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Coming Soon: New Processes for Submitting Forms and Claims for HCS and TxHmL Providers

Last updated on 1/8/2021

Beginning August 2, 2021, Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) providers must submit claims for dates of service on or after August 1, 2021, using Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) online claim submission tools, TexMedConnect or the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). To become an EDI submitter, visit the TMHP EDI web page for more information. Providers should review the Portal Security Training Manual, and complete the Electronic Data Interchange Agreement for Long-Term Care Providers.

Forms Submission

Beginning August 2, 2021, HCS and TxHmL providers and Local Intellectual or Development Disability Authorities (LIDDAs) must submit forms online through the TMHP Long-Term Care (LTC) Online Portal. These form submission updates will help improve accuracy and will allow for more timely processing and payments for providers.

The following forms will be available for submission on the TMHP LTC Online Portal on August 2, 2021:

  • HCS or TxHmL Pre-enrollment
  • 8578 Intellectual Disability/Related Condition Assessment
  • 8582 TxHmL Individual Plan of Care
  • 3608 HCS Individual Plan of Care
  • HCS Provider Location Update (PLU)
  • Individual Movement (IMT)
    • Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) Reassignments
    • Request Individual Update
    • Service Coordinator Update
    • Initiate Individual Suspensions
  • 3615 Request to Continue Suspension of Waiver Program Services
  • 3616 Request for Termination of Services Provided by HCS/TxHmL Waiver Provider

Account Preparation and Additional Resources

To prepare for this transition to the TMHP LTC Online Portal, HCS and TxHmL providers that have never used the LTC Online Portal will need an administrator or user account. Providers can find directions for creating an account in the Long-Term Care (LTC) Online Portal Basics computer-based training (CBT) in the TMHP Learning Management System (LMS), and the Long-Term Care (LTC) User Guide for General Information, Online Portal Basics, and Program Resources on the TMHP website and in the TMHP LMS.

Note: To access the LMS, users will need to register for the LMS by clicking the Don’t Have an Account? Sign Up Here button beneath the login field.

HCS and TxHmL providers that use third-party software and third-party vendors to submit claims can register for the TMHP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Providers wanting to use EDI will need to complete software testing on the TMHP EDI Testing website.

Additionally, providers are encouraged to visit the TMHP Long-Term Care web page. In the left-hand menu of the LTC web page, providers can find Medicaid and LTC training materials and navigational videos. In the Recent News section providers can find published bulletins containing news and information about this change, training opportunities, and other LTC news.

More information about this change will be available in future articles on this website and in upcoming Long-Term Care Provider Bulletins. 

For any questions related to the HCS & TxHmL Forms and Claims Migration Project, email HCS_TxHmL_Form_Migration@hhs.texas.gov.

For EDI-related questions, call the EDI Help Desk at 888-863-3638.