Medical Care Advisory Committee

The Medical Care Advisory Committee is a federally mandated committee that reviews and makes recommendations to the state Medicaid director on proposed rules that involve Medicaid policy or affect Medicaid-funded programs.

Members

Voting Members

Colleen Horton, Chair
Advocate, Mental Health
Austin

Mary Helen Tieken, RN, BSN, Vice Chair
Registered Nurse
Floresville

Salil Deshpande, M.D.
Managed Care Organization Representative
Houston

Cynthia Jumper, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician, Internal Medicine
Lubbock

Donna S. Smith
Physical Therapist
Austin

Diana Strupp, HPAC Chair
Hospital Representative
Dallas

Doug Svien
Provider
Stephenville

Edgar A. Walsh, Jr., R.Ph.
Pharmacy
Harlingen

Non-voting Members

Ryan D. Van Ramshorst, M.D.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Austin

Laura Blanke
Texas Department of State Health Services
Austin

Meetings

  • February 14, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • August 15, 2019
  • November 7, 2019

For More Information

Contact us at Camille.Weizenbaum@hhsc.state.tx.us.


Past Events

February 14, 2019

May 17, 2018

February 15, 2018

November 16, 2017

August 24, 2017