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.
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.
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.
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
Most THOT members are 340B providers, using access to lower-cost drugs to help support care for the uninsured in their communities.
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.
Studies maternal mortality and morbidity by studying and reviewing cases of pregnancy-related deaths and trends in severe maternal morbidity, determining the feasibility of the task force studying cases of severe maternal morbidity, and recommending ways to help reduce the incidence of pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in Texas.
Helps reduce traffic deaths, disability and injury by evaluating medical histories, providing medical opinions and making recommendations to the Texas Department of Public Safety regarding the medical limitations of referred driver licensees and candidates and concealed handgun licensees and candidates.
Provides recommendations for licensure sanctions and rule changes for the Nursing Facility Administrator Licensing Program.
Consults with and advises on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and outcome evaluation of the statewide palliative care consumer and professional information and education program.
Develops and recommends criteria for designating levels of neonatal and maternal care.
Provides recommendations and ongoing input on the statewide implementation and operation of Medicaid managed care.
Ensures health care services and facilities are available to all Texans through health planning activities.
Serves as a resource for data and research on the nursing workforce in Texas.
Provides a forum to promote public-private, multi-stakeholder collaboration in support of quality improvement and value-based payment initiatives for Medicaid, other publicly funded health services and the wider health care system.