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 18, 2023

Boarding Home Facilities Report

The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 260 governing boarding home facilities Section 260.003, requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop and publish model standards for the operations of a boarding home facility, and it specifies that these standards must address elements such as construction, fire safety, sanitary conditions, reporting and investigation of injuries and incidents, staff education, and assessment of residents.

January 10, 2023

Language Acquisition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 0-8 Years of Age

This report documents the results of the annual statewide assessment of the language acquisition of deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through age 8.

December 27, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations in Texas FY 2022: Phase 2 Report

This report presents findings from a large-scale study on the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on vulnerable populations in Texas during the first year of the pandemic.

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 14, 2022

Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas 2022 Update

The Report on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Texas was prepared by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) and is submitted in compliance with the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021 (Article IX, HHSC, Section 10.04 (f)).

November 30, 2022

Promoting Independence Plan 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 21, 2022

Community Resource Coordination Groups of Texas Report

The report provides information about the experiences of CRCGs in their efforts to provide a coordinated approach to service delivery for children, youth, adults, and families with multi-agency needs. This report also includes recommendations for policy and statutory changes at agencies that are involved in the provision of systems of care services and recommendations for the statewide expansion of sites participating in the Texas System of Care.

November 14, 2022

Utilization Review in STAR+PLUS Managed Care Report for Fiscal Year 2022

This report provides findings and recommendations from the 2022 Utilization Review of the STAR+PLUS Managed Care program.

November 10, 2022

Funding Impacts of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program Transition

This report summarizes the transition of directed payment programs from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. It also lists five recommendations for financial stability throughout the DSRIP transition.