Women’s Health Advisory Committee
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Women’s Health Advisory Committee. Click here to visit the committee website, obtain the agenda, and access the link for the meeting webcast.
Hospital Payment Advisory Committee
The Hospital Payment Advisory Committee functions as a sub-committee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) and advises MCAC and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) about hospital reimbursement methodologies for inpatient hospital prospective payment and on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals. The committee advises HHSC to ensure reasonable, adequate, and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals. Click here to visit the committee website.
Medical Care Advisory Committee
The Medical Care Advisory Committee is a federally mandated committee that reviews and makes recommendations to the state Medicaid director on proposed rules that involve Medicaid policy or affect Medicaid-funded programs. Click here to visit the committee website.
Health and Human Services Council
The Health and Human Services Council assists the executive commissioner in developing rules and policies for the commission. The nine members of the council are appointed by the governor. Click here to visit the council website.
340B Drug Pricing
Alert: HRSA, Office of Pharmacy Affairs issued proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance for notice and comment on Friday, August 28, 2015 in the Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-28/pdf/2015-21246.pdf The proposed guidance addresses key policy issues including eligibility and registration of hospitals and outpatient facilities, individuals eligible to receive 340B drugs (patient definition), drugs eligible for purchase under the Program, prohibition of duplicate discounts, and manufacturer compliance, and others. The proposed guidance was open for public comment through October 27, 2015. THOT members have strong concerns about the proposed guidance. Please click below to download the THOT input provided to HRSA: THOT Comments Final 340B Guidance 102715
Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council
HHSC sought members for the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council created by House Bill 1874. The council will assess the availability of patient-centered and family-focused palliative care in Texas. It will consult with and advise HHSC on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and outcome evaluation of the statewide palliative care consumer and professional information and education program. Click here to access THOT Letter of Support for Palliative Care Advisory Council Applicants.