House Appropriations Committee: Article II Subcommittee – Part II

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Meeting Summary. The Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II met to hear invited and public testimony on the following: Interim Charge 12: Review the state's readiness to care for aging Texans by reviewing the reimbursement methodologies for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including supplemental payments, Medicaid add-on payments, and availability of alternative methods of finance. Identify methodologies to adequately finance Medicaid rates for long-term care facilities under managed care capitation, support high-quality care for Texas seniors, accommodate new models of care, and encourage care coordination to treat higher incidence of complex conditions. Invited Testimony: Health and Human Services Commission: Victoria Grady Deputy Director Rate Analysis AARP: Amanda Fredrikson Long Term Care Providers: Texas Health Care Association: Kevin Warren LeadingAge Texas, George Linial Texas Assisted Living Association: Diana Martinez Texas

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