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
4-27-18

Upcoming STAR+PLUS Handbook (SPH) Revision 18-3 – The files below show the changes that will be incorporated into the handbook effective October 1, 2018:

Revision Notice, SPH 18-3, Appendix XXXI Revised
Appendix XXXI, STAR+PLUS Members Transitioning from an NF in one Service Area to the Community in Another Service Area

4-13-18 Upcoming STAR+PLUS Handbook (SPH) Revision 18-2 – The files below show the changes that will be incorporated into the handbook effective September 3, 2018:

Revision Notice, SPH 18-2, Miscellaneous Changes
Section 1000, State of Texas Access Reform Plus (STAR+PLUS) Managed Care
Section 2000, Legal Requirements
Section 3000, Waiver Eligibility and Services
Section 5000, Automation and Payment Issues in STAR+PLUS
Section 6000, Specific STAR+PLUS HCBS Program Services
Section 7000, STAR+PLUS HCBS Program and Services
Section 8000, Service Delivery Options
Appendix III, Medicaid Type Program Codes for STAR+PLUS HCBS and Community First Choice
Appendix VII, Acronyms
Appendix XXV, Community First Choice Support Management
Glossary
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
04-11-16

HHSC 16-04-003, Custom power wheelchair benefit for nursing facility residents enrolled in a STAR+PLUS managed care organization (MCO) and/or a Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP)

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