The Weekly Insight: August 20

20th Aug 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • HHSC: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee: This meeting prioritized the following: Bylaws status; Review, discuss, and approve updated recommendation options and next steps for the 2018 legislative report; Presentation on maternity care bundle; Presentation on opportunities for behavioral health value-based payment (VBP) and care models; Presentation on CMS scorecard initiative; Update on Qualified Entity program initiative; Discuss future directions for improving quality and efficiency; and hear from stakeholders.
  • Current Issues in Texas Nursing: A steady supply of nurses in Texas is critical to the health and well-being of the people of Texas. However, Texas is suffering one of the most critical nursing shortages among the US states, resulting from both the aging and growth of the Texas population combined with low rates of new nurses entering the workforce. This posting reviews shortages and other nursing issues in the state that are critical to address in order to maintain quality health care that all Texans can access.
  • HHSC: Medical Care Advisory Committee: 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.

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