November 17, 2020 - 9:00am

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This meeting does not have a physical location.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online using GotoWebinar only. Access the meeting here.  Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.


  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Review and adopt December 2, 2019, draft subcommittee meeting minutes
  3. Overview of subcommittee goals
  4. Revisions to Consumer Directed Services (CDS) budget workbooks
  5. Streamlining CDS employee hiring process (2020-21 General Appropriations Act, 86th Leg., R.S., art. II, Rider 157, at II-99 to II-100) (2019))
  6. Financial Management Services Agency oversight in Medicaid managed care programs
  7. Action items and future meeting agenda topics
  8. Adjourn

Public Comment:The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to any agenda noted above.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m., November 13, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen.  Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read aloud during the meeting for consideration by the Subcommittee.

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

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Beren Dutra, Advisory Committee Liaison, Medicaid and CHIP Services, at 512-428-1932 or

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Dutra at 512-428-1932 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.