Posts tagged "HHSC"

HHSC: Drug Utilization Review Board

Meeting Summary. The Drug Utilization Review Board develops and submits recommendations for the preferred drug list, suggests clinical prior authorizations on outpatient prescription drugs, recommends education interventions for Medicaid providers, and reviews drug usage across Medicaid programs. The DUR board is composed of 20 total members: 17 physicians and pharmacists who provide services across the entire population of Medicaid recipients and who represent different specialties, two representatives from Medicaid managed care organizations as nonvoting members, and a consumer advocate representing people enrolled in the Medicaid program. Introduction The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Robert Hogue, MD. The minutes from the meeting on January 26, 2018, were approved as written. Members:
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HHSC: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee

Meeting Summary. The Behavioral Health Advisory 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 purpose of the committee is to provide customer/consumer and stakeholder input to the Health and Human Services system in the form of recommendations regarding the allocation and adequacy of behavioral health services and programs within the State of Texas. The BHAC considers and makes recommendations to the HHS Executive Commissioner consistent with the committee’s purpose. Introduction The meeting was opened by the Chair, Wayne Young. The minutes for the meetings on January 26, 2018, and April 20, 2018, were approved as written.
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HHSC: Medical Care Advisory Committee

Meeting Summary. The Medical Care Advisory Committee 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 Opening Comments: Gilbert Handal, M.D., Medical Care Advisory Committee Chair. The minutes from the meeting on February 15, 2018, were approved as written. Members:
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HHSC: Hospital Payment Advisory Committee

Meeting Summary. The Hospital Payment Advisory Committee, a sub-committee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC), advises MCAC and HHS about hospital reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital prospective payment and on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals. Introduction Opening Comments: Diana Strupp, Hospital Payment Advisory Committee (HPAC) Chair. The Chair announced three new members. The minutes from the meeting on February 8, 2018, were approved as written.
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HHSC: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee

Meeting Summary. The Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee (Quality 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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