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HHSC: Policy Council for Children and Families

MEETING SUMMARY. 

The Policy Council for Children and Families (PCCF) gathered on April 2, 2018. The Council works to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and outcomes of services provided to children with disabilities and their families through the state's health, education and human services systems. Additionally, it produces a biennial report with recommendations to the executive Commissioner of HHSC and the Texas Legislature. The council includes family members of children with special health care needs and representatives of community, faith, business and other organizations. Introduction The meeting was convened by the Chair, Chris Masey. The minutes from the meeting on February 23, 2018, were approved as written.
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HHSC: State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

MEETING SUMMARY. The State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee provides recommendations and ongoing input to HHSC on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care. The committee looks at a…
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HHSC: Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee

MEETING SUMMARY.

The Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee gathered on March 7, 2018. The Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) System Redesign Advisory Committee, created by Government Code, Chapter 534, advises HHSC on the implementation of the acute care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) system redesign for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chapter 534 requires HHSC to design and implement an acute care services and LTSS system for people with IDD that supports the following goals:
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HHSC: The e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC)

Meeting Summary. The e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC) gathered for their quarterly meeting. The eHAC advises the HHS executive commissioner and HHS agencies on strategic planning, policy, rules and services related to the use of health information technology, health information exchange systems, telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services. The eHAC is comprised of professionals in specific fields of specialization, plus 2 ex-officio HHSC representatives, and 1 ex-officio Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) representative.  The HHS executive commissioner appoints members to serve on the eHAC for two-year terms. Per statute, the eHAC includes these representatives from each of the following categories:
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HHSC: Policy Council for Children and Families

MEETING SUMMARY. The Policy Council for Children and Families gathered for their quarterly meeting. The Policy Council for Children and Families (PCCF) works to improve the coordination, quality, efficiency and…
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HHSC: Executive Council

The executive Commissioner convened the meeting providing an update on:

  • The 1115 waiver which has been approved by CMS
  • The receipt of $27.4 million for opioid programs
  • Progress in addressing the cost containment initiatives of the Legislature
  • $300 million appropriation for expansion and renovation of hospitals
  • Influenza where there have been a total of 4,153 pneumonia/influenza-related deaths; nine of which were children.

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HHSC: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee

Meeting Summary. The Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. [The 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 health services and the wider health care system. It was established in accordance with Texas Government Code §531.012. The Quality Committee studies and makes recommendations regarding:
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HHSC: Medical Care Advisory Committee

MEETING SUMMARY.

The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) gathered for their quarterly meeting. MCAC is a federally mandated committee that reviews and makes recommendations to the state Medicaid director on proposed rules that involve Medicaid policy or affect Medicaid-funded programs. Introduction Gilbert Handal, M.D., Medical Care Advisory Committee Chair stated that a quorum was established. The minutes from the meetings on August 24, 2017, and November 16, 2017, (vote required) were approved as written.
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