Home-Delivered Meals (HDM)

What is Home Delivered Meals (HDM)?

HDM provides nutritious noontime meals delivered to people in their homes on a scheduled basis. Meals may also be delivered to a location other than an individual's home, provided the location is within the provider's service area and is approved by the case manager. Those eligible for HDM are aged 18 years or older. An interest list is maintained for people interested in applying for this program. Individuals must meet specified eligibility requirements to remain in the program.

Information on becoming an Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) HDM provider can be found online.

Information on becoming an HDM in managed care can be found on the Medicaid Provider Enrollment webpage.

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How to Become a Provider

Contracting to Provide Services

To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding program and contracting requirements can be found in Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) as follows:

For more information about DADS provider enrollment process and requirements, please click here.

An individual or provider agency must complete an application to provide services in the Community Services programs. Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, you may review the required application documents on:

The required application documents may be downloaded for completion. Please contact your local Community Services Contracts Unit Manager to obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

If you prefer DADS mail you the required application documents, please contact your local Community Services Contracts Unit Manager to request an application packet and obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

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