Reports and Presentations

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

September 2, 2022

Medicaid Reimbursement for Supportive Palliative Care in Texas and Other States

Senate Bill (S.B.) 916, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, authorizes the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study to assess potential improvements to a patient’s quality of care, health outcomes, and anticipated cost savings to the state from supporting the use of or providing Medicaid reimbursement to certain Medicaid recipients for supportive palliative care (SPC). The study must include an evaluation and comparison of other states that provide Medicaid reimbursement for SPC.1

August 23, 2022

Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council Report - 2022

The Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council (PANSAC) developed the 2022 Legislative Report, as required by House Bill 2783 (2019). This report was prepared by members of the PANSAC and approved by the Council on August 10, 2022.

May 23, 2022

Quarterly IJ Summary Report October 2021 – December 2021

The following report presents information regarding all tags cited at the Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) level during licensing and certification surveys and complaint or incident investigations performed in nursing facilities during the fourth quarter of 2021 (10/01/2021 – 12/31/2021).

May 12, 2022

Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Committee Recommendation Update Report

The report provides updates on the improvement process for reducing the time it takes for nursing facility providers undergoing a change of ownership (CHOW) to receive payment for services to Medicaid clients.

February 3, 2022

Outcomes of Non-Physician Mental Health Professionals

Texas Education Code, Subchapter E, Section 8.152 directs Local Mental Health Authorities/Local Behavioral Health Authorities to employ an NPMHP to serve as a mental health and substance use resource for school districts located in the region served by a regional Education Service Center (ESC) and in which the LMHA/LBHA provides services and requiring HHSC to submit an annual report on the outcomes for school districts and students resulting from the services provided by the non-physician mental health professionals.

December 30, 2021

Medically Dependent Children Program Monitoring Report - December 2021

Medically Dependent Children Program Monitoring Report is a legislatively required report containing, for the most recent state fiscal quarter, information and data related to access to care for Medicaid recipients receiving benefits under the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) waiver program.

December 3, 2021

Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2022 - 2023 Biennium

The Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2022-2023 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.

December 1, 2021

Combined Children’s Advocacy Programs and Contingency for Child Advocacy Center and Court Appointed Special Advocate Grants for Fiscal Year 2021

This report provides information demonstrating continuity of services, amount of grants awarded to each grantee, expenditure amounts for program and administration, and oversight activities relating to child advocacy programs. Additionally, the report summarizes program data, explains the effectiveness of each advocacy contract, and discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both TXCASA and CACTX.

November 30, 2021

Medicaid Behavioral Health in Lieu of Services Annual Report

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 15, 2021

Report on the Mental Health First Aid Program for Fiscal Year 2021

MHFA is an evidence-based curriculum used to teach individuals how to help someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.205(b) requires HHSC to report data on the number of persons trained in MHFA and a detailed accounting of expenditures.