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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2021-39 PDF In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers for COVID-19 (REVISED)
Note: Replaces IL 2021-33
08/27/2021
IL 2021-35 PDF Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 07/30/2021
IL 2021-32 PDF Requirements for IPC Submissions for Individuals Requesting Services Funded with General Revenue 07/28/2021
IL 2021-29 PDF Coordination of STAR Kids Services and IDD Waiver Services
Note: Revised May 6, 2021; Replaces IL-2021-25
06/11/2021
IL 2021-21 PDF Retainer Payments 05/03/2021
IL 2021-19 PDF Termination of Waiver Services during the Public Health Emergency 04/22/2021
IL 2021-18 PDF Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Assistance to Providers for Persons with Disabilities 04/16/2021
IL 2021-16 PDF In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers Due to COVID-19 (Revised)
Note: Replaces IL 2021-08
03/25/2021
IL 2021-15 PDF Electronic Visit Verification Notification Requirement
Note: Revised March 24, 2021. Replaces IL 2021-13
03/24/2021
IL 2021-09 PDF Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
Note: Replaces IL 2012-86
02/24/2021

All Information letters for HCS

Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2021-33 PDF Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities 09/02/2021
PL 2021-30 PDF Program Provider Response to COVID-19 and Visitation Expansion for HCS
Note: Replaces PL 2021-09
08/23/2021
PL 2021-29 PDF End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak
Note: Replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021
08/13/2021
PL 2021-26 PDF HCS and TxHmL Survey Operations Transformation
Note: Revised August 10, 2021
08/09/2021
PL 2021-13 PDF Introducing the Waiver Survey and Certification Provider Portal 04/06/2021
PL 2021-07 PDF Informal Dispute Resolution Process
Note: Revised August 31, 2021
03/04/2021
PL 2021-06 PDF LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 02/19/2021
PL 2020-57 PDF HHSC Guidance to Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program Providers and ICF/IID Facilities Regarding Tours for Prospective Residents/Individuals
Note: Revised: Originally issued Dec. 30, 2020, revised April 15, 2021
04/15/2021
PL 2020-55 PDF Administrative Penalty Process for Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) Program Providers
Note: Revised March 4, 2021
11/24/2020
PL 2020-50 PDF Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Guidance During COVID-19 11/18/2020

All provider letters for HCS

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