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  • The Coordination of Therapy Services Provided by School Districts and Other Medicaid Providers report is submitted pursuant to Rider 42 of the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill (S.B. 1) 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 (Article II, Health and Human Services Commission). The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is required to submit a report identifying barriers and making recommendations to improve coordination of services with a comparison of data for therapy services delivered by school districts through the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) program and by other Medicaid providers.

  • Quarterly Rider 216 report for the Enterprise Data Governance Initiative reflecting actual expenditure, cost savings and accomplishments implementing the Enterprise Data Governance project.

  • The report provides the legislature and the Governor's office with potential methods for enhancing current state funding to support new and existing graduate medical education (GME) through the Medicaid program, specifically by providing options for increasing federal funding for GME.

  • The report provides a review of the current criminal history requirements for occupational license applicants and provides a recommendation to retain, modify or repeal the current requirements.

  • The HHS system is committed to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in Texas, and is working to address many of the findings from the 2018 Joint Biennial Report by DSHS and the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force through efforts already in place and by exploring new and innovative ideas within HHS programs.

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