Members Sought for State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

If you're interested in Medicaid managed care issues, you might be interested in being a member of the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a two-year term or complete the term of current vacancy. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 18.

HHSC will consider the applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee. HHSC also tries to choose committee members who, as a whole, represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, HHSC considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

You may submit the application by email, mail or fax.

Email:
HHS_Appointments@hhsc.state.tx.us

Attn:  Cassandra Marx

Mail:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Mail Code 0223
Austin, TX 78751
Attn:  Cassandra Marx

Fax: 512-706-7240
Attn: Cassandra Marx

About the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

The committee addresses issues and provides recommendations and ongoing input to HHSC on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee will include key stakeholders as determined by the HHSC executive commissioner. The committee is currently seeking representatives of each of:

  • Clients with low incomes or consumer advocates representing low-income recipients.
  • Clients with disabilities, including an intellectual or developmental disability or consumer advocates representing those clients.
  • Parents of a child who is a Medicaid managed care client.
  • A Medicaid managed care client who is 65 or older.
  • A Medicaid managed care client who uses mental health services.
  • Advocates for children with special health care needs.
  • Hospitals.
  • Primary-care providers and specialty care providers.
  • State agencies.
  • Pediatric health care providers including specialty providers.
  • Long-term services and supports providers including nursing facility providers and direct service workers.
  • Obstetrical care providers.
  • Non-physician mental health providers participating in the Medicaid managed care program.
  • Entities with responsibilities for the delivery of long-term services and supports or other Medicaid service delivery including:
    • Independent living centers.
    • Area agencies on aging.
    • Aging and disability resource centers established under the Aging and Disability. Resource Center initiative funded in part by the federal Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    • Community mental health and intellectual disability centers.

The committee must also include representatives of each of the following:

  • Community-based organizations serving low-income children and their families.
  • Community-based organizations engaged in perinatal services and outreach.
  • Managed care organizations and participating health care providers.
  • Rural providers.

A State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee member must participate in committee meetings and in other meetings as needed. Committee meetings will be held about once every three to four months in Austin or at the call of the presiding officer. A committee member who is a Medicaid client or a family member of a Medicaid client may be repaid for travel expenses if money is available and in accordance with the HHS Travel Policy. Other committee members aren't paid to attend or travel to and from committee meetings.

To Learn More

For more information about the committee, contact Rebecca Alejandro at rebecca.alejandro@hhsc.state.tx.us or visit https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/leadership/advisory-committees/state-medicaid-managed-care-advisory-committee.

For more information about the application process, contact Cassandra Marx at HHS_appointments@hhsc.state.tx.us.