September 16, 2019

HHSC's request to delay the Jan. 1, 2020 electronic visit verification start date for the programs, services, and service delivery options affected by 21st Century Cures Act is approved.

HHSC already requires EVV for about 90 percent of personal care services. This delay allows more time to address EVV implementation challenges for the remaining personal care programs and services. See the full list of delayed programs, services, and service delivery options in the table below.

Providers currently required to use EVV must continue to use EVV under state law and HHSC policy. See the Programs and Services Currently Required to Use Electronic Visit Verification (PDF) on page 3.

For the programs approved for the delay:

  • HHSC will provide a new EVV start date and more implementation details
  • Providers for these programs should still prepare and train for EVV

For training resources:

Programs, Services, and Service Delivery Options Affected by Delay

Program Services Service Delivery Options
1915(c) Community Living Assistance and Support Services Waiver
  • CFC PAS/HAB
  • In-Home Respite
  • CDS Option
1915(c) Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver
  • CFC PAS/HAB
  • In-Home Respite
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
1915(c) Home and Community-based Services Waiver
  • CFC PAS/HAB
  • In-Home Respite
  • Day Habilitation – provided in the home
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
1915(c) Texas Home Living Waiver
  • CFC PAS/HAB
  • In-Home Respite
  • Day Habilitation – provided in the home
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
1915(c) Youth Empowerment Services Waiver
  • In-Home Respite
  • Agency
1915(i) Home and Community Based Services Adult Mental Health
  • In-Home Respite
  • Supported Home Living-Habilitative Support
  • Agency
1915(k) Community First Choice (including STAR members who receive these services through the traditional Medicaid model)
  • CFC PAS
  • CFC HAB
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
Community Attendant Services
  • PAS
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
Family Care
  • PAS
  • CDS Option
Personal Care Services provided under the Texas Health Comprehensive Care Program (including STAR members who receive these services through the traditional Medicaid model)
  • PCS
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
Primary Home Care
  • PAS
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR Health
  • CFC PAS
  • CFC HAB
  • PCS
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR Health – MDCP Covered Services
  • In-Home Respite
  • Flexible Family Supports
  • Agency
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR Kids
  • CFC PAS
  • CFC HAB
  • PCS
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR Kids – MDCP Covered Services
  • In-Home Respite
  • Flexible Family Supports
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR+PLUS
  • CFC PAS
  • CFC HAB
  • PAS
  • CDS Option
  • SRO
STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services
  • CFC PAS
  • CFC HAB
  • PAS
  • In-Home Respite
  • Protective Supervision
  • CDS Option
  • SRO

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