The Weekly Insight: April 16

16th Apr 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • DSHS: Investigational Stem Cell Treatment Rules – Stakeholder Meeting: The DSHS held a stakeholder meeting to accept comments as the agency develops rules to designate medical conditions that constitute a severe chronic disease or terminal illness for the purpose of access and use of an investigational stem cell treatment.
  • House Committee on Appropriations: Article II Subcommittee Part I: The Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II met to hear invited and public testimony on Interim Charges 11, 12, and 18(g). This report covers:
    • Charge 11: Monitor Congressional action on federal healthcare reform and CHIP reauthorization…; and
    • Charge 18(g): Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. Specifically monitoring: (g) Medicaid cost-containment efforts.
  • House Committee on Appropriations: Article II Subcommittee Part II: The Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II met to hear invited and public testimony on Interim Charges 11, 12, and 18(g). This report covers 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 …
  • Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee: The ECI Advisory Committee discussed: the Legislative Appropriations Request, two current ECI providers leaving the program, the Part C application which is now available for comment on the HHSC website, and the process of engaging physicians in the ECI process.
  • HHSC: Texas Autism Council: The Council met and received an update on the legislative appropriations process, the Office for Disability Prevention for Children, and the activities of the members. A new Vice Chair, John Roppolo, was named.

Looking Ahead

April 20, 2018: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee

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