Revision 14-1; Effective September 19, 2014

 

 

The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) contracts for Home-Delivered Meals (HDM) with:

  • Provider agencies that receive funding only under Title XX (Social Services Block Grant) of the Social Security Act (Title XX-only HDM providers);
  • Provider agencies that receive funding under Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 and Title XX (common providers);
  • Provider agencies that receive funding only under Title III of the OAA of 1965 (Title III providers);
  • Provider agencies that receive funding only under Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (Title XIX providers);
  • Provider agencies that receive funding under Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act and Title XX (Social Services Block Grant) of the Social Security Act (uncommon providers); and
  • Provider agencies that receive funding under Title III of the Older OAA of 1965, Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XX (Social Services Block Grant).

The provisions in this manual apply to provider agencies that receive Title XX and/or Title XIX funding and to the Title XX/Title XIX funded portion of a common provider. This manual does not apply to Title III funded provider agencies or to the Title III funded portion of a common provider. A common provider and a Title III-only provider should consult with its local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for requirements that apply to the Title III HDM program. However, the manual does include Title III requirements that also apply to provider agencies that receive Title XX and/or Title XIX funding.

 

1100 Home-Delivered Meals Eligibility

Revision 14-1; Effective September 19, 2014

 

A provider agency serves individuals who have been determined eligible by Department of Aging and Disabilities Services (DADS) case managers based on age and functional need criteria described in DADS rules at 40 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 48, Subchapter H. DADS case managers initiate the Home-Delivered Meals referral process by sending Form 2101, Authorization for Community Care Services, to a provider agency to begin the delivery of eligible meals to eligible individuals. Service authorization is only sent to the provider agency of the individual’s choosing.

 

1200 Purpose, Rule

Revision 13-0; Effective September 3, 2013

 

In this section, as well as other sections of this manual, references to one or more relevant rules are cited when no further explanation of the requirement is necessary.

40 Texas Administrative Code, §55.1.

Additional rules and standards, both federal and state, may apply, as found in food management standards set by the Department of State Health Services and the Monitoring Tool used by Department of Aging and Disability Services contract monitors.

 

1300 Definitions, Rule

Revision 13-0; Effective September 3, 2013

 

40 Texas Administrative Code, §55.3.

Rural county has the meaning established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which states that a rural county in Texas contains a population of less than 50,000 individuals.