May 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

Health and Human Services Commission John H. Winters Human Services Complex Public Hearing Room
701 West 51st St.
Austin, TX 78751

Webcasting Available

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  1. Opening comments: Diana Strupp, Hospital Payment Advisory Committee (HPAC) Chair
  2. Approval of February 8, 2018, meeting minutes (Vote required)
  3. Updates as requested by the HPAC Chair Diana Strupp
    1. HPAC Schedule 3 Adjustment proposal - Selvadas Govind
    2. The Texas Children’s Hospital lawsuit and Children’s Hospital Association of Texas lawsuit - Monica Leo
    3. Uncompensated Care Tool protocol - Gary Young

    Informational Items:

  4. Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program Demonstration Years 7-8 Amendment

    The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes amendments to Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter D, Division 7, §354.1691, concerning Definitions; §354.1713, concerning Category C Requirements for Performers; and §354.1719, concerning Disbursement of Funds.

    - John Scott, Interim Director, Texas Healthcare Transformation Waiver, HHSC

    Action Items:

  5. Waiver Payments to Providers for Uncompensated Charity Care

    HHSC proposes in TAC Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter J, the following new and amended rules: Division 11, new §355.8208, concerning Waiver Payments to Publicly-Owned Dental Providers for Uncompensated Charity Care; new §355.8210, concerning Waiver Payments to Governmental Ambulance Providers for Uncompensated Charity Care; new §355.8212, concerning Waiver Payments to Hospitals for Uncompensated Charity Care; and new §355.8214, concerning Waiver Payments to Physician Group Practices for Uncompensated Charity Care; amendments to §355.8201, concerning Waiver Payments to Hospitals for Uncompensated Care; and amendments to §355.8202, concerning Waiver Payments to Physician Group Practices for Uncompensated Care; Division 23, amendments to §355.8441, concerning Reimbursement Methodologies for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services; and Division 31, amendments to §355.8600, concerning Reimbursement Methodology for Ambulance Services.

    - Selvadas Govind, Director for Hospitals, HHSC Rate Analysis

  6. Public comment
  7. Proposed next meeting: August 9, 2018, at 1:30 pm.
  8. Adjourn

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Suzanna Carter, Committee Coordinator, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department, 512-730-7423, suzanna.carter@hhsc.state.tx.us.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

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