Reports and Presentations
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 4, 2019
HHSC is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside at the SSLCs. This report highlights ongoing efforts as of August 2019 to achieve targeted improvements in services and supports provided to enhance compliance with the DOJ settlement agreement.
The report includes the prescription drug rebate outstanding principal and interest amounts, age of receivables, annual collection rates, billed amounts, dollar value of pricing and utilization adjustments, and dollars collected. This report includes a separate prescription drug rebate collection report for each managed care and fee-for-service rebate program.
August 29, 2019
Texas Government Code Section 531.0999 added by Senate Bill (S.B.) 578, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop a comprehensive action plan to increase access to and availability of professional health services to prevent veteran suicides in Texas.
The 2019 Rider 207 report details the agency’s latest data on the direct care workforce and related topics, provides status updates on strategies that were mentioned in the 2018 report, and discusses additional potential strategies that were not mentioned in the 2018 report.
August 28, 2019
Provides information on the State Opioid Response grant received from SAMHSA and the implementation and goals of these funds through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response program.
August 22, 2019
The report summarizes the exchange of information between agencies to support continuity of care services for individuals with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system; and supplement local post-booking jail diversion activities.
July 31, 2019
The report provides an evaluation of Medicaid funding initiatives for rural inpatient and outpatient hospital services, including the percentage of estimated allowable hospital cost reimbursed by payments for services provided to managed care clients; the percentage of wrongful denials; the average wait time for final payment; and any remedies taken to improve compliance of vendors.
March 4, 2019
HHSC is required to develop measurements of community integration outcomes, which may include measures of opportunity (objective and subjective), community participation, community, well-being, and recovery, for the STAR+PLUS and STAR Kids Programs.