Interest List Reduction

Because the demand for Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services community-based services and supports often outweighs available resources, applicant's names may be placed on an interest list until services are available. However, some needs may be met through other programs until an applicant's name comes to the top of the list.

Applicants are placed on interest lists on a first-come, first-served basis. When a person's name comes to the top of the list, he or she will be contacted by a caseworker. When the caseworker determines that someone is eligible, that person will need to choose a provider to deliver services, if he or she has not already done so.

DADS received significant funding from the 80th Texas Legislature (2007) to serve additional persons from the Medicaid waiver and non-Medicaid community services interest lists. House Bill 1 provides $71.5 million in general revenue funds to address the interest lists at DADS.

Interest lists for community-based programs are managed either locally or statewide, depending on the program. The programs are:

  • Community Based Alternatives (CBA)
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
  • Medically Dependent Children's Program (MDCP)

Allocations are based on available funding. People who have been on the interest lists the longest are enrolled first. Enrollment is done by

  • DADS regional employees
  • Local authorities
  • CLASS providers
  • DBMD

For information about how to apply for DADS services, visit the Help for Texans website.

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Interest List Reduction Report Summary Fiscal Years 2014-2015

Note: To see past reports, please click here.

July 2014

July 2014 Interest List Releases Summary Fiscal Years 2014 - 2015
  CBA STAR+ CLASS DBMD MDCP HCS Total
Number of Clients on IL - September 1, 2013 6,579 5,034 48,169 543 27,012 67,201 154,538
 
Total Released/ Removed from IL* 10,101 15,901 1,284 296 3,329 1,224 32,135
Enrolled 1,502 1,209 124 2 318 375 3,530
In the Pipeline 301 3,981 661 185 894 637 6,659
Denied/Declined 8,298 10,711 499 109 2,117 212 21,946
 
Current IL - July 31, 2014 7,611 6,694 51,360 435 27,278 71,802 **165,180

* The counts for CBA, CLASS, DBMD, and MDCP include releases from FY12-13 that were still in the pipeline as of August 31, 2013.

** Count is duplicated. The unduplicated count is 114,128.
The Unduplicated count without Star+Plus is 107,434.

 

July 2014 Time on Interest List % Distribution by Waiver
Time on Interest List CBA STAR+ CLASS DBMD* MDCP HCS
0-1 year 98.3% 100.0% 9.8% 31.5% 16.5% 9.8%
1-2 years 1.7% 0.0% 10.4% 22.5% 17.7% 11.4%
2-3 years 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 31.7% 17.8% 11.8%
3-4 years 0.0% 0.0% 13.6% 14.3% 18.9% 12.1%
4-5 years 0.0% 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 16.7% 12.3%
5-6 years 0.0% 0.0% 11.9% 0.0% 12.4% 10.4%
6-7 years 0.0% 0.0% 10.7% 0.0% 0.0% 8.5%
7-8 years 0.0% 0.0% 8.9% 0.0% 0.0% 7.0%
8-9 years 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5%
9-10 years 0.0% 0.0% 4.7% 0.0% 0.0% 4.4%
10-11 years 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
11-12 years 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3%

Please note that columns may not total 100% due to rounding.

*Some persons on the DBMD interest list have reached the top of the list multiple times and declined services, yet choose to remain on the list.

 

July 2014 Time on Interest List Number of Persons by Waiver
Time on Interest List CBA STAR+ CLASS DBMD* MDCP HCS
0-1 years 7,481 6,692 5,039 137 4,514 7,066
1-2 Years 130 N/A 5,332 98 4,825 8,218
2-3 years N/A N/A 5,701 138 4,851 8,481
3-4 years N/A N/A 6,975 62 5,151 8,690
4-5 years N/A N/A 6,805 N/A 4,543 8,862
5-6 years N/A N/A 6,121 N/A 3,394 7,452
6-7 years N/A N/A 5,510 N/A N/A 6,126
7-8 years N/A N/A 4,582 N/A N/A 5,061
8-9 years N/A N/A 2,811 N/A N/A 3,923
9-10 years N/A N/A 2,399 N/A N/A 3,149
10-11 years N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,109
11-12 years N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,664

* Some persons on the DBMD interest list have reached the top of the list multiple times and declined services, yet choose to remain on the list.

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Updated: August 28, 2014