November 7, 2019 - 9:00am

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

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  1. Welcome, introductions, and opening remarks
  2. Approval of August 15, 2019, meeting minutes (Vote required)
  3. Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program activities

Action Items:

  1. Administrative Enforcement Rules
    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposes amendments to Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 371, Subchapter G, Division 1, §371.1603, concerning Legal Basis and Scope; and Subchapter G, Division 3, §371.1715, concerning Damages and Penalties.
    -   James Day, Director of Litigation, and Frank Bryan, Jr., Senior Counsel, HHSC-OIG Office of Chief Counsel

Informational items:

  1. Nursing Facility Payment Methodology Advisory Committee (NF-PMAC)
    HHSC proposes new TAC Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 351, Subchapter B, Division 1, Section 351.839, concerning the Nursing Facility Payment Methodology Advisory Committee.
    -   Victoria Grady, Director of Rate Analysis, HHSC Financial Services Division
  2. Add-on Payment Methodology for Home and Community-based Services Supervised Living and Residential Support Services
    HHSC proposes new TAC Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter F, §355.727, concerning Add-on Payment Methodology for Home and Community-Based Services Supervised Living and Residential Support Services.
    -  Victoria Grady, Director of Rate Analysis, HHSC Financial Services Division
  3. Reimbursement for Clinical Laboratory Services
    HHSC proposes an amendment to TAC Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 355, Subchapter J, Division 32, §355.8610, concerning Reimbursement for Clinical Laboratory Services.

    Edward Chabarria, HHSC Hospital Rates and Analysis Division
  4. Presentation on HHSC rule making process
    Mahan Farman-Farmaian, Director, Rules Coordination Office
  5. Consideration of additional committee activity
  6. Public comment
  7. Proposed next meeting: February 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.
  8. Adjourn

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Caroline Sunshine, Advisory Committee Coordinator, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department, 512-428-1948, caroline.sunshine@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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 Sunshine at 512-428-1948 or caroline.sunshine@hhsc.state.tx.usat least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.