Category Regulatory 199 articles to read

CMS Approves the TxHmL Waiver

The Texas Home Living Program (TxHmL), first authorized March 1, 2004, provides essential community-based services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or a related condition living in…
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HHSC: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee

The Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee provides a forum to promote public-private, multi-stakeholder collaboration in support of quality improvement and value-based payment initiatives for Medicaid, other publicly funded…
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HHSC: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee

The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee studies maternal mortality and morbidity by studying and reviewing cases of pregnancy-related deaths and trends in severe maternal morbidity, determining the feasibility of the…
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HHSC: Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

The Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council consults with and advises on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and outcome evaluation of the statewide palliative care consumer and professional information and education program. House Bill (HB) 1874, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015 established the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council to assess the availability of patient-centered and family-focused palliative care in Texas. HB 1874 charges the council to consult with and advise the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation, and outcome evaluation of the statewide palliative care consumer and professional information and education program.
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Health and Human Services Executive Council

Welcome and Opening Remarks. The meeting was convened on February 20th, 2020, by the executive Commissioner. Novel Coronavirus Update. Dr. Hellerstedt stated that their focus is on preventing the spread of the virus in Texas. They have activated The State Medical Observation Center (SMOC). This entity maintains communication with the public and stakeholders. Coronavirus can infect people and animals. This is called a novel virus because it has not been seen in people before. Therefore, there is no innate immunity. Ninety-nine percent of the deaths have occurred in China. There are 15 confirmed cases in the US and most are travel-related. Texas has one confirmed case and several hundred people in Texas are being monitored because they have traveled to high-risk areas.
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