Office of the Medical Director

The Office of the Medical Director (OMD) facilitates information about policy decisions, quality initiatives and access to health care between HHSC and the Medicaid health plans by holding quarterly medical director’s meetings. OMD participates on a number of committees and projects throughout the Health and Human Services enterprise. Information on current initiatives is listed below. For additional information please contact the Office of the Medical Director


For current Texas Medicaid policies go to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual. 


  • CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs.