The purpose of this section is to make the most current policy and procedures readily available via a single resource. Memoranda containing policy or procedural information will be placed on this list at the time of distribution. They will remain on the list until the information contained is completely incorporated into the handbook.

Release Date Title
12-17-19 Upcoming STAR+PLUS Handbook (SPH) Revision 20-1 – The files below show the changes that will be incorporated into the handbook effective March 16, 2020.

Revision Notice, SPH 20-1, Miscellaneous Changes
Section 3413, STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services Program Member Transferring from One MCO to Another Within the Same Service Area
Section 3520, Money Follows the Person Demonstration
Section 3611.1, Immediate Suspension of Services
Section 3631.5, Unable to Obtain Physician’s Signature
Section 5220, Money Follows the Person Demonstration Entitlement Tracking and Service Authorization System Online Data Entry
Section 6230, Nursing Services in Assisted Living Facilities
Section 6530, Time Frames for Initiation of Dental Services
Section 7110, Introduction
Section 7121, AFC Homes with Four or More Residents and Members
Section 8000, Service Delivery Options
Section 10150, Authorization for Day Activity and Health Services
Section 10160, Reauthorization of Day Activity and Health Services
Section 11000, Nursing Facility Services
06-24-16

HHSC 16-06-003, Medicaid Type Program Identification for STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services and Community First Choice

Attachment: TP Code ME Waiver and CFC

06-20-16

HHSC 16-06-002, Policy and Procedures for Reassessment of Community First Choice Services

04-11-16 HHSC 16-04-004, STAR+PLUS Policy and Procedures for Community First Choice Services-Institution for Mental Disease Level of Care Process, and the IMD Workflow attachment
  Attachment: IMD Workflow

03-17-16

HHSC 16-03-002, Individual Service Plan Expiring Report Scan Call Review Process

02-29-16

HHSC 16-02-001, Community First Choice Fair Hearing Processes

01-12-16

HHSC 16-01-001, Form H2060, Needs Assessment Questionnaire, Completion Requirements for STAR+PLUS HCBS Members Receiving Community First Choice Services

01-06-16

HHSC 15-12-005, Notification of Home and Community Based Services STAR+PLUS Waiver End Date

01-06-16

HHSC 15-12-003, Personal Assistance Services, Emergency Response Services and Protective Supervision for HCBS STAR+PLUS Waiver Members

12-04-15

HHSC 15-12-002, Nurse Assessment, Training, and Supervision of Delegated Tasks for Community First Choice and Personal Care Services in Managed Care

11-19-15

HHSC 15-11-001, Authorizations for Community First Choice Personal Assistance Services or Habilitation

08-26-15

HHSC: 15-08-001, Processing Medical Necessity/Level of Care Assessments for Community First Choice (CFC) Services or Upgrading CFC Recipients to HCBS STAR+PLUS Waiver

07-27-15

HHSC: 15-07-004, Secure File Transfer Protocol Naming Convention for Community First Choice Assessments

07-23-15

HHSC: 15-07-002, Support Management in Community First Choice

Attachment: Community First Choice Support Management Handout

Attachment: Community First Choice Support Management Handout (Spanish)

07-09-15

HHSC: 15-07-001, Psychological Testing for Community First Choice Eligibility in STAR+PLUS

05-07-15

HHSC: 15-05-001, STAR+PLUS Policy and Procedures for Community First Choice Services

Attachment: STAR+PLUS Community First Choice Process Flows

Attachment: Responsible Entities in the CFC Assessment Process