Hospital Payment Advisory Committee

The Hospital Payment Advisory Committee functions as a sub-committee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee and advises MCAC and the Health and Human Services Commission about hospital reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital prospective payment and on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals. The committee advises to ensure reasonable, adequate, and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals.

Rural Hospital Advisory Committee

The Rural Hospital Advisory Committee (RHAC) is a newly-formed subcommittee of HPAC mandated by Senate Bill 1621, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, to advise HHSC of issues relating specifically to rural hospitals.


Diana J. Strupp, HPAC Chair 
Tenet Health Systems 

Steve Hand, HPAC Vice Chair 
Memorial Hermann Health System 

Frank L. Beaman (RHAC member) 
Faith Community Health System 

Sharon Clark 
Tarrant Country Hospital District (JPS) 
Fort Worth

Natalie Erchinger 
Baylor Scott & White Health 

John Henderson (RHAC member) 
Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) 
Round Rock

Julie Holly 
Seton Healthcare 

Stephen W. Kimmel 
Cook Children's Healthcare System 
Fort Worth

Rebecca McCain, MHA (RHAC Chair) 
Electra Hospital District 

Michael L. Nunez 
University Medical Center of El Paso 
El Paso

Daniel Olvera 
Steward Health Care System 

Jerry Pickett (RHAC member) 
Bosque County District Hospital 

Todd Scroggins (RHAC member) 
Wise Health Systems 

Committee and Subcommittee Meeting Dates

  • February 2, 2023
  • June 6, 2023
  • August 3, 2023
  • November 2, 2023

For More Information

Email Basundhara Raychaudhuri.