Reports and Presentations

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

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.

December 2, 2022

Report on the Mental Health First Aid Program for FY 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.

Annual Report on Quality Measures and Value Based Payments FY 2022

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

Pilot Program for Providing Medical Transportation to Pregnant Women and New Mothers - Pilot Results

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.

Promoting Independence Plan 2022

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

State Efforts to Address Maternal Depression, Mortality and Morbidity in Texas

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.

STAR Kids Alternative Model Feasibility Report

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

Community Resource Coordination Groups of Texas Report

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

Medicaid Behavioral Health in-lieu-of Services Annual Report FY22

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 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.