Reports and Presentations
December 20, 2019
This report provides preliminary findings from the 2019 utilization review of the Managed Care STAR+PLUS review.
November 26, 2019
This annual report builds on the previous annual report, submitted in January 2019, which provided outcomes related to transitioning children and young adults enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) into the STAR Kids capitated managed care program.
November 25, 2019
This is a report on the Mental Health First Aid Program based on compiled information from the Local Mental Health Authorities. It includes the number people trained in Mental Health First Aid. This report is required by Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.205(b).
October 17, 2019
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is independent within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit nursing and assisted living facilities to advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in nursing and assisted living facilities in state fiscal years 2017-18, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.
September 9, 2019
The Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2020-2021 biennium is submitted in accordance with Executive Order RP-42 (Appendix A). The executive order established key mandates to direct the ATW initiative and state leaders on policy planning for older Texans. The executive order also instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to guide and support state leadership on aging-related matters and requires Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a biennial working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for the aging Texas population.
September 3, 2019
This report identifies the unit cost of each service, other than services related to community service volunteering and subsidized employment services, provided by an area agency on aging, as required by the Human Resources Code, Section 101A.107.
August 6, 2019
A review of restraints used in Home and Community-based Services (HCS), Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID), and State Supported Living Centers (SSLC) is provided for fiscal year 2017 and trends from 2013 through 2017 are examined.
June 12, 2019
This annual report to HHSC Executive Commissioner authored by the STAR Kids Advisory Committee outlines identified issues and recommendations for improvements to the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program.
February 4, 2019
This report examines the frequency of pregnancy-related depression among women with a Medicaid-paid delivery, the frequency of pregnancy-related depression screening by Medicaid and Women's Health providers, the utilization of services and onset of treatment for pregnancy-related depression, and Medicaid costs during fiscal year 2016.
January 7, 2019
The 2018 Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids report is submitted in compliance with Section 2.12 of Senate Bill 7, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. S.B. 7 requires the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate outcomes related to transitioning children and young adults enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) into the STAR Kids capitated managed care program.