Title XX Emergency Response Services (ERS)

What are Emergency Response Services?

Around-the-clock emergency response services are provided through an electronic monitoring system that is used by functionally impaired adults who live alone or who are socially isolated in the community. In an emergency, the individual can press a call button to signal for help. The electronic monitoring system helps to ensure that the appropriate person or service agency responds to an alarm call.

Provider Communications

Read news, information letters (ILs) and provider letters (PLs).

Don’t Miss Out on Emails from HHS

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission contracts with a company called Granicus to provide email updates, called GovDelivery. In accordance with your contract, and contracting rules at 40 Texas Administrative Code §49.302(g), you must subscribe to receive HHSC email updates, using this GovDelivery signup, and select Information Letters, Provider Alerts and the contract program type(s).

When you sign up for email updates, you are giving your information to both HHSC and to Granicus. When HHSC has your information, it is subject to the HHSC privacy policy. When Granicus has your information, it is subject to the Granicus GovDelivery privacy policy.

Contact Program Staff

For questions about:

How to Become a Provider

Contracting to Provide Services

Public agencies or private nonprofit corporations that are either chartered with or authorized by the Secretary of State to transact business within the state and have a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week emergency response monitoring capability, may apply for a contract.

To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding program and contracting requirements can be found in the following Texas Administrative Code (TAC):

An individual or provider agency must complete an application to provide services in the Community Services programs. Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, you may review the required application documents on:

The required application documents may be downloaded for completion. Access the Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF) to obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

If you prefer HHSC to mail you the required application documents, access the Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF) to request an application packet and obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

Statutes and Rules

State

Federal

Other Rules and Statutes

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 2024-01 Rate Actions for Emergency Reponse Services
IL 2024-05 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2023-31 Fiscal Year 2023 Cutoff Date for Year-End Closeout Processing LTC TMHP Claims
IL 2023-21 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2022-57 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Implementation of Enhanced Monitoring
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 2022-33 Records Retention and Contact Information After Contract Termination
IL 2022-31 Preparing for the upcoming Fiscal year 2022 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2021-48 Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History Check

Note: Revised November 10, 2021