November 2019

October 2019

  • This report documents the number of youth formerly in foster care who do not renew their Medicaid and therefore do not maintain continuous health coverage until age 26 and includes recommendations to improve the rate of youth formerly in foster care who maintain continuous health care coverage.

  • The Internal Audit Annual Report provides a summary of its 2019 activities which complies with the guidelines set forth by the State Auditor’s Office.

  • The quarterly report reflects activities and findings of the Data Analytics Unit.

  • The following report presents information regarding all tags cited at the Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) level during licensing and certification surveys and complaint or incident investigations performed in nursing facilities during the second quarter of 2019 (04/01/2019 – 06/30/2019).

  • The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman (Office) is independent within HHSC. Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit assisted living facilities (ALFs) and advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in ALFs in state fiscal year 2018, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.

  • The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is independent within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit nursing and assisted living facilities to advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in nursing and assisted living facilities in state fiscal years 2017-18, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.

  • The Internal Audit Plan is a list of the schedule audits to be conducted in FY20 based on a business risk assessment focused on identifying and evaluating risks related to each major HHS activity and input from management. This summary of the divisions 2020 activities complies with the guidelines set forth by the State Auditor’s Office.

  • The Legislature funded new slots for the CLASS, DBMD, HCS, and MDCP programs. This report describes each program's unique eligibility requirements, unique services, and HHSC's plan to use the extra funding for new slots for individuals on interest lists.

September 2019

August 2019

  • Texas Government Code Section 531.0999 added by Senate Bill (S.B.) 578, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop a comprehensive action plan to increase access to and availability of professional health services to prevent veteran suicides in Texas.

  • The 2019 Rider 207 report details the agency’s latest data on the direct care workforce and related topics, provides status updates on strategies that were mentioned in the 2018 report, and discusses additional potential strategies that were not mentioned in the 2018 report.

  • Provides information on the State Opioid Response grant received from SAMHSA and the implementation and goals of these funds through the Texas Targeted Opioid Response program.

  • Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, HHSC Executive Commissioner, will present to the Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. Her presentation will cover the agency's organizational chart, an update on the agency's procurement reforms, an update on Regulatory Services and the transfer of functions to the new Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, improvements at the Health and Specialty Care System, a state hospital construction update, and an overview of the agency's business plan.

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