STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup

The STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup is created by Section 534.1015, Texas Government Code, to advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the development, operation and evaluation of a new STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (Pilot). The law requires HHSC to design and implement the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program by September 1, 2023 in consultation and collaboration with both the STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee.

The Pilot will operate in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program and test the managed care delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), traumatic brain injury that occurred after age 21, or people with similar functional needs as a person with IDD. The pilot must start by September 1, 2023, go for at least 24 months, and include an evaluation.

The evaluation will include wide-ranging information on the results of the pilot as well as other aspects of the IDD System Redesign. The information gained through the pilot will also be used to inform the future transition of some or all Medicaid IDD services into managed care.

Members

Susan Murphree, Chair
IDD SRAC members (family member category)
Austin, TX

Jamie White, Vice Chair
Stakeholders for individuals with similar functional needs
League City, TX

Kevin Barker
Stakeholders for individuals with similar functional needs
Richmond, TX

Lisa Beccera-Walker
Advocates for individuals with similar functional needs
Edinburg, TX

Dennis Borel
Advocates for individuals with similar functional needs
Austin, TX

Jodi Fenner
Managed care organization representatives
Grand Prairie, TX

Susan Garnett
IDD SRAC members (family member category)
Fort Worth, TX

Maria Gonzalez
Individual with IDD or similar functional needs
Donna, Tx

Angela Hunt Hardy
Family members of individuals with similar needs
Rusk, TX

Randall Jackson
Individuals with similar functional needs
Grand Prairie, TX

Joanna Kiel-Mack
Family member of individuals with IDD
Manvel, TX

Erin Lawler
Stakeholders for individuals with similar functional needs
Austin, TX

Sanjukta Mukherji
Family members of individuals with similar needs
Katy, TX

Leah Rummel
Managed care organization representatives
Austin, TX

Vanessa Sandoval
IDD Stakeholders
Harlingen, TX

Carole Smith
IDD SRAC members (professional category)
Leander, TX

Ken Winston
IDD Stakeholders
Austin, TX

Caren Zysk
Managed care organization representatives
Austin, TX

Meeting Dates

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • November 10, 2022

For More Information

Please contact Advisory Committee Liaison Beren Dutra at SPPPW@hhs.texas.gov