Reports and Presentations
November 30, 2022
HHSC must implement a pilot allowing a woman during and after pregnancy enrolled in STAR to bring another child with her when using nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) services. The intent of the bill is to increase access to prenatal and postpartum health care services; reduce pregnancy-related complications; and decrease the rate of missed appointments by this population.
November 28, 2022
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) system’s strategies, programs, and initiatives to reduce maternal depression, mortality and morbidity.
This report includes research findings and stakeholder feedback regarding the provision of Medicaid benefits to children enrolled in the STAR Kids managed care program under an accountable care organization or alternative payment model.
November 21, 2022
The report provides information about the experiences of CRCGs in their efforts to provide a coordinated approach to service delivery for children, youth, adults, and families with multi-agency needs. This report also includes recommendations for policy and statutory changes at agencies that are involved in the provision of systems of care services and recommendations for the statewide expansion of sites participating in the Texas System of Care.
November 16, 2022
HHSC must implement contract provisions allowing an MCO to offer their members certain medically appropriate, cost-effective, evidence-based services in lieu of mental health or substance use disorder services specified in the Medicaid State Plan. HHSC is also required to prepare and submit an annual report on the number of times during the preceding year a service from the list included in the contract is used.
November 14, 2022
This report provides findings and recommendations from the 2022 Utilization Review of the STAR+PLUS Managed Care program.
November 10, 2022
This report summarizes the transition of directed payment programs from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. It also lists five recommendations for financial stability throughout the DSRIP transition.
November 2, 2022
This report is issued to inform the public of the work of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on behalf of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. The report includes information and findings relating to the problems and concerns of residents and recommendations to solve the problems, resolve the concerns, and improve the quality of the residents’ care and lives.
October 4, 2022
The supplemental report builds on the information provided in the September 2022 Dually Eligible Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care report and provides HHSC’s findings regarding the cost-effectiveness of transitioning Medicaid-only services for dually eligible people into Medicaid managed care and requiring cost-sharing for those services, considerations of the costs associated with the operational and systematic changes needed to implement the transition and a recommendation as to whether the transition and cost-sharing should be implemented.
September 30, 2022
Legislature directed HHSC to design and implement an acute care and long tern services and supports system for individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). The 2022 annual report provides an update to the Legislature on the implementation of the IDD system redesign.