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HHSC wins emergency management award

| Jul 5, 2022 | Texas

HHSC received the 2022 Texas Emergency Management Agency of the Year Award from the Texas Division of Emergency Management during the Texas Emergency Management Conference held May 31–June 3 in San Antonio.     The award recognizes outstanding support provided by an agency to Texas communities during disasters. Previous winners include the Texas...[ Read More ]

HHSC hears calls for extending postpartum coverage to 12 months during hearing on Medicaid programs

| Jun 10, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) held a public hearing on the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program, its Medicaid managed care program on Thursday, sharing updates with and collecting feedback from the public.     The commission sought stakeholder feedback on a State Plan Amendment to...[ Read More ]

Texas HHSC requests extension to federal mandate for home health care services

| May 6, 2022

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced last month that it will request a one-year “good faith effort” (GFE) extension on the federally mandated implementation of its electronic billing system for home health caregivers. Known as Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), the technology verifies where and when...[ Read More ]

HHSC updates Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan, identifies policy priorities for caregivers

| Dec 14, 2021 | Texas

On Dec. 3, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) published its 2022-2023 Strategic Plan for the Aging Texas Well (ATW) initiative. The plan is meant to serve as a guide for HHSC and other state agencies to support strategic planning to serve the approximately 9,245,560 adults aged 50...[ Read More ]

HHS announces $750,000 in funding to develop rural Texas residency program

| Jul 26, 2019 | Texas

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) will receive $750,000 in grant funding as part of the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). The funding will be used by UTHSCT over three years to...[ Read More ]

Special Terms and Conditions of Texas 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver

Emily Viles | Jul 17, 2019 | Texas

Special terms and conditions of the Medicaid 1115 Waiver, approved in December of 2017, specify that HHS must submit a draft DSRIP Transition Plan to CMS by October 1, 2019 and a finalized plan by March 31, 2020. The plan must describe how the state will further develop its delivery...[ Read More ]