EDINBURG, RGV – The Texas House of Representatives Human Services Committee will host a public hearing at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

During the hearing, which starts at 8:30 a.m., members of the committee will review the history and future roll-out of Medicaid Managed Care in Texas. 

Members will also examine the impact managed care has had on the quality and cost of health care throughout the state, and review initiatives that managed care organizations have implemented to improve the quality and care. 

Members will also investigate:

  • Whether access to care and if network adequacy contractual requirements are sufficient;
  • Provider and Medicaid participants’ satisfaction within STAR, STAR Health, Star Kids, and STAR+Plus managed care programs; and
  • The Health and Human Services Commission’s oversight of managed care organizations to make recommendations for any needed improvement.

The chairman of the Human Services Committee is state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond of Laredo. On Tuesday, August 28, a reception will be held for Peña Raymond at the McAllen Country Club. 

“This reception will be limited to leaders in the health care industry. Lunch will be served. There will be a limited number of seats and a limited voluntary contribution,” said organizer Julia Rodriguez.

For more information and to make a reservation, call Rodriguez at (956) 501-6499. Seating will be limited to 40 healthcare leaders. 

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above story shows state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond receiving a Texas Medical Association Patient Protection Award in December 2017 from then-TMA President Carlos Cardenas, MD.