Reports and Presentations

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September 2, 2022

Medicaid Reimbursement for Supportive Palliative Care in Texas and Other States

Senate Bill (S.B.) 916, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, authorizes the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study to assess potential improvements to a patient’s quality of care, health outcomes, and anticipated cost savings to the state from supporting the use of or providing Medicaid reimbursement to certain Medicaid recipients for supportive palliative care (SPC). The study must include an evaluation and comparison of other states that provide Medicaid reimbursement for SPC.1

August 23, 2022

Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council Report - 2022

The Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council (PANSAC) developed the 2022 Legislative Report, as required by House Bill 2783 (2019). This report was prepared by members of the PANSAC and approved by the Council on August 10, 2022.

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 12, 2022

Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Committee Recommendation Update Report

The 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.

February 3, 2022

Outcomes of Non-Physician Mental Health Professionals

Texas Education Code, Subchapter E, Section 8.152 directs Local Mental Health Authorities/Local Behavioral Health Authorities to employ an NPMHP to serve as a mental health and substance use resource for school districts located in the region served by a regional Education Service Center (ESC) and in which the LMHA/LBHA provides services and requiring HHSC to submit an annual report on the outcomes for school districts and students resulting from the services provided by the non-physician mental health professionals.

November 27, 2018

Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee Report on S.B. 1693 to Texas Legislature

S.B. 1693 instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to assess and make recommendations on the appropriate level of independent living services needed for older Texans with visual impairment.

May 14, 2018

Ombudsmen in Assisted Living Facilities SFY 2017

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 2017, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.