Reports and Presentations

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

January 20, 2023

Report on Group Home Regulation

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.

January 2, 2023

Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health FY 2022

The Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2022 report provides an in-depth overview of interoperability enhancements within the Texas Health and Human Services agencies. The report notes federal and state changes affecting interoperability and builds upon plans previously discussed in the Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2020 report. Progress regarding interoperability of information technology systems continues to expand the exchange of electronic health information within Texas.

December 30, 2022

Capitation Rate Setting Strategy Used to Cover Long-Term Services and Supports Provided to Recipients Under the STAR+PLUS Medicaid Managed Care Program Report

A study to assess the impact of revising the capitation rate setting strategy used to cover long-term care services and supports provided to members enrolled in the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program, from a strategy based on the setting in which services are provided to a strategy based on a blended rate across settings.

December 28, 2022

Report on Medicaid Managed Care Provider Network Adequacy FY 2022

This report provides information about Medicaid managed care provider network contract requirements and HHSC efforts to monitor Medicaid managed care provider networks.

Texas Medicaid and CHIP Reference Guide, Fourteenth Edition (Pink Book)

The Texas Medicaid and CHIP Reference Guide, also called the Pink Book, provides an overview of the Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs.

December 27, 2022

Medicaid Waiver Interest List Feasibility Study Legislative Report FY 2022

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) assessed the feasibility of creating an online portal for individuals to both request and check placement on a Medicaid waiver program interest list. Through this study, HHSC determined the most cost-effective automated method for determining the level of need of an individual seeking services.

December 21, 2022

Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Committee Recommendation Update Report

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

Delivery of Health and Human Services to Young Texans FY 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

Telemedicine, Telehealth and Home Telemonitoring in Texas Medicaid FY 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

Report of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth Foster Care

The report presents the work of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care for FY2022.