HCS & TxHmL Register For The Billing and Payment Webinar Jan. 30th, 2020

Billing Guideline Revisions Effective Nov. 15, 2019
Thursday Jan. 30
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Register for the webinar

HHSC is requesting that program providers submit questions regarding Billing Guidelines Revisions or Billing Guidelines related questions by end of business on Jan. 27 to HCS.TxHml.BPR@hhsc.state.tx.us.


HCS, TxHmL, CLASS and DBMD Quarterly Webinar Jan. 31st, 2020

Program providers, case management agencies and direct service agencies can now register for the HCS, TxHmL, CLASS and DBMD quarterly webinar.

Jan. 31, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Webinar topics include:

  • Waste Fraud and Abuse
  • Attendant Training
  • Employment First
  • Rate Enhancement
  • Electronic Visit Verification
  • Value Added Services

TAC Updates for HCS

Effective Oct. 1, 2019

Texas Administrative Code has been updated effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Locate program rule updates at 40 TAC Chapter 9 – Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living Programs and 40 TAC Chapter 49 Contracting for Community Services.

Send questions about rule updates to hcspolicy@hhsc.state.tx.us or txhmlpolicy@hhsc.state.tx.us and to COS_CFCMTools@hhsc.state.tx.us
for 40 TAC Chapter 49 Contracting for Community Services.

Please pay particular attention to 9.175 (ANE Reporting Rules) in HCS and changes to Tac 9.178 Quality Assurance

Please see the link below to verify the current TAC changes.


. Both HCS and TxHmL rules can be accessed here.

Email medical_and_social_services@hhsc.state.tx.us with your questions.

HHSC Launches IDD Operations Portal for HCS, TxHmL, ICF-IID, CFC Non-Waiver Providers and LIDDAs

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is pleased to announce implementation of the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Operations Portal. Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities, Home and Community-based Services, Texas Home Living, Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities providers may begin registering to use the IDD Operations Portal starting April 1, 2019.

The IDD Operations Portal is an online system that allows secure submission of electronic documents to and from the IDD Program Eligibility and Support and IDD Utilization Review departments. This portal is not replacing any of the systems you use today, such as TMHP or CARE. It is intended to result in a more timely and efficient submission of documents, and allows providers to check the status of submissions online.

A staggered implementation is happening now. Providers and LIDDAs with DBAs starting with C-G can now register for portal access.

Please see the full implementation schedule detailed in the information letter listed here.