Reports and Presentations

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

January 20, 2023

Report on Group Home Regulation

This report provides important background on complex issues, including previous relevant legislation; the current landscape of group home regulation, including HHSC boarding home standards adopted at the local level; and recommendations for policymakers on how to potentially improve health and safety standards in these and other unregulated settings.

January 10, 2023

Language Acquisition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 0-8 Years of Age

This report documents the results of the annual statewide assessment of the language acquisition of deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through age 8.

December 27, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations in Texas FY 2022: Phase 2 Report

This report presents findings from a large-scale study on the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on vulnerable populations in Texas during the first year of the pandemic.

December 21, 2022

Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Committee Recommendation Update Report

This 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.

December 16, 2022

Rural Texas Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program FY 2022 Report

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.

November 10, 2022

Funding Impacts of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program Transition

This report summarizes the transition of directed payment programs from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. It also lists five recommendations for financial stability throughout the DSRIP transition.

November 2, 2022

Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman: Ombudsman Annual Report SFY 2021-2022

This report is issued to inform the public of the work of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on behalf of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. The report includes information and findings relating to the problems and concerns of residents and recommendations to solve the problems, resolve the concerns, and improve the quality of the residents’ care and lives.

August 25, 2022

Generator Availability in Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities

Texas Health and Human Services Commission surveyed licensed assisted living facilities and nursing facilities to determine how many are equipped with an operational generator or comparable power source that can provide continuous electrical utility services during sever weather or emergencies. This report provides the results of that survey.

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 3, 2022

Presentation to the Senate Special Committee on Child Protective Services – Panel 1

This presentation covers HHSC's implementation activities regarding SB 11 (85R) and SB 1896 (87R).