House Committee on Human Services
The committee met on May 9th to consider the remainder of Interim Charge 2, a review of managed care in Texas. In particular, the committee focused on the following: a) Study whether access to care and network adequacy contractual requirements are sufficient; b) Determine Medicaid participant and provider satisfaction within STAR, STAR Health, STAR Kids and STAR+PLUS managed care programs; and c) Study the future delivery of services under a managed care model to additional populations. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) was present to address issues raised by the Committee and public testimony. The meeting lasted 12 hours and 27 minutes.