Reports and Presentations

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

September 2, 2022

Medicaid Reimbursement for Supportive Palliative Care in Texas and Other States

Senate Bill (S.B.) 916, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, authorizes the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study to assess potential improvements to a patient’s quality of care, health outcomes, and anticipated cost savings to the state from supporting the use of or providing Medicaid reimbursement to certain Medicaid recipients for supportive palliative care (SPC). The study must include an evaluation and comparison of other states that provide Medicaid reimbursement for SPC.1

August 23, 2022

Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council Report - 2022

The Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council (PANSAC) developed the 2022 Legislative Report, as required by House Bill 2783 (2019). This report was prepared by members of the PANSAC and approved by the Council on August 10, 2022.

May 16, 2022

Housing Choice Plan

The Housing Choice Plan is a stakeholder-led roadmap for a statewide approach for addressing gaps in housing and support services in Texas.

May 12, 2022

Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Committee Recommendation Update Report

The 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.

Joint Committee on Access and Forensic Services Annual Report - 2021

The 2021 JCAFS annual report contains a summary of findings from the state hospital bed utilization review protocol for fiscal year 2021 and provides recommendations on behalf of the committee.

February 25, 2022

Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services Fiscal Year 2021 in Review

This report highlights the IDD-BHS Department's key fiscal year 2021 accomplishments.

February 3, 2022

Outcomes of Non-Physician Mental Health Professionals

Texas Education Code, Subchapter E, Section 8.152 directs Local Mental Health Authorities/Local Behavioral Health Authorities to employ an NPMHP to serve as a mental health and substance use resource for school districts located in the region served by a regional Education Service Center (ESC) and in which the LMHA/LBHA provides services and requiring HHSC to submit an annual report on the outcomes for school districts and students resulting from the services provided by the non-physician mental health professionals.

January 18, 2022

Statewide Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Strategic Plan 2022

As developed by the stakeholder driven IDD Strategic Planning Group, the Statewide IDD Strategic Plan is a roadmap for a statewide and strategic approach for addressing gaps in IDD services and policy in the state of Texas. The plan is designed to increase awareness of the IDD population and gaps in policy, services, and funding which must be addressed to ensure optimal care is provided to individuals with IDD.

December 12, 2018

H.B. 216 Required Legislative Report on Boarding Homes, December 2018

Section 260.003 required the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop and publish model standards for the operation of a boarding home facility and 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.

December 6, 2018

Rural Texas Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program 2018 Report

This report provides an overview of the collaborative efforts of HHSC and the stakeholder community in support of bridging the gap to pediatric specialty care through the use of telemedicine in rural Texas. It includes information on the establishment of a stakeholder workgroup, a pilot telemedicine project and the educational, technical and planning considerations involved with achieving positive outcomes and effecting meaningful knowledge transfer.