Latest Reports and Presentations
Quarterly Therapy Access Monitoring Report - December 2018
The first quarterly report with analysis of selected data related to pediatric acute care therapy services (including physical, occupational, and speech therapies) and assessment of impact on access to care.
Community Attendant Registry Feasibility Study
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.
Coordination of Medicaid Dental and Medicaid Services
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.
Training and Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
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.
Dental Services for Adult with Disabilities
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 servicse rendered and expenditures from fiscal year 2016.
Report on Mental Health for Veterans Grant Program
HHSC is required to submit a report on the Mental Health for Veterans Grant Program (Texas Veterans + Family Alliance) on the effectiveness of the grant, number of grants and the number of veterans served.
Evaluation of Pharmacy Service Delivery Models
The report reviews the agency's progress on certain long-acting injectables and flu vaccines offered in the outpatient pharmacy setting, medication therapy management, and value-based purchasing.
Consumer Directed Services for Medicaid Recipients
This legislative report provides information on barriers to accessing the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option and recommendations for how to increase utilization of the CDS option among eligible Medicaid recipients.
Better Birth Outcomes Initiatives within Health and Human Services
This report includes a summary of the HHS Better Birth Outcomes (BBO) workgroup, which consists of over 30 initiatives focused on a variety of topics including decreasing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions, preventing premature births, increasing access to women’s health and family planning services, and reducing the incidence, severity, and costs associated with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Home Telemonitoring Services in Texas Medicaid
The 2018 version of the Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Home Telemonitoring Services in Texas Medicaid report provides client utilization and provider expenditure trends for these services for fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017.
2018 Report on the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care
The report presents the work of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care for FY 2018.
2018 Revised Texas Promoting Independence Plan
The report provides an update on the implementation of the original 2001 Promoting Independence Plan to ensure appropriate care settings for persons with disabilities, and the provision of a system of services and supports that foster independence and productivity, including meaningful opportunities for a person with a disability to live in the most appropriate care setting.
Report on State Hospital Bed Day Allocation Methodology and Utilization Review Protocol for Fiscal Year 2018
As required by THSC 533.0515(e), this report provides a summary of the activities of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Joint Committee on Access and Forensic Services (JCAFS) advisory committee to update a bed day allocation methodology and utilization review protocol.
Combined Children’s Advocacy Programs and Contingency for Child Advocacy Center and Court Appointed Special Advocate Grants Report
This report details the expenditures of funds appropriated for children's advocacy programs. Additionally, information on the data on contracts and client services for these programs is included.
Report on Mental Health Appropriations and the 1115 Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver for Fiscal Year 2018
Rider 72 requires HHSC to report annually, by December 1, to the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor on efforts community mental health services general revenue funds to obtain federal funds as part of the 1115 Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver program.