August 3, 2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is temporarily waiving requirements in Sections 4320 and 3710 of the Home and Community-based Services Billing Guidelines and the Texas Home Living Billing Guidelines. This is in response to COVID-19 and to provide access to needed day habilitation services.

HHS published a revision to this in IL 2020-19 In-Home Day Habilitation Information for Program Providers (PDF). This information letter was previously issued on June 29, 2020. It extends the temporary guidance through Oct. 23, 2020 unless the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services ends the public health emergency earlier. If the public health emergency ends earlier, HHSC will provide additional information.