August 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Health and Human Services Commission, Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

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  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Introduction of new members
  4. Adoption of February 25, 2019, and June 24, 2019, minutes (vote required)
  5. Chair election (vote required)
  6. Member discussion: State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee (SMMCAC) priorities
  7. Establishment of subcommittees -
    1. Recommendation and establishment of subcommittees
    2. Identify members to serve on subcommittees
  8. Advisory committee chair updates on current committee work
  9. HHSC updates
    1. Process for gathering input from stakeholders who are not SMMCAC members
    2. HHSC feedback and work completed on SMMCAC 2018 annual report recommendations
  10. 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act, H.B. 1, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019 -HHSC Rider 32 implementation
  11. Quality & Program Improvement Presentation
    1. External Quality Review Organization Summary of Activities
    2. Emergency Department Utilization Trends and Alternative Payment Structures
  12. Center for Analytics and Decision Support Presentation: 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act, HS.B. 1, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (Article II - HHSC Rider 57 Access to Therapy Utilization Data
  13. Subcommittee breakout sessions and updates on priority issues
  14. Public comment
  15. Review of action items and agenda items for December 12, 2019, meeting
  16. Adjourn and thank you

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed Michelle Thomas, Advisory Committee Coordinator, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department at 737-867-8747 or

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

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Thomas at 737-867-8747 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.