The Weekly Insight: May 14

14th May 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

Texas House of Representatives: Committee on Human Services: The committee met to consider Interim Charge 2, a review of managed care in Texas. In particular, the committee focused on the following: 1) Review the history of Medicaid Managed Care in Texas and determine the impact managed care has had on the quality and cost of care; 2) Review initiatives that managed care organizations (MCOs) have implemented to improve quality of care and determine whether MCOs have improved coordination of care; 3) Review the Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) oversight of MCOs, and make recommendations for any needed improvement.

HHSC: STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee: The STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program is legislatively mandated to provide services for children with disabilities who have Medicaid coverage to improve coordination and customization of care, access to care, health outcomes, cost containment and quality of care.

Looking Ahead

May 14, 2018: Public Hearing on Proposed §353.1303, Quality Incentive Payment Program for Nursing Facilities
May 15, 2018:
May 17, 2018: Medical Care Advisory Committee
May 18, 2018: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee

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