December 9, 2020 - 9:30am

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  Join the meeting here.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available. Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function.

There is not a physical location for this meeting.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, introductions, and opening remarks
  2. Approval of September 23, 2020, meeting minutes (Vote required)
  3. COVID-19 update
  4. Durable medical equipment administrative simplification pilot project
  5. Legislative updates
  6. Updates from STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee (STAR Kids MCAC) subcommittee
    1. Health Homes & Defining Value for the STAR Kids Population
    2. STAR Kids SAI & Medical Necessity/IDD Carve In (SK SAI)
    3. Transition from STAR Kids to STAR+PLUS
  7. STAR Kids MCAC Bylaw review
  8. Telehealth recommendations from e-Health Advisory Committee
  9. Transition from STAR Kids to STAR+PLUS and value-based payment
  10. Public comment
  11. Review of action items and agenda for future meeting
  12. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to eligibility, health and medical care services and policies that govern the administration of the Texas Medicaid program. Members of the public who would to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Caroline Sunshine at Caroline.Sunshine@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 pm Monday, December 7, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or state if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHSC staff to members, state staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

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@hhs.texas.gov.

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@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.