Reports and Presentations

Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

December 3, 2020

Report on Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Children 2020

This report documents the number of youth formerly in foster care who do not renew their Medicaid and therefore do not maintain continuous health coverage until age 26 and includes recommendations to improve the rate of youth formerly in foster care who maintain continuous health care coverage.

HB 4533 Spell of Illness Report

The HB 4533 Spell of Illness Report focuses on the 30-day limitation on reimbursement for inpatient hospital care provided to Medicaid recipients enrolled in the STAR_PLUS Medicaid managed care program under 1 T.A.C. Section 354.1072(a)(1) and other applicable law.

December 2, 2020

Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2020

The Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2020 is prepared by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council and discusses fiscal year 2020 progress and successes related to implementation of the Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan.

Pilot Program for Providing Medical Transportation Services to Pregnant Women and New Mothers

This report outlines the implementation of a pilot program to allow a pregnant woman enrolled in STAR to bring her children with her when using certain nonemergency medical transportation services.

Report on 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network Improvements

This report documents improvements made to the 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network system, including improvements to disaster response, system integration and effectiveness, data transparency, communication modalities, and specialized outreach. The improvements further modernize the statewide system of providing information and referrals to Texans in times of need, including disasters and other related events.

Study on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Programs in Texas

This report provides an inventory of programs in Texas that provide incentives for the purchase of eligible fruits or vegetables under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and offers recommendations on increasing the number and availability of such programs.

Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder Parity Workgroup Progress Report

This report was prepared by the Mental Health Condition and Substance Use Disorder Parity Workgroup, and highlights the workgroup's activities and implementation of legislative directives toward development of the MHCSUD Strategic Plan.

Evaluation of Managed Care Organization Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness in STAR+PLUS

HHSC evaluated variation in service delivery to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) by managed care organization (MCO).

Rural Texas Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program 2020 Report

This report provides an update on implementation of the Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas, stakeholder response to the new resource program, the related telemedicine pilot project, HHSC’s next steps, and an update on the telemedicine landscape from the rural healthcare provider perspective.

December 1, 2020

Report on the Community Mental Health Grant Program, 2020

The report complies with Section 531.0991(k) and evaluates the success of the community mental health matching grant program.