Transition Assistance Services (TAS)

What is TAS?

Transition Assistance Services helps people who reside in a nursing facility and who are Medicaid-eligible to set up a household in the community if the person will be enrolling in one of the following Medicaid waiver programs upon discharge from the nursing facility:

  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities
  • Medically Dependent Children Program

Provider Communications

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How to Become a Provider

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 Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code as follows:

Open Enrollment Process

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission accepts applications through its open enrollment process to contract for the Transition Assistance Services program. Under the open enrollment process, HHSC awards contracts on a noncompetitive basis to eligible applicants meeting provider qualifications and other eligibility requirements.

Applications for TAS can be submitted year-round with no deadline. TAS program provider applicants must complete the application packet and include all required documents in accordance with HHSC instructions.

Visit the Contractor Enrollment Process & Requirements page for more information about HHSC provider enrollment process and requirements.

Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, you may review the required application documents at:

The forms may be downloaded for completion. Completed forms and any additional required information should be mailed to:

Regular mail
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Contract Administration and Provider Monitoring - Waiver Program Enrollments
Mail Code W-359
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030

Overnight/Express delivery
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Attention: Contract Administration and Provider Monitoring - Waiver Program Enrollments
Mail Code W-359
701 West 51st St.
Austin, TX 78751

Should you have any questions regarding the enrollment process for these programs, contact Contract Administration and Provider Monitoring - Waiver Program Enrollments at 512-438-3234.

Statutes & Rules

State

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 2014-77 STAR+PLUS Managed Care Resource Information for Transitioned Community Based Alternatives, Primary Home Care and Day Activity Health Services Providers
IL 2014-74 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring Updated Negative Billing Procedures

Note: Replaces IL 13-28

IL 2014-49 Billing Process for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers Transitioning to STAR+PLUS
IL 2014-23 Expansion of the STAR+PLUS Medicaid Managed Care Program to the Medicaid Rural Service Areas
IL 2014-22 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2013-29 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 Claims Billing Closeout
IL 2013-25 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Implementation of Intermittent Monitoring - Effective Date June 1, 2013
IL 2012-86 Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
IL 2012-83 Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Service Authorization Verification (MESAV) Effective November 2, 2012
IL 2012-58 Changes to Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring Review Periods and Tool