Transition Assistance Services, Pre-enrollment Minor Home Modifications and Pre-enrollment Minor Home Modifications Assessments in the Home and Community-based Services

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) rules amendments go into effect for HCS providers and LIDDAs that address the provision of transition assistance services (TAS), pre-enrollment minor home modifications, and preenrollment minor home modifications assessments and are set forth below. Also illustrated below are other operational requirements for service coordinators and program providers regarding TAS, pre-enrollment minor home modifications, and pre-enrollment minor home … [Read more...]

Medicaid Re-enrollment Website Launched

Medicaid Re-enrollment Website LaunchedAll provider types must re-enroll by March 24, 2016 DADS Medicaid providers that render services either through Medicaid managed care organizations or traditional fee-for-service Medicaid are required to revalidate their information every 3-5 years. In Texas, the deadline for the next re-enrollment is March 24, 2016.To help providers better understand this process, DADS has created a Texas Medicaid LTSS Provider Re-enrollment website at … [Read more...]

Providing Transportation in the Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living Waiver Programs

The purpose of the information letter (IL) is to inform Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) program providers, local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) and Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) about changes related to providing transportation to an individual in the HCS or TxHmL Program. Specifically, this IL describes the process by which transportation will no longer be provided as Community First Choice Personal … [Read more...]

HHSC – Learning Collaborative Summit

HHSC has posted information on the August 27th - 28th Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit, including the livestream link and agenda, on the Dates and Deadlines page. Visit us at Garlo Ward, PC … [Read more...]

Fiscal Year 2015 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing

  Fiscal Year 2015 Claims Processing Cutoff: Noon, Friday, August 21, 2015End of Fiscal Year Processing Schedule For claims received at TMHP by noon on: Comptroller expected to issue warrant on: August 21, 2015 August 27, 2015 August 28, 2015 September 4, 2015 Important: The date payments are issued to your account will vary by financial institution. Due to the Labor Day holiday on September 7, 2015, providers may not receive payments for warrants issued on September 4, 2015, until … [Read more...]

Interpretation of Medical Assistance Only Codes

DADS published an information letter  to provide assistance to service coordinators, case managers, and program providers on how to identify an individual’s Medicaid type program (TP) and to identify if a certified Medicaid TP is categorized as Medical Assistance Only (MAO).Individuals certified for MAO Medicaid by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) receiving Community First Choice (CFC) services through a 1915(c) Waiver Program must meet eligibility requirements stated in 42 Code … [Read more...]

Hot Water Temperatures

The purpose of this information letter is to inform HCS program providers that the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is changing how it determines whether a program provider is in compliance with the DADS Waiver Survey and Certification Residential Checklist, regarding the hot water temperature. In accordance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, §9.171(i), DADS uses this checklist, found at, when conducting visits of each residence in which host … [Read more...]

2014 Cost Report and Cost Report Preparer Requirements

This letter is being distributed through an electronic communication from DADS and contains information on 2014 cost reporting and preparer requirements for the following programs: ·  Community Based Alternatives (Home and Community Support Services only) (CBA HCSS); ·  Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) Case Management Agency (CMA); ·  CLASS Direct Service Agency (DSA); ·  Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS); ·  Home and Community-based … [Read more...]

Information on Ebola Virus for Providers of Services to Individuals in the Department of Aging and Disability Services Programs

DADS information letter provides information on the Ebola virus that providers may use to help ensure the health and safety of staff members and individuals receiving services. The Department of Aging and Disability Services encourages its providers to take reasonable precautions to ensure their employees are not exposed to a symptomatic person by knowing how Ebola is transmitted and its symptoms. An individual will not contract Ebola if he has not had exposure to an individual with Ebola or … [Read more...]

HCS Providers: Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes

DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is available in all four-person residences at all times. Including: · documentation of the most recent evacuation scores (e-scores) completed for the home; · if the home has a sprinkler system, documentation that there is a heat detection system in the attic … [Read more...]