Local Planning Network Development Information
The Center for Life Resources is responsible for developing, updating, and maintaining a Local Service Area Plan in compiance with DSHS Performance Contract. The Plan is written to reflect the Center’s compliance with the following newly adopted rules; §§412.751-412.754, §412.756, §412.758, §412.760, §412.762, §412.764, and §412.766, concerning LMHA’s and the development of a network of service providers within each LMHA’s local service area. March 16, 2007 edition of the Texas Register (32 TexReg 1458) These new rules establish the requirements of an LMHA in assembling and maintaining a network of service providers and set forth the conditions under which an LMHA may serve as a provider of services. Therefore, the Plan is designed to develop a Network of providers that will meet local needs and priorities, allow for more consumer choice, improve access to services, make best use of available funds, and promote consumer, provider, and caregiver partnerships.
The contact for Local Planning is Tammie McKelvy at 325-646-9574
The Central Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center dba The Center for Life Resources (Center) is the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Aging and Disability Services designated behavioural health and intellectual or developmental disabilities authority established to plan, coordinate, develop policy, develop and allocate resources, supervise, and ensure the provision of community-based mental health and intellectual or developmental disabilities services for the residents of Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills, and San Saba Counties, Texas.
TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a request for an amendment to the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) waiver program, a waiver implemented under the authority of §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved this waiver through March 31, 2018. The proposed effective date for the amendment is September 1, 2015, with no changes to cost neutrality.
This amendment request proposes to make the following changes:
1) Expand the Youth Empowerment Services waiver statewide.
2) Add 350 slots to the Point-In-Time (PIT) for a total of 1000. The Factor C, or unduplicated count, remains 1300 for Waiver Year 3.
The YES waiver program is designed to provide community-based services to children with serious emotional disturbances and their families, with a goal of reducing or preventing children’s inpatient psychiatric treatment and the consequent removal from their families. The waiver is currently approved to serve up to 1300 eligible youth who are at least age three but under age 19 and who are predicted to remain in the waiver for 12 months.
To obtain copies of the proposed waiver amendment, including the YES settings transition plan, or if you have questions, need additional information, or wish to submit comments regarding this amendment or the YES settings transition plan, interested parties may contact Jacqueline Pernell by mail at Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 13247, Mail Code H-370, Austin, Texas 78711-3247, phone (512) 428-1931, fax (512) 730-7472, or by email at TX_Medicaid_Waivers@hhsc.state.tx.us.
For more YES Waiver information, please visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/yes/