“Requesting Specialized Services through the TMHP Portal,” a free training released by the Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services at Texas Health and Human Services, is now available online.

This training explains how to submit a request for pre-authorization of nursing facility specialized services in the LTC Online Portal on behalf of a resident. Specialized services are support services and nursing facility services identified through the PASRR Evaluation process.

PASRR is a mandated program applied to all individuals seeking admission to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility, regardless of funding source.

Specialized services are provided to residents who are Medicaid eligible and have a diagnosis of:

  • Mental illness
  • Intellectual disability
  • Developmental disability (Related condition)

To complete this free, online training, visit the HHS Learning Portal, create a user login and follow the instructions.

Questions can be emailed to PASRR.support@hhsc.state.tx.us.