Reports and Presentations

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

February 13, 2023

Report on Nursing Facility Workforce Challenges

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is charged with conducting a comprehensive assessment of nursing facility (NF) workforce challenges and how they affect the delivery of care to residents in those facilities. This report reflects important input HHSC received from the Long-Term Care Facilities Council (Council), state agencies such as the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Board of Nursing (BON), and long-term care provider associations, advocates, and other key stakeholders.

February 8, 2023

Intermediate Care Facilities and Certain Waiver Providers

The Rates: Intermediate Care Facilities and Certain Waiver Providers Report contains information that was developed by HHSC to provide context and additional information regarding the current HCS/TxHmL and ICF/IID rate methodologies, the cost report process, and Deloitte’s report to address Rider 30.

February 7, 2023

Rider 148 EVV System Availability Report February 2023

Monthly report on the total hours the state EVV systems were unavailable, malfunctioning, or not accessible.

February 6, 2023

Medicaid CHIP Data Analytics Unit Quarterly Report of Activities SFY 2023/Q1

The quarterly report reflects activities and findings of the Data Analytics Unit.

February 3, 2023

Feasibility of Maximizing Federal Funds for Children in Foster Care

Report analyzes recommendations from a consulting group on to determine the feasibility of maximizing federal funds, using Medicaid benefits, and streamlining processes to help children in foster care.

Annual Review of STAR Health Services FY 2023

Evaluating the use of benefits under the STAR Health program for children in foster care to better coordinate the provision of healthcare and use of those benefits.

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

Medical Review of Medicaid Service Denials for Foster Care Youth Report

HHSC partners with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to document a process to review a denial of services for STAR Health members.

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.