Latest Reports and Presentations
Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2018
This second biennial report provides an update on HHS agencies’ progress on interoperability regarding its information systems that exchange protected health information within and across HHS agencies, and between HHS agencies and healthcare providers. The 2018 report builds on the initial 2016 report regarding progress and plans to improve interoperability in the state and within HHS.
Report on the Healthy Community Collaborative Program for 2017-2018
Rider 73 requires HHSC to submit a report to the Legislative Budget Board and Governor biannually on December 1. Rider 73 requires the report to include an evaluation of the progress of the program and expenditures.
State Supported Living Centers Obstacles to Community Referral and Transition FY2017
The State of Texas settlement agreement with the Department of Justice regarding 12 state supported living centers (SSLCs) and the intermediate care facility (ICF) component of the Rio Grande State Center (collectively the “SSLCs”) requires, in Section II.T.1.g., that each SSLC gather and analyze information related to identified obstacles to the movement of individuals to more integrated settings that are consistent with their needs and preferences.
State Hospital Workforce
This report evaluates compensation levels, turnover and vacancy rates, and recruiting efforts at the state hospitals and develops recommendations to address workforce issues.
Quarterly Immediate Jeopardy Summary Report July 2018 - September 2018
The following report presents quantitative and qualitative 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 third quarter of 2018 (07/01/2018 – 09/31/2018).
HHS e-Health Advisory Committee Report - December 2018
This second annual report has been produced by the members of the e-Health Advisory Committee and provides recommendations to the Executive Commissioner on the three primary tasks of this Committee. The report also addresses additional requirements of Title 1, Part 15 Texas Administrative Code, Section 351.823(d).
State Supported Living Center Staff Turnover
This report analyzes staff turnover at the state supported living centers (SSLCs), identifies patterns, makes recommendations to address identified concerns, and analyzes the policy and fiscal impact of establishing a career ladder at the SSLCs for certain positions.
State Owned Housing Report
This report provides the the estimated fair market rental value of housing supplied by the agency and the amount of revenue recovered during fiscal year 2018.
Alternatives to Abortion
Rider 107 requires HHSC to submit a report on the Alternatives to Abortion program no later than December 1 of each fiscal year to the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board. The report must include any identified need for additional funds; an explanation on the need for additional funds; and the expenditure of current funds by grant recipients.
Utilization Review in STAR+PLUS HCBS for Fiscal Year 2018
Annual report to the legislature about fiscal year 2018 utilization review activities in the STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS program in Medicaid managed care. The report details activities related to fiscal year 2017 findings occurring after the previous report's publications and the 2018 review methodology, findings and recommendations.
Report on Mental Health Program for Veterans for Fiscal Year 2018
HHSC is required to submit a report on the Mental Health Program for Veterans (MHPV) annually, by December 1, to the Governor. Per the rider, the report must describe program activities from the preceding fiscal year.
Consolidated Behavioral Health Schedule and Exceptional Item Review FY 2020-21
The Senate Finance Committee requested the SBHCC to coordinate BH exceptional Items for the 86th Legislature Regular Session 2019.
Medicaid Services Capacity for High-Needs Children in the Foster Care System Primer
This one-time statewide matching grant program aims to increase access to targeted case management and rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system. The Medicaid Services Capacity for High-Needs Children in the Foster Care System primer (PDF) provides stakeholders with an overview of this funding opportunity.
Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids
The 2018 Transition of Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver Recipients to STAR Kids report is submitted in compliance with Section 2.12 of Senate Bill 7, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. S.B. 7 requires the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate outcomes related to transitioning children and young adults enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) into the STAR Kids capitated managed care program.
Delivery of Health and Human Services for Young Texans
This report discusses services for children under six years of age. As the first report written post-Transformation, this HHS Report covers the landscape of services offered in the newly restructured HHS System.
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