The Health and Human Services Commission conducted two public hearings today using a combined hearing format. The first was related to Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review. The second was related to Private Duty Nursing Services.
First Hearing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review. The hearing was held in compliance with Texas Human Resources Code §32.0282, which requires public notice of and hearings on proposed Medicaid reimbursements.
Proposal. The payment rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review are proposed to be effective April 1, 2018, for the following services:
The Behavioral Health Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. [The Committee] provides customer/consumer and stakeholder input by making recommendations regarding the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services and programs within the state of Texas. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) established the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC) as the state mental health planning council in accordance with the state's obligations under 42 U.S.C. §300x-3.
The BHAC considers and makes recommendations to the HHS Executive Commissioner consistent with the committee’s purpose. Recommendations to Health and Human Services system agencies regarding behavioral health services include:
The Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. Created by Senate Bill (SB) 7 of the 83rd Texas Legislature (Regular Session), [the Committee] will advise HHSC and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) on the implementation of the acute care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) system redesign for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SB 7 requires HHSC and DADS to design and implement an acute care services and LTSS system for people with IDD that supports the following goals:
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