending of COVID-19 Flexibilities Related to Pre-Enrollment and Enrollment Activities

Note: (Replaces IL 2021-03, IL 2021-04, and IL 2021-14)

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

Note: (Replaces IL20-45 and Replaces IL20-46 for CLASS only)

IL 2022-23 Information Letter No. 2022-23 New Critical Incident Management Reporting System for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Program Providers (REVISED)

Note: Replaces IL 2022-14

IL 2022-20 Data Migration from the Client Assignment and Registration system to the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Long Term Care Online Portal

Note: Replaces IL 2022-11

IL 2022-19 New Application for Managing the Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living Waiver Program Interest Lists

Note: Replaces IL 2022-10

IL 2022-17 1915(c) Waivers Migration to the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) Long-Term Care Online Portal (LTCOP)
IL 2022-15 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)

Note: Replaces IL 2022-09.