The House Committee on Human Services

85th Legislature

April 24, 2018

9:00 a.m.

E2.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 15, 2018, the House Committee on Human Services met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Raymond, at 9:08 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Raymond; Frank; Klick; Miller; Minjarez; and Rose.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The Chair made opening remarks.

 

The committee heard testimony on the following interim charge:

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; and whether MCOs have improved the coordination of care. Also determine provider and Medicaid participantsí satisfaction within STAR, STAR Health, Star Kids, and STAR+Plus managed care programs. In addition, review the Health and Human Services Commission's (HHSC) oversight of managed care organizations, and make recommendations for any needed improvement.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Swanson now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

At 12:41 p.m., on the motion of Representative Raymond and without objection, the meeting was recessed until 1:17 p.m., April 24, 2018.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

At 3:32 p.m., on the motion of Representative Raymond and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Raymond, Chair

 

 

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Kyle Mauro, Clerk