The Weekly Insight: September 4

04th Sep 2018

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports

  • HHSC: Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: The Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke gathered for their quarterly meeting. They covered the following: Added to the recommendations under consideration by the Council; agreed on a process for electing a vice chair, but postponed the election; discussed maintaining the current funding for the Council activities and working with DSHS for additional funding…
  • DSHS: Legislative Appropriations Request FY2020-2021: The mission of the Department of State Health Services is to improve the health, safety and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources by efficiently and effectively carrying out core public health functions. The LAR includes nine prioritized exceptional items that span program and infrastructure needs and ensure a stable foundation for state public health services. These exceptional items represent DSHS’ refocused mission on public health and seek to provide the Department with the capacity to continue meeting the needs of Texans.
  • House Committee on Human Services: The committee met at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance to receive public testimony on Interim Charge 2: Review the history and any future roll-out of Medicaid Managed Care in Texas. Determine the impact managed care has had on the quality and cost of care. In the review, determine: initiatives that managed care organizations (MCOs) have implemented to improve quality of care; whether access to care and network adequacy contractual requirements are sufficient…
  • HHSC: Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee: The Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting to hear a presentation on the Early Childhood Intervention program, Proposed Rules (Texas Administrative Code, Title 40, Part 2, Chapter 108, concerning Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services), and committee reports.

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