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County Officials Invited to Medicaid Waiver Webinar, Live Meetings

The Health and Human Services Commission will host a webinar at 1 p.m., on Monday, March 26, entitled “What County Officials Need to Know about the Texas Health Care Transformation 1115 Waiver.” The information presented will give county officials an overview of how the waiver will operate and what opportunities might be available.

If you do not want to participate in the webinar portion, you can call in to (800) 394-5972 and listen to an audio conference. This audio will also be recorded and posted on the waiver website.

Before the webinar begins, check whether you have the appropriate media players installed to view the session.

HHSC to Host 1115 Waiver Transformation Meetings across Texas The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has announced a schedule for holding public Regional Health Partnership (RHP) meetings throughout March. The purpose is to provide an overview of the 1115 Transformation Waiver and field related questions.

AGENDA

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Presentation of Texas Health Care Transformation 1115 waiver
3. Question and Answer Session
4. Public Discussion
5. Adjourn

MEETING DATES

The meetings below are based on the initial RHP map prior to HHSC accepting feedback. Staff is working to analyze the feedback and plans to incorporate changes of RHP formation for future meetings.

March 20
Abilene, 9 a.m.
The United Way of Abilene
Upstairs Conference Room
240 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601

Waco, 11 a.m.
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas
Lee Lockwood Texas Scottish Rite Library and Museum
2801 West Waco Drive Waco, TX

March 21

Uvalde, 9 a.m.
Uvalde Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande
Large conference room
216 West Main Street
Uvalde, TX 78801

Fort Worth, 9 a.m.
John Peter Smith Hospital
3rd floor in the auditorium
1500 South Main
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Dallas, 1 p.m.
Dallas County Health and Human Services Conference Room
627 ABC 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 7520

San Antonio, 2 p.m.
University Health System - Robert B. Green Campus
Foundation Room, third floor
903 W. Martin
San Antonio, Texas 78207

March 22
Tyler, 3 p.m.
Auditorium in Center for Biomedical Research (Building 699) on Research Boulevard
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT)
11937 U.S. 271
Tyler, TX 75708

March 23
Austin, 2 p.m.
HHSC Brown Heatly Building
Public Hearing Rooms – 1410, 1420,1430
4900 North Lamar
Austin, TX

March 28
South Texas, 11 a.m.
Joe G. Rivera and Aurora De La Garza Annex
1390 W. Expressway 83
San Benito, Texas

Draft Template Released
HHSC has also released a draft template on the Regional Healthcare Plan. Please discuss the plan with your local healthcare providers and provide feedback if items need additional clarification, reorganization, or removal.

Medicaid 1115 Waiver Updates
TAC has dedicated a web page to the topic of the Medicaid 1115 Waiver. This page will give readers access to the latest information regarding the Medicaid 1115 Waiver. As information becomes available, TAC will continue to update the page with articles, documents and news.