Reports and Presentations

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

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 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.

December 31, 2020

Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS) Rider 165 Quarterly Report - Fiscal Year 2021 1st quarter

Quarterly Rider 165 report for TIERS reflecting actual expenditures, cost savings, and accomplishments.

Quarterly Therapy Access Monitoring Report - December 2020

The eighth quarterly report with analysis of selected data related to pediatric acute care therapy services (including physical, occupational, and speech therapies) and assessment of impact on access to care.

December 21, 2020

Legislative Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas

This report identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for each of the state agencies and institutions on the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council regarding improving data collection for suicide-related events, using data to inform decisions and policy development relating to suicide prevention, and decreasing suicide in Texas.

December 18, 2020

Funds Recouped from Local Authorities in Fiscal Year 2020

This report shows funds recouped from local authorities in fiscal year 2020 including the amount of the recoupment by strategy; the reasons for the recoupment; the local authorities involved; and any contract requirements not met.

December 16, 2020

Report on the Mental Health for Veterans Grant Program, 2020

S.B. 55, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, created the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) grant program. Since the program was established, HHSC has implemented five grant phases.

December 14, 2020

Statewide Initiatives to Improve Quality of Maternal Health Care 2020

This report describes the statewide initiatives that HHSC will require managed care organizations to implement to improve quality of maternal health care in Texas.