Hospital Payment Advisory Committee

The Hospital Payment Advisory Committee functions as a sub-committee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee and advises MCAC and the Health and Human Services Commission about hospital reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital prospective payment and on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals. The committee advises to ensure reasonable, adequate, and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals.


Diana J. Strupp, HPAC Chair
Tenet Health Systems

Steven Hand, HPAC Vice Chair
Memorial Hermann Health System

Rebecca McCain, MHA
Electra Hospital District

William R. Bedwell
University Health System
San Antonio

Stephen W. Kimmel
Cook Children's Healthcare System
Fort Worth

Michael L. Nunez
University Medical Center of El Paso
El Paso

Daniel "Dan" Olvera
Covenant Health System

Sharon Clark
Tarrant Country Hospital District (JPS)
Fort Worth

Natalie Erchinger
Baylor Scott & White Health

Julie Holly
Seton Healthcare


Meeting Dates

  • February 6, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • November 5, 2020

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Past Events

January 11, 2021

November 5, 2020

August 6, 2020

April 9, 2020

April 2, 2020