The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has published Information Letter 2021-41 Guidance for FMSAs and Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Employers for COVID-19 (PDF). Financial management services agencies (FMSAs), consumer-directed services (CDS) employers, and designated representatives (DRs) are required to comply with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and letters regarding their Medicaid services.
Because of the escalating COVID-19 situation, HHSC allows FMSAs to suspend face-to-face CDS employer orientations and reminds CDS employers and DRs that a service backup plan is required and should be in place.
FMSAs are required to share the information contained in this letter with CDS employers and DRs.
CDS employer orientation suspension is extended through September 30, 2021.