State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

The State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee provides recommendations and ongoing input to the Health and Human Services Commission on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee looks at a range of issues, including program design and benefits, systemic concerns from consumers and providers, efficiency and quality of services delivered by Medicaid managed care organizations, contract requirements for Medicaid managed care, provider network adequacy, and trends in claims processing.

The committee also will help HHSC with policies related to Medicaid managed care and serves as the central source for stakeholder input on the implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.

Learn more about the State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Subcommittees, their purposes and future meeting dates.


David Weden, Chair
Community Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Centers
Buda, TX

Chase Bearden, Vice Chair
Consumer Advocate
Austin, TX

Michael Adams
Obstetrical Care Provider
Tyler, TX

Xavier Bañales
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
El Paso, TX

Henry Chu, DDS
Pediatric Healthcare Providers
Helotes, TX

Blake Daniels
Independent Living Centers
Tyler, TX

Christina Davidson, MD
Community-based Organizations
Bellaire, TX

Laura Deming
Family Member
Richmond, TX

Anne Dunkelberg
Consumer Advocate
Austin, TX

Shauna Glover
Medicaid managed care clients or family members who use mental health services
Corpus Christi, TX

Aron Head
Managed Care Organizations
Arlington, TX

Mary Klentzman
Clients with disabilities
Belton, TX

David Lam, MD
Rural Providers
San Antonio, TX

Ramsey Longbotham
Primary and Specialty Care Providers
Cuero, TX

Valerie Lopez
Uvalde, TX

Catherine Mitchell
Managed Care Organizations
Houston, TX

Leslie Rosenstein, PhD
Non-physician Mental Health Providers
Dallas, TX

Michelle "Mickey" Schaefer
Rural Provider
Sonora, TX

Patricia "Patsy" Tschudy
Long-term Services and Supports Providers
Spring, TX

Jacob Ulczynski
Area Agencies on Aging
San Antonio, TX

Laurie Vanhoose
Managed Care Organizations
Austin, TX

Alfonso Velarde
Community-based Organizations
El Paso, TX

Meeting Dates

  • August 26, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

More information

Please contact HHSC OPP SMMCAC Issues at