Reports and Presentations
December 30, 2022
A study to assess the impact of revising the capitation rate setting strategy used to cover long-term care services and supports provided to members enrolled in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program, from a strategy based on the setting in which services are provided to a strategy based on a blended rate across settings.
December 28, 2022
This report provides information about Medicaid managed care provider network contract requirements and HHSC efforts to monitor Medicaid managed care provider networks.
The Texas Medicaid and CHIP Reference Guide, also called the Pink Book, provides an overview of the Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs.
December 27, 2022
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) assessed the feasibility of creating an online portal for individuals to both request and check placement on a Medicaid waiver program interest list. Through this study, HHSC determined the most cost-effective automated method for determining the level of need of an individual seeking services.
December 16, 2022
This third biennial submission of the Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas (Pedi Tele-Conn Program) report includes updated and new information (since the December 2020 report) on grants awarded to nonurban healthcare facilities to implement telemedicine services that connect these facilities to pediatric specialists and pediatric subspecialists who provide telemedicine services. The report discusses the outcome of 2020-21 biennium grants program projects, responses to the 2022-23 biennium grants program request for applications (RFA), and program implementation challenges and lessons learned.
December 2, 2022
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.
This report describes HHSC Value-based Care Strategy and Managed Care Value-Based Payment Programs, Quality Improvement Programs, Trends in Quality Measures, MCO Performance Indicator Dashboard, HIV Viral Suppression, Relocation to a Community-Based Setting and Statewide Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health Care.
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.
The Promoting Independence Plan is Texas' comprehensive response to the Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision, but also outlines a vision and guiding principle for the Health and Human Services Commission to provide a system of holistic services and supports that foster independence and self-determination for people with disabilities so that they may be able to live fully integrated into their chosen communities. The goals of the 2022 PIP reflect several key areas essential to achieving this vision.
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.