HCS and Texas Home Living Services Closure for Heart of Texas BHN

Although Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network (HOTBHN) has been one of several Medicaid-waiver providers in Waco and the surrounding counties for many years, HOTBHN has reached the sad conclusion that it is no longer financially capable of sustaining Home and Community Based Services and Texas Home Living Services.  This very unfortunate reality has resulted from ongoing funding shortages for these extremely important programs.

During this time of transition, HOTBHN IDD staff will be actively assisting the individuals served in these programs as we, together, identify new service providers and ensure continuity of care. It will continue to provide IDD Authority Services to include Service Coordination, determination of eligibility, and General Revenue services. HOTBHN will also continue to provide ICF/IID residential services. No other HOTBHN services will be impacted by this change. 

We at Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network are deeply disappointed that the continued underfunding of IDD services has forced our agency to close these two IDD Medicaid waiver programs—programs that have for decades, provided vital residential, employment, transportation, and medical services to countless individuals in our community.

HOTBHN would like to thank all individuals and families who have chosen us as an HCS or TxHmL waiver provider throughout the years, and we are committed to minimizing the disruption this transition brings to those we serve. We also remain incredibly grateful to our skilled and dedicated IDD staff for the professionalism and passion they have brought to this work for so many years.