November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

  • Rider 207 is an expansion of Rider 89.The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is required to submit a report annually, by August 31, to the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor on recruitment and retention strategies for community attendants that outlines actual expenditures, cost savings, and accomplishments implementing these strategies.

  • This report requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to identify efficiencies across agencies to integrate systems of care and work jointly with the Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) to improve screening rates for Medicaid patients at risk for diabetes; and increase enrollment in diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs for those Medicaid patients diagnosed with diabetes. 

  • HHSC is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside at the SSLCs. This report highlights ongoing efforts to achieve targeted improvements in services and supports provided.

August 2018

  • As required by the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted an evaluation of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care in Texas.

  • As required by the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted a study of the potential savings from implementing certain changes to HHSC’s current method of administering prescription drug benefits for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • As required by the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted a review of the agency’s contract management and oversight function for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care contracts.

  • Texas Government Code, Section 531.0999(g) as added by House Bill (H.B.) 1486, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, directs the Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) to adopt rules establishing training requirements for peer specialists to enable the provisions of services to persons with mental illness or persons with substance use conditions, and to create a Medicaid benefit for peer support services. Pursuant to H.B. 1486, HHSC assembled a stakeholder work group to provide input on the development of Medicaid rules to define requirements for training, certification, scope of services, and supervision of certified peer specialists.

July 2018

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