HHSC accepts suggestions for clinical initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of Medicaid services from the following groups as directed by Senate Bill 1542 of the 2013 Texas Legislature:
- State legislators
- Commissioners of state health and human services agencies
- Medical Care Advisory Committee
- Physician Payment Advisory Committee
- Electronic Health Information Exchange System Advisory Committee
Each clinical initiative will undergo a preliminary review (Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter L, Quality Improvement Process for Clinical Initiatives) which will determine whether the clinical initiative warrants a full analysis based on the pre-determined criteria and available staff resources in the agency.
Proposals that warrant further analysis will be posted on this website for public comment for 30 days. HHSC staff will conduct a comprehensive analysis after the public comment period closes, and a final report will be published within six months of the proposal’s submission date.
Submitting a Proposal
Proposals may be submitted using a paper form (PDF) or electronically through an online form (Internet Explorer 11 required). Submitters are encouraged to complete the paper form and then copy the information into the online form. Paper forms may be mailed:
HHS Quality Oversight
ATTN: SB1542 Coordination Team
6330 Highway 290 East, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78723
For questions about the Medicaid Quality Improvement Process for Clinical Initiatives, email or call 512-380-4381.