Reports and Presentations

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

December 20, 2019

Utilization Review in STAR+PLUS Managed Care Report for Fiscal Year 2019

This report provides preliminary findings from the 2019 utilization review of the Managed Care STAR+PLUS review.

November 26, 2019

Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids, 2019

This annual report builds on the previous annual report, submitted in January 2019, which provided outcomes related to transitioning children and young adults enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) into the STAR Kids capitated managed care program.

October 24, 2019

Ombudsmen in Assisted Living Facilities SFY 2018

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 2018, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.

October 17, 2019

Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report State Fiscal Years 2017-2018

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is independent within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit nursing and assisted living facilities to advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in nursing and assisted living facilities in state fiscal years 2017-18, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.

September 9, 2019

Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2020-2021 Biennium

The Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2020-2021 biennium is submitted in accordance with Executive Order RP-42 (Appendix A). The executive order established key mandates to direct the ATW initiative and state leaders on policy planning for older Texans. The executive order also instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to guide and support state leadership on aging-related matters and requires Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a biennial working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for the aging Texas population.

August 6, 2019

Long Term Care Regulatory Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

This report contains information pertaining to our regulation of nursing facilities and other long-term care providers. This report is a requirement of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, §242.005.

June 12, 2019

STAR Kids Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee 2019 Annual Report

This annual report to HHSC Executive Commissioner authored by the STAR Kids Advisory Committee outlines identified issues and recommendations for improvements to the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program.

January 24, 2019

January 14, 2019

State Supported Living Centers Obstacles to Community Referral and Transition FY2017

The State of Texas settlement agreement with the Department of Justice regarding 12 state supported living centers (SSLCs) and the intermediate care facility (ICF) component of the Rio Grande State Center (collectively the “SSLCs”) requires, in Section II.T.1.g., that each SSLC gather and analyze information related to identified obstacles to the movement of individuals to more integrated settings that are consistent with their needs and preferences.

January 7, 2019

Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids, 2018

The 2018 Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids report is submitted in compliance with Section 2.12 of Senate Bill 7, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. S.B. 7 requires the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate outcomes related to transitioning children and young adults enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) into the STAR Kids capitated managed care program.