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IL 20-29 Avoiding Gaps in Level of Care and Need During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for ICFs/IID

Last updated on 7/13/2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is advising program providers to renew an individual’s level of care that expired in March, April, or May if they did not get a physician’s signature on the ID/RC assessment form before the level of care expired.

This is explained in IL 20-29 (PDF).

Some ICF/IID program providers are having difficulty obtaining a physician signature on intellectual disability/related condition assessment forms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For questions about this information letter as it relates to:

  • Renewing a level of care or submitting an ID/RC assessment form call the IDD Program Enrollment Support message line at 512-438-2484.
  • A level of need, call the IDD Utilization Review message line at 512-438-5055.