May 18, 2021

HHSC plans to submit a request to extend and amend the Texas Healthcare Transformation Quality Improvement Program waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The extension reflects the same terms and conditions agreed to and approved by CMS on Jan. 15, 2021. The extension request is for 10 years, and allows the 1115 waiver authority to run through 2030. 

Public notice will be published in the May 28, 2021, issue of the Texas Register. HHSC will also post the notice and draft application online. Opportunities for stakeholders to take part in public hearings on the waiver application are below:

1115 Transformation Waiver: Extension Application Public Hearing
In Person and Virtual Meeting
June 2
10 a.m.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
T. Boone Pickens Building, Auditorium
6001 Forest Park Road, Dallas, TX 75235.
(Located between Inwood Road and Mockingbird Lane, and between Maple Avenue and Harry Hines Boulevard)
Virtual attendees register here.

Medical Care Advisory Committee
June 10
9 a.m.
Virtual attendees register here.

1115 Transformation Waiver: Extension Application Public Hearing
In Person and Virtual Meeting
June 15
10 a.m.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Brown-Heatly Building
Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd., Austin Texas, 78751
Virtual attendees register here.