June 9, 2021 - 9:30am

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Meeting Site:
Microsoft Office Teams Live Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. Join the meeting here.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available. Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, introductions, opening remarks, and logistical announcements
  2. Consideration of March 3, 2021, meeting minutes (vote required)
  3. COVID-19 update
  4. STAR Kids/Medically Dependent Children Program legislative updates
  5. Medically Fragile Program update
  6. Presentation and discussion of the 2019 External Quality Review of Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Summary of Activities.
  7. STAR Kids MCAC subcommittee updates:
    1. Health homes and outcome measures
    2. STAR Kids-Screening and Assessment Instrument Medically Dependent Children Program, prior authorizations, and Intellectual and Developmental Disability waiver carve-in
    3. Transition from children’s services to adult services
  8. Public comment
  9. Review of action items and agenda for September 22, 2021, meeting
  10. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to eligibility, health and medical care services and policies that govern the administration of the Texas Medicaid program. Members of the public who would to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment form at http://texashhsmeetings.org/SKMCAC_PCReg_June2021.

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email Caroline Sunshine at Caroline.Sunshine@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and Committee members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Each speaker must state their name and either the organization they are representing or that they are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to Committee members and State staff.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Caroline Sunshine, Advisory Committee Coordinator, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department, 512-428-1948, Caroline.Sunshine@hhs.texas.gov.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Sunshine at 512-428-1948 or Caroline.Sunshine@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.