June 11, 2018 - 1:00pm

Health and Human Services Commission Brown-Heatly Building Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd
Austin Texas, 78751


Webcasting Available

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces its intent to update the public on the implementation of Peer Support Services as a Medicaid Benefit. House Bill 1486, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, directed the HHSC to add peer support services as a Medicaid benefit. As required by the bill, a stakeholder workgroup provided input on Medicaid rules defining requirements for training, certification, scope of services, and supervision of peer specialists. HHSC will use this meeting to take public comment and review the bill, the stakeholder’s work, and the draft rules.

Written Comments: Written comments on the proposed new rules may be submitted at the public hearing or to Laura Gold, Senior Policy Advisor, Medicaid and CHIP Services Department, Health and Human Services Commission, at 4900 North Lamar, Mail Code H600, Austin, Texas 78751; by fax to 512-487-3403; or by e-mail to IDD-BH_Peer_Support_Services-Medicaid_Benefit@hhsc.state.tx.us within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register.

These meetings are open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend these meetings.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Charnissa Hastye at (512) 424-6504 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.