STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup (SPPPW) Agenda

October 14, 2020 - 1:00 pm

United States

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  Join the meeting here
Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.  There is not a physical location for this meeting.

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Adoption of August 18, 2020, and September 17, 2020, meeting minutes (vote required)
  3. Legislative appropriations requests for the 87th Texas Legislature (2021)
  4. Adoption of Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee recommendations for Texas Government Code Chapter 534, Subchapter C, as amended by House Bill 4533, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (vote required)
  5. SPPPW subcommittees update:
    1. Assessment
    2. Quality
  6. STAR+PLUS pilot program update
  7. Public comment
  8. Review action items and agenda items for next meeting
  9. Adjourn and thank you

Public Comment:  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to any topics listed above.  Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020.  Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Workgroup. 

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., October 12, 2020.  Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section 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.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Committee members, State staff, and the public.  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.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of HHSC.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at 512-428-1932 or

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.