State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

The State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee provides recommendations and ongoing input to the Health and Human Services Commission on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee looks at a range of issues, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services delivered by Medicaid managed care organizations, contract requirements for Medicaid managed care, provider network adequacy, and trends in claims processing.

The committee also will help HHSC with policies related to Medicaid managed care and serves as the central source for stakeholder input on the implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.

Learn more about the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Subcommittees, their purposes and future meeting dates.


Xavier Bañales
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
El Paso, TX

Anthony Brocato
Rural Providers
Wolfforth, TX

Esmeralda Cazares-Baig
Managed Care Organizations
Lakeway, TX

Janet Concha
Pediatric Providers
El Paso, TX

Blake Daniels
Independent Living Centers
Tyler, TX

Christina Davidson, MD
Community-based Organizations
Bellaire, TX

Michelle Lynn Evans
Long-term services and supports providers, including nursing facility providers and direct service workers serving individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care
Leander, TX

Shauna Glover
Medicaid managed care clients or family members who use mental health services
Corpus Christi, TX

Yulanda Haynes-Mims
Community Mental Health Centers
Pflugerville, TX

Aron Head
Managed Care Organizations
Arlington, TX

Tyra Hinton
Clients with disabilities, including intellectual or developmental disabilities or consumer advocates representing those clients
Houston, TX

David Lam, MD
Rural Providers
San Antonio, TX

Ramsey Longbotham
Primary and Specialty Care Providers
Cuero, TX

Samantha Moreno
Advocate for Medicaid managed care clients 65 or older
Sherman, TX

Shahid Rahman
Houston, TX

Beth Rider
Family Member
Round Rock, TX

Karl Serrao, MD
Managed Care Organizations
Corpus Christi, TX

Jacob Ulczynski
Community Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Centers
San Antonio, TX

Lindsey Vasquez, MD
Obstetrical Care Providers
Houston, TX

Alfonso Velarde
Community-based Organizations
El Paso, TX

Jennifer Vincent
Advocates for children with special healthcare needs
La Porte, TX

Meeting Dates

  • February 8, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • August 17, 2023
  • November 9, 2023

More information

Please contact HHSC Office of Policy and Program SMMCAC at