LTC Facilities Council

The 86th Legislature passed Senate Bill 1519, which established the Long-term Care Facilities Council.

The council's charge is:

To establish this Council to study and make recommendations regarding a more consistent survey and informal dispute resolution process for long-term care facilities, the Medicaid quality-based payment systems for these facilities and the allocation of Medicaid beds in these facilities.

Members

Ryan Harrington, Chairperson
Assisted Living Services Provider Category
Fort Worth

Allison Levee
State Agency Responsible for Informal Dispute Resolution Category
Austin

Byron Burris, II
For-profit and Non-profit Nursing Facility Provider Category
Victoria

Linda Lothringer
Survey Enforcement within The State Survey and Certification Agency Category
San Antonio

Dr. Michael Fischer
Physician with Expertise in Infectious Disease or Public Health Category
Austin

Michael Gayle
Expert in Medicaid Quality-based Payment Systems for Long-term Care Facilities Category
Austin

Michelle Dionne-Vahalik
Survey and Certification Agency Category
Austin

Dr. Obinna Ogundu
For-profit Nursing Facility Provider Category
Wylie

Sophia Saucedo
Non-profit Nursing Facility Provider Category
Dallas

Steven Nowonty
Practicing Medical Director of a Long-term Care Facility Category
Corpus Christi

Victoria Grady
Expert in Medicaid Quality-based Payment Systems for Long-term Care Facilities Category
Austin

Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held in the Robert D. Moreton building, M-100, at 1100 West 49th Street Austin, Texas.

For More Information

Contact Laura Gutierrez at laura.gutierrez@hhsc.state.tx.us.


Past Events

June 1, 2020

March 3, 2020