December 21, 2020

HHSC is automatically renewing individual plans of care and Intellectual Disability/Related Condition assessments that expire on or before Dec. 30, 2020. This is due to the COVID public health emergency. The renewal is for one year from the expiration date.

HHSC is not automatically renewing IPCs and ID/RCs that expire on or after Dec. 31, 2020.  This is explained in IL 20-46 (PDF). CLASS CMAs, CLASS DSAs and DBMD program providers must conduct service planning team meeting on or before the effective date of the renewal IPC to develop proposed renewal IPCs and updated ID/RCs for submission to HHSC. The effective date of the renewal IPC is the day after the IPC expires.

You may conduct the SPT meeting to renew the ID/RC by telehealth. You may conduct the SPT meeting to renew the IPC by telehealth or phone. If you are not able to get the signature of the individual or legally authorized representative on the proposed renewal IPC, you must get their oral agreement to the renewal IPC and document such agreement in the individual’s record.  

CLASS DSAs and DBMD program providers cannot bill for services provided when a renewal IPC is not authorized by HHSC. This means that if an SPT meeting does not occur on or before the effective date of the renewal IPC, the CLASS DSA or DBMD program provider cannot bill for services provided between the date of the meeting and the effective date of the renewal IPC.