Reports and Presentations

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

February 1, 2023

Presentation to the Senate Finance Committee

This presentation provides an overview of HHS's mission, vision, organizational structure, and key functions. It covers key budget drivers and a summary of Senate Bill 1. It also summarizes the agency's exceptional item requests as well as caseload and cost growth trends.

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 6, 2022

Texas Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee Recommendations to the 88th Texas Legislature FY 2022

Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee Recommendations to the 88th legislature.

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.

November 3, 2022

Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2022-2026

The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council has developed a new five-year behavioral health
strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 - 2026. This plan also includes a statewide, strategic approach to prevent and reduce justice involvement for those with behavioral health needs.

September 28, 2022

Joint Budget Hearing: Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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.