Reports and Presentations

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

December 1, 2020

All Texas Access Report, December 2020

All Texas Access is a legislatively directed initiative that focuses on increasing access to mental health services in rural Texas communities. HHSC is collaborating with the rural-serving local mental health authorities (LMHAs) and local behavioral health authorities (LBHAs) to focus on diverting more Texans with mental illness away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

This report discusses regional plans from groups of local LMHAs and LBHAs serving counties with a population of 250,000 or less. These plans are designed to increase the capacity of LMHAs and LBHAs in providing access to mental health services while reducing the cost associated with various metrics.

November 25, 2020

Report on State Hospital Bed Day Allocation Methodology and Utilization Review Protocol for Fiscal Year 2020

This report addresses requirements in Health and Safety Code §553.0515(e) which provides activities to update the bed-day allocation methodology and utilization review protocol; the outcomes of the implementation of the bed-day allocation methodology by region; as well as any recommendations of HHSC or the Joint Committee on Access and Forensic Services (JCAFS) to enhance the effective and efficient allocation of state-funded hospital beds.

Audits of Covered Entities and New Developments in Safeguarding Protected Health Information During Fiscal Year 2020

This report documents federal audits of covered entities located in Texas during fiscal year 2020 and new safeguards implemented by HHS for protected health information during fiscal year 2020.

Report on the Mental Health Program for Veterans for Fiscal Year 2020

Texas statute requires an annual report on the activities of the Mental Health Program for Veterans. This report describes the program's activities for fiscal year 2020.

November 24, 2020

Texas Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council Recommendations to the 87th Texas Legislature

This report was created by the council members of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and includes recommendations to the Texas Legislature on various policy issues.

Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids 2020

This annual report builds on the previous annual report, submitted in December 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.

Provider Performance in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, Demonstration Years 7 and 8

To fulfill Rider 38, HHSC has analyzed Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) data for demonstration years 7-8 and reported on outcomes achieved by DSRIP performing providers.

Texas Abstinence Sexual Education Contractor Compliance Report for Fiscal Year 2020

Annual contractor compliance report that provides updates regarding contract compliance and monitoring. The attached report details contract awards and monitoring activities conducted by program staff between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

Alternatives to Abortion Report for Fiscal Year 2020

The 2020 Alternatives to Abortion Report includes: an introduction to the HHSC A2A program, the total number of A2A providers, total number of unduplicated clients served by each provider, a description of A2A outreach efforts by providers and HHSC, total expenditures by method of financing, total contract amounts by provider, and outcome measures included in contracts with providers.

Report on the Healthy Community Collaboratives 2020

This report addresses requirements in Health and Safety Code §614.013 and §614.017. Health and Safety Code §614.013 and §614.017 requires HHSC to submit a report to the Legislative Budget Board no later than September 1 of each fiscal year its efforts to facilitate the exchange of information between agencies. The report must include but is not limited to: the manner in which information is exchanged between agencies, the frequency with which information is exchanged, the type of information most frequently exchanged, and the agencies most frequently involved in the exchange of information.