State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

Background and Purpose

The State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee provides recommendations and ongoing input to HHSC 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.


Sandy Klein, Chair
Long-term Services and Supports Provider
San Antonio, TX

Deanna Abraham
Family Member
Dallas, TX

Michael Adams
Obstetrical Care Provider
Tyler, TX

John Asbury, M.D.
Care Provider
Temple, TX

Chase Bearden
Consumer Advocate
Austin, TX

Fabian Borrego
Hospital Representative
Edinburg, TX

Troy Carter
Family Member
Houston, TX

Laura Deming
Family Member
Richmond, TX

Anne Dunkelberg
Consumer Advocate
Austin, TX

Janice Fagen
Managed Care Organization Representative
Austin, TX

Johnny Gore, M.D.
Managed Care Organization Representative
Bedford, TX

Paula Robinson
Consumer Advocate
Houston, TX

Michelle Schaefer
Rural Provider
Sonora, TX

David Weden
Long-term or Other Medicaid Services Delivery
San Antonio, TX

Meeting Dates

  • February 25, 2019
  • June 24, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • December 12, 2019


Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives page

More information

Please contact Michelle Thomas at

Past Events

June 18, 2018

March 14, 2018