Doing Business with HHS
We’re dedicated to delivering the best services possible to qualified Texans – but we can’t do it alone. By contracting with businesses, critical services are performed including processing payments for food purchases, providing medical and long-term care, and running day care centers.
Annually, Texas Health and Human Services awards more than $60 billion in contracts for goods and services. Contracts run the gamut from computer services to janitorial services to direct client services. HHS also ensures that women- and minority-owned businesses are included in the contracting process.
Grants allow HHS employees and some contracted providers to pursue new projects that allow testing of new practices in service delivery. Federal funds make up more than half of the method of finance.
Through licensing and regulation activities, HHS ensures that individuals and organizations that provide services to our clients are prepared to follow state and federal regulations and continue to do so.
The state relies on many professionals to ensure that people living in long-term care facilities or getting services in their home are cared for with dignity and respect. Credentialing makes sure these workers not only meet the minimum standards to work in the state, but keep their skills current.
- Employability Checks (Department of Public Safety, Nurse Aide Registry, Employee Misconduct Registry)
- Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program
- Medication Aide
HHS manages more than 700 different programs that provide services to eligible Texans. These portals are where HHS communicates with these providers to ensure they have the information they need to manage client services effectively and within state laws and regulations.
Ensuring public health and safety is part of the HHS regulatory function. While HHS responds to and investigates reported incidents, provided contractors and others also have an obligation to report any incidents they are aware of. In addition, all Texans can help keep government and providers honest by reporting fraud, waste and abuse.
HHS strives to be open and transparent with providers and contractors about what is expected when they do business with us. These links, along with the information in the provider portals, is full of resources to keep in good standing.