Texas Insight provides timely reporting of healthcare issues and events as they occur within the legislative and regulatory branches of Texas state government.
HHSC: STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee. The Committee gathered to hear a COVID-19 update; discuss Durable Medical Equipment Administrative Simplification Pilot in STAR Kids; hear Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) updates; discuss STAR Kids Quality Measures; and more. Follow this link for the full report.
HHSC: STAR+PLUS Pilot Program Workgroup. The Workgroup gathered to discuss committee bylaws; discuss Texas Government Code Chapter 534, Subchapter C, as amended by House Bill 4533, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, discussion concerning STAR+PLUS pilot program eligibility, employment services, consumer direction services, and providers; discuss subcommittees and meeting timeline; and hear public comment. Follow this link for the full report.
- June 23, 2020: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
- June 25, 2020: Health and Human Services Commission Executive Council
- June 26, 2020: State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee
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