Reports and Presentations

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

November 19, 2019

Mental Health Appropriations and the 1115 Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver for Fiscal Year 2019

This report describes the amount of general revenue used by local mental health authorities in fiscal year 2019 to draw down additional federal funds through the 1115 Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver.

October 31, 2019

Report on Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Children - Rider 35

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.

October 24, 2019

Ombudsmen in Assisted Living Facilities SFY 2018

The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman (Office) is independent within HHSC. Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit assisted living facilities (ALFs) and advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in ALFs in state fiscal year 2018, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.

October 17, 2019

Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report State Fiscal Years 2017-2018

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

Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2020-2021 Biennium

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.

April 2, 2019

Texas Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council Recommendations to the 86th Texas Legislature

This report represents the considered input and views of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. The information contained in this document was discussed and voted upon at regularly scheduled meetings in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

January 9, 2019

Consolidated Behavioral Health Schedule and Exceptional Item Review FY 2020-21

The Senate Finance Committee requested the SBHCC to coordinate BH exceptional Items for the 86th Legislature Regular Session 2019.