Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Revision Log

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REVISION DATE CHAPTER SECTION TYPE DESCRIPTION

09/01/2020

Chapter 3: Basic Standards

Chapter 3: Basic Standards

REVISED

Revised to give policy and guidance to service delivery, remote service delivery, and signatures.

09/01/2020

Chapter 4: Employment Assessments

Chapter 4: Employment Assessments

REVISED

Revised to include guidance on services that cannot be completed remotely, and to add links to documentation and signature requirements.

09/01/2020

Chapter 5: Orientation and Mobility Services

5.1 Overview of Orientation and Mobility Services

REVISED

Revised to add guidance and standards on providing Orientation and Mobility Services remotely.

09/01/2020

Chapter 7: Diabetes Self-Management Education Services

Chapter 7: Diabetes Self-Management Education Services

REVISED

Revised to provide guidance on remote service delivery and to add links documenting how to obtain signatures for vendors when providing Diabetes Self-Management Education Services.

09/01/2020

Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight Related Disabilities

Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight Related Disabilities

REVISED

Revised to remove typing and contracted braille reading prerequisites for ATU evaluation. AT evaluations cannot be provided remotely.

09/01/2020

Chapter 10: Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind

10.1 Overview of Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind

REVISED

Revised to clarify the circumstances under which ILS-OIB services may be provided by a contractor.

09/01/2020

Chapter 12: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

12.3 Wellness Recovery Action Plan

REVISED

Revised to document that WRAP services can be provided remotely under certain circumstances.

09/01/2020

Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services

Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services

REVISED

Added new section 13.17 VAT Exploring Postsecondary Education and Training and clarified the circumstances under which Work Experiences Services can be conducted remotely.

09/01/2020

Chapter 14: Work Experience Services

Chapter 14: Work Experience Services

REVISED

Revised to clarify the circumstances under which Work Experiences Services can be conducted remotely.

09/01/2020

Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services

Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services

REVISED

Revised to clarify Pre-ETS curriculum and remote service delivery requirements.

09/01/2020

Chapter 16: Project SEARCH Services

Chapter 16: Project SEARCH Services

REVISED

Revised to clarify remote service delivery, and to add requirement for a customer to work in a position for at least 30 cumulative calendar days before achieving Benchmark C after accepting a new position.

09/01/2020

Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services

Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services

REVISED

Revised to add remote service delivery options, and to add requirement for a customer to work in a position for at least 30 cumulative calendar days before achieving Benchmark C after accepting a new position.

09/01/2020

Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services

Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services

REVISED

Revised to add remote service delivery options.

