Residential Care

What is RC?

Residential Care provides a 24-hour living arrangement in a licensed facility that provides:

  • Personal care
  • Home management
  • Escort
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Transportation
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Supervision of/assistance with or direct administration of medication

Provider Communications

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Contact Program Staff

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How to Become a Provider

Residential Care providers must be licensed as an assisted living facility and have a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Statutes & Rules



Other Rules and Statutes


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 2012-83 Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification (MESAV) Effective November 2, 2012
IL 2011-162 2011 Cost Report and Cost Report Training Requirements
IL 2011-68 Reminder Regarding Protecting Confidential Information
IL 2010-88 Hospice Managed Care
IL 2010-04 Changes to Contract Bed Amendment Processes
IL 2009-180 Changes to rules regarding Attendant Compensation Reports and reinvestment of recouped funds
IL 2009-123 Reimbursement Rates Effective August 1, 2009
IL 2009-118 Reimbursement Rates Effective September 1, 2009
IL 2009-94 Reminder: 12-Month Claims Payment Rule
IL 2009-36 TV Converter Box Program Update