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HHSC seeks public input on evaluation criteria for STAR+PLUS managed care procurement

| Sep 10, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced on Tuesday an invitation for public comment on its Best Value Criteria, which it intends to use as part of evaluating the upcoming Medicaid Managed Care procurement for its STAR+PLUS program. The comment period ends on Sept. 17. HHSC defines “best...[ Read More ]

HHSC accepts offer for FY2022 DSRIP, QIPP, and UHRIP; Commits to work on state-directed payments

| Sep 8, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces acceptance of the offer made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, the Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (UHRIP), and the Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) for Fiscal Year...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2021 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Sep 2, 2021 | Texas

The Detailed Agenda for our 2021 North Texas State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on September 30th is now available! We have carefully crafted our Topical Agenda after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to...[ Read More ]

Transportation option coming to Texas Medicaid recipients

| Sep 1, 2021 | Texas

Uber Health announced last week that Medicaid recipients in Texas will now have access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) options. Uber Health patients will have access to transportation both to and from their appointments.      Uber’s decision will help expand its reach to over 4.4 million Medicaid members in...[ Read More ]

Texas lawmakers reach compromise on school mask mandates, plan to allow parents to "opt out"

| Aug 31, 2021 | Texas

Texas lawmakers with contrasting bills on school mask mandates recently reached an agreement on legislation to address the issue. In a meeting of the Texas House Committee on Public Education on Monday, committee Chair Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr., said he and Rep. Jeff Leach plan to craft a bill that...[ Read More ]

Abortion providers ask for ban on SB 8: "We're looking at abortion access in Texas being shut down around midnight"

| Aug 31, 2021 | Texas

With Texas set to enforce what’s being called the strictest abortion law in the country on Wednesday, abortion providers in the state sent an emergency request to the US Supreme Court on Monday asking the justices to stop the law from taking effect.  SB 8, signed into law by Gov....[ Read More ]

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