06/29/2020 Chapter 2: Obtaining a Contract for Goods or Services 2.8.1 Adding Counties or Services, Goods, and/or Equipment to a Contract REVISED Added information on open enrollment solicitations to align with contracts.
06/29/2020 Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services 17.4.1 Bundled Job Placement Services Service Description REVISED Revised to note that a customer can be employed by a third party, such as a temp agency, when this is a prerequisite for continued employment. Seasonal employment placements are not accepted unless approved by VR Director using VR3472.
06/29/2020 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services 18.1 Supported Employment Overview REVISED Revised to note that a customer can be employed by a third party, such as a temp agency, when this is a prerequisite for continued employment. Seasonal employment placements are not accepted unless approved by VR Director using VR3472.
03/02/2020 Chapter 8: Durable Medical Equipment 8.1 Overview of Durable Medical Equipment REVISED Added BiPAP and CPAP machines to the list of contracted medical assistive devices.
01/15/2020 Chapter 3: Basic Standards Chapter 3: Basic Standards REVISED Updated section 3.3.3 Conflict of Interest to clarify limitations for hiring current TWC staff and limitations for TWS-VR customers providing services to other TWS-VR customers. Updated section 3.8 Goods and Services Purchased to include language related to the use of the ReHabWorks system-generated billing cover sheet.
01/15/2020 Chapter 14: Work Experience Chapter 14: Work Experience REVISED Updated to allow for use with Wage Services and includes added Work Experience Monitoring to the Work Experience Training service definitions.
01/15/2020 Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services 17.5 Job Skills Training REVISED Updated Job Skills Training service description to include use as Extended Services for "youth with disabilities."
01/15/2020 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services REVISED Updated content related to Extended Services, competitive integrated employment, and temporary employment.
01/15/2020 Chapter 21: Employment Supports for Brain Injury Chapter 21: Employment Supports for Brain Injury REVISED Updated content for clarity; removed billing codes; added premium rates for Medical Team Services for attending interdisciplinary team meetings; and moved psychological services from sections 21.5.3.1 Therapy Evaluations and 21.5.5 Therapy Services to section 21.9 Other Support Goods and Services.
11/01/2019 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.11 Brain Injury Premium ADDED Added new section for brain injury premium requirements.
10/01/2019 Chapter 21: Employment Supports for Brain Injury Chapter 21: Employment Supports for Brain Injury ADDED Added new chapter content covering the new Employment Supports for Brain Injury.
10/01/2019 Chapter 21: Standards for Post acute Brain Injury Service Providers Chapter 21: Standards for Post acute Brain Injury Service Providers DELETED Chapter deleted and replaced by Chapter 21: Employment Supports for Brain Injury.
09/03/2019 Chapter 5: Orientation and Mobility Services Chapter 5: Orientation and Mobility Services REVISED Updated rates for blind specialty services.
09/03/2019 Chapter 7: Diabetes Self-Management Education Services Chapter 7: Diabetes Self-Management Education Services REVISED Updated rates for blind specialty services.
09/03/2019 Chapter 10: Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind 10.6 IL Skills Training Fee Schedule REVISED Updated rates for blind specialty services.
07/05/2019 Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services Chapter 17: Basic Employment Services REVISED Removed requirement for recorded mock interviews (these may be requested on form VR1845B) and clarified requirements for Basic Employment Services.
07/01/2019 Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services Chapter 15: Pre-Employment Transition Services REVISED Removed the Pre-ETS contract proposal requirement and updated procedures for Pre-ETS.
06/03/2019 Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services Chapter 13: Work Readiness Services REVISED Clarified required staff qualifications when Personal Social Adjustment Training is provided with Supportive Residential Services for Persons in Recovery; added "Employment Skills" to Module 2 of Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) Job Search Training; updated VAT Money Smart to include new modules; and removed "integrated" from Work Adjustment Training.
06/03/2019 Chapter 14: Work Experience Chapter 14: Work Experience REVISED Updated to note that unexpired employment authorization documents are required to participate in work experience.
06/03/2019 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services DELETED Due to the extensive reorganization of content in this chapter, the entire chapter is being retired and replaced.
06/03/2019 Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services Chapter 18: Supported Employment Services ADDED References new and consolidated Supported Employment (SE) forms. The older SE forms will be phased out entirely on August 30, 2019.
06/03/2019 Chapter 20: Premiums Chapter 20: Premiums REVISED Updated the timing for when a service authorization for a premium is issued and paid; for the Criminal Background Premium, clarified that the criminal history record or fingerprint record is obtained from the TX DPS or an equivalent law enforcement agency; and for the Travel Premium, clarified the standards for lodging and meals.
04/01/2019 Chapter 1: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 1: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation REVISED Updated to match VRSM A-100: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation.
04/01/2019 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.11 Documentation and Record Keeping REVISED Updated to clarify when providers may release copies of records to VR customers.
04/01/2019 Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight-Related Disabilities Chapter 9: Assistive Technology for Sight-Related Disabilities REVISED Revised procedures for assistive technology (AT) services and clarified the proficiency tests required for AT evaluators and trainers.
09/04/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.2 Insurance Requirements REVISED Removed requirement for general or business liability insurance, professional liability insurance, premises liability insurance, and workers' compensation insurance. Garage liability insurance added.
09/04/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.11.2 Record Storage REVISED Clarified requirements for paper record storage and added options for electronic and cloud-based storage. Added TWC privacy and security requirements.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Mileage Premium REVISED Revised requirements for Mileage Premium. Removed Highly Specialized Training Premium from VR-SFP 20.6 and renamed it Travel Premium in VR-SFP 20.10 with revised requirements.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Premium Fee Chart REVISED Removed Highly Specialized Training Premium from VR-SFP 20.9.5 and renamed it the Travel Premium in VR-SFP 20.9.7.
09/04/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.10 Travel Premium ADDED New section composed of information revised and moved from 20.6.
07/20/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.8.3.2 Use of TWC-VR-Generated Invoices DELETED Removed content regarding ReHabWorks-generated invoices that did not apply to contracted providers.
06/28/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards Chapter 3: Basic Standards REVISED Added content to align with open enrollment application requirements and updated references to forms that must be maintained by each provider.
06/12/2018 Chapter 3: Basic Standards 3.8.3.1 Timely Submission of Invoices for Payment REVISED Deleted the timeframe from the requirement for the vendor to send an invoice to TWC for payment "no later than 35 days before the end date for the services."
06/01/2018 Chapter 14: Work Experience 14.5 Work Experience Training REVISED Added exceptions to work experience plan requirements for SEAL participants/GST participants.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Travel Premium DELETED Entire section replaced.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.6 Travel Premiums ADDED Added information on the Highly Specialized Training Premium.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Fee Chart DELETED Entire section replaced.
03/15/2018 Chapter 20: Premiums 20.9 Premium Fee Chart ADDED Added fees for the Highly Specialized Training Premium.

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