January 2019

December 2018

  • 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.

  • The Statewide BH Strategic Plan Progress Report includes agency participation in the SBHCC and outlines annual progress on how the strategic plan's implementation serves to coordinate BH programs and services in Texas.

  • This report provides an overview of the collaborative efforts of HHSC and the stakeholder community in support of bridging the gap to pediatric specialty care through the use of telemedicine in rural Texas. It includes information on the establishment of a stakeholder workgroup, a pilot telemedicine project and the educational, technical and planning considerations involved with achieving positive outcomes and effecting meaningful knowledge transfer.

  • The report provides overall laboratory and imaging diagnostic services utilization and costs.

  • Rider 74 requires HHSC to implement a mental health peer support re-entry program. The rider further requires HHSC to submit a report on the program that includes the total population to be served and participant outcomes to the Office of the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board by December 1, 2018.

  • This report studies the feasibility of establishing a community attendant registry using existing resources, to help Medicaid recipients enrolled in the community attendant services program to locate providers.

  • This report reviews policies and procedures related to coordination of services between dental maintenance organizations and managed care organizations, specific to dental sedation and general anesthesia in children.

  • This report details results of a study regarding occupational skills training programs in Texas for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including regions in the state where the training programs should be improved or expanded and strategies for placing these individuals into fulfilling jobs via these programs.

  • This report reviews the dental services available to adults with disabilities in Medicaid that provide community based services. In addition, unique considerations and alternative dental sources are highlighted along with dental services rendered and expenditures from fiscal year 2016.

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