May 12th, 2023

Important Reminder:  Denial of Medicaid Eligibility

HHSC has published IL2023-16 Termination of Waiver Services Due to Denial of Medicaid Eligibility.

On Dec. 29, 2022, Congress passed the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which separated continuous Medicaid coverage requirement from the Public Health Emergency declaration. The requirement for states to maintain continuous Medicaid coverage ended as of March 31, 2023. States may begin disenrolling members effective Apr. 1, 2023.

HHSC must conduct a full redetermination and allow members 30 days to respond to renewal packets or requests for information. If an individual enrolled in a waiver program is no longer eligible for Medicaid, the individual’s waiver program services will also end. This IL also includes information on how to help individuals prevent the loss of waiver services and how to monitor loss of Medicaid eligibility.

If you have questions about the termination of Medicaid eligibility, please call 2-1-1 or email

If you have questions about the termination of an individual’s CLASS, HCS, or TxHmL services, please call the IDD Program Eligibility and Support message line at (512) 438-2484.

If you have questions about the termination of an individual’s DBMD program services, please call the IDD Utilization Review message line at (512) 438-4896.