Reports and Presentations
Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
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 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 directed initiative that focuses on increasing access to mental health services in rural Texas communities. HHSC is collaborating with the rural-serving local mental health authorities (LMHAs) and local behavioral health authorities (LBHAs) to focus on diverting more Texans with mental illness away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
This report discusses regional plans from groups of local LMHAs and LBHAs serving counties with a population of 250,000 or less. These plans are designed to increase the capacity of LMHAs and LBHAs in providing access to mental health services while reducing the cost associated with various metrics.
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
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.
September 28, 2022
The presentation covers HHSC’s Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for Fiscal Years 2024-2025. In includes an overview of the agency’s mission and vision, key functions, and organizational structure, as well as key budget drivers and Medicaid & CHIP caseloads. It also provides summaries of HHSC’s LAR and Exceptional Item Requests.
September 13, 2022
This presentation provides an update on the implementation of House Bill 4 related to the provision and delivery of telemedicine and telehealth services.