CDS Notices

Notices from or regarding: CTD, the CDS Division, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP), and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).

HHSC Notice (May 28, 2020): Suspension of Face-to Face CDS Orientations Extended Through June 30

HHS' revised Information Letter No. 20-08 (PDF), originally published on March 20, 2020, provides an updated timeline for the suspension of face-to-faceCDS employer orientations.

Read the full letter

HHSC Notice (May 7, 2020): Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Information Letter 2020-22 (PDF) from HHSC reminds FMSAs and CDS employers to comply with all applicable employment-related laws. This includes the Department of Labor (DOL) temporary rule and associated guidance about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The letter also provides FFCRA information and resources.

Read the full letter

EVV Notice (Aug. 30, 2019): EVV is coming

Electronic Visit Verification is a computer-based system that electronically verifies the occurrence of authorized personal attendant service visits by electronically documenting the precise time a service delivery visit begins and ends. The EVV program was implemented to replace paper-based attendant timesheets.

Texas requires EVV for certain Medicaid funded home and community-based services provided through the Health and Human Services Commission and health plans.

Learn more about EVV in Texas 

CDS Division Notice (Dec. 19, 2017): Changes to Time sheets and Time sheet Schedule

A major change will go into effect January 2018. Time sheets will be presented to CTD/ CDS Division every week. Work weeks will start on Sunday, and they will end on Saturday. You will have the same three days to get time sheets into the office. Once the week ends on Saturday, you have until Tuesday of every week to get your time sheets into our office. Yes, you will send in a time sheet for one week, every week.

Beginning on Monday January 1, 2018 you will start to use the NEW time sheets (see sidebar). The old time sheets will NOT be accepted. Only the new time sheets will be processed for payroll

Use your old time sheets through December 31, 2017. That time sheet is due in our office no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2018. Then, starting on January 1, 2018 you start with new timesheets and you turn them in every week. They are due on or before every Tuesday of the week. If they come in late, your check will be delayed until the next pay period.

When you turn in your first 2018 time sheet to us on or before Tuesday January 9th, 2018, we will process payroll and your first paycheck will be sent to you and payable on January 26, 2018. Paychecks will be processed every other Friday.

This notice has been placed in every employee paycheck and a certified letter with new time sheets have been sent to every employer. Employees and employers: you are hereby notified of this change. No further notices will be sent.

Recap: Week starts on Sunday. Week ends on Saturday at midnight. Every Tuesday is latest day to get time sheets into the CDS office. Paydays are every other Friday beginning on January 26th, 2018. Only new time sheets can be used after December 31, 2017. Old time sheets will not be accepted.

View a PDF copy of this notice.