The Weekly Insight: June 18

18th Jun 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • HHSC: Implementation of Peer Support services as a Medicaid Benefit: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) held a public hearing to update the public on the implementation of Peer Support Services as a Medicaid Benefit. House Bill 1486, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, directed the HHSC to add peer support services as a Medicaid benefit. As required by the bill, a stakeholder workgroup provided input on Medicaid rules defining requirements for training, certification, scope of services, and supervision of peer specialists. HHSC used this meeting to take public comment and review the bill, the stakeholder’s work, and the draft rules.
  • HHSC: Council on Consumer Direction: The purpose of the Council is to advise HHSC on the development, implementation, expansion, and delivery of services through consumer direction, in all programs offering long-term services and supports that enhance a consumer’s ability to have freedom and exercise control and authority over the consumer’s choices, regardless of age or disability. Visit the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) homepage for more information about the CDS option.

Looking Ahead

June 18, 2018: State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee

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