HHSC: Medical Care Advisory Committee

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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. Members: Voting Members Gilbert A. Handal, M.D., Chair El Paso Pediatrician Colleen Horton, Vice Chair Austin Advocate-Mental Health Mary Helen Tieken, RN, BSN Floresville Registered Nurse Salil Deshpande, M.D. Houston Managed Care Organization Representative Cynthia Jumper, M.D. Lubbock Internal Medicine Donna S. Smith Austin Physical Therapist George N. Smith, D.O. West Osteopath Doug Svien Stephenville Provi

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