Reports and Presentations
January 20, 2023
This report provides important background on complex issues, including previous relevant legislation; the current landscape of group home regulation, including HHSC boarding home standards adopted at the local level; and recommendations for policymakers on how to potentially improve health and safety standards in these and other unregulated settings.
December 21, 2022
This 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.
December 19, 2022
The Delivery of Health and Human Services to Young Texans report outlines services for children under six years of age, a critical time of early development which impacts children’s long-term outcomes. This biennial report updates the 2020 edition, as required by Government Code, Section 531.02492(b).
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 5, 2022
This report is required biennially to discuss the effects of telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services on the Texas Medicaid program including number of providers using these services, geographic disposition of these providers, the number of patients treated, the types of services provided, and the cost of utilization.
December 1, 2022
All Texas Access is a legislatively mandated initiative that focuses on increasing access to mental health services in rural Texas communities. HHSC is collaborating with the rural-serving LMHA and LBHAs to focus on diverting more Texans with mental illness away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
November 30, 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 2, 2022
Report describing recommendations to improve services for children with disabilities prepared by the Policy Council for Children and Families
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.
October 3, 2022
Study ways to improve outreach to families with children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid or CHIP, including children in rural areas.