Reports and Presentations

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

December 6, 2018

Rural Texas Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program 2018 Report

This report provides an overview of the collaborative efforts of HHSC and the stakeholder community in support of bridging the gap to pediatric specialty care through the use of telemedicine in rural Texas. It includes information on the establishment of a stakeholder workgroup, a pilot telemedicine project and the educational, technical and planning considerations involved with achieving positive outcomes and effecting meaningful knowledge transfer.

December 5, 2018

New Developments in Safeguarding Protected Health Information During 2018

HHSC's New Developments in Safeguarding Protected Health Information report including a summary of privacy related complaints filed by the public.

Texas Hospital Uncompensated Care Report, 2018

The report examines uncompensated care charges and costs from hospitals, uncompensated care costs by type of hospital, the funding available to offset uncompensated care costs, uncompensated care costs after funding, and the health care reform impact.

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.

August 21, 2018

State Supported Living Center Long-Range Planning Report

Biennially, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) presents a report to the public about the provision of services at state supported living centers (SSLCs). Through this report for fiscal years 2016-2017, HHSC fulfills the mandate to develop a long range plan containing information and recommendations regarding the most efficient long-term use and management of these facilities, operated by HHSC, as required in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 7, Section 533a.032(c), Long Range Planning.

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.