Reports and Presentations
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 14, 2022
The Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas was prepared by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) and is submitted in compliance with the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021 (Article IX, HHSC, Section 10.04 (f)).
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.
This report includes research findings and stakeholder feedback regarding the provision of Medicaid benefits to children enrolled in the STAR Kids managed care program under an accountable care organization or alternative payment model.
November 21, 2022
The report provides information about the experiences of CRCGs in their efforts to provide a coordinated approach to service delivery for children, youth, adults, and families with multi-agency needs. This report also includes recommendations for policy and statutory changes at agencies that are involved in the provision of systems of care services and recommendations for the statewide expansion of sites participating in the Texas System of Care.
November 16, 2022
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.