February 22nd, 2023

I know providers have really been concerned about the period of time between March 1st and May 11th while the PHE has been extended, as to whether or not this will include ISS services for In-Home ISS.

HHSC stated it would release a notice soon stating that beginning March 1, 2023 in-home ISS can be done without the justification (medical or behavioral justification or anyone 55 years of age and older should they request such) for such that will be required in the rules, through May 11th.  After May 11th, however, this will not be permitted anymore and the justifications for in-home ISS must be in place.

***Remember medical and behavioral justifications will require medical recommendations or orders from physician and/or behavioral support professional recommendations (i.e. psychologist, bcba)