Additional funding opportunities for both current and prospective Delivery 

HHSC Rate Analysis is providing written notification of an extension to receive new affiliation agreements for the Final DY 6 UC Payment. This extension is only for new Local Provider Participation Funds (LPPFs) created out of the 85th Legislative Session. The extension does not pertain to non-related LPPF affiliations.


HHSC will need the following documents by 5:00pm August 4th


New TIN information for the Governmental LPPF

o   AP-152

o   74-176

o   New TexNet location for the Governmental LPPF

§  The LPPF will need complete the attached HHSC89-103 and submit to  


Affiliation Agreement

Certification of Hospital Participation for each of the affiliated hospitals (all sections of the document must be completed and signed)

Certification of Governmental Entity Participation


Please send copies of the required documents to


HHSC Hospital Rate Analysis

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

P.O. Box 149030, Mail Code H-400

Brown-Heatly Building

4900 N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78714-9030


Summary Graham Cassidy Heller HR1628 Amendment 7.31.17
“It seems clear to me that the plan proposed by Senators Graham and Cassidy is both the most conservative and workable solution. I signed onto their proposal because it returns power to the states and provides ultimate flexibility to governors and legislatures regardless of...
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Common Dreams: For Defeat of Trumpcare, Thank Disability Rights Activists, Not John McCain
Following the Senate's vote on Friday that dealt a crushing blow to the GOP's hopes of repealing Obamacare, major media outlets, Democratic lawmakers, and high-profile pundits singled out Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) vote against the so-called skinny repeal...

July 28, 2017
Late last night the latest Senate healthcare repeal effort – known as the “Skinny Repeal” – failed to pass, bringing an end (for now) to these harmful healthcare repeal efforts. After Senator McCain cast the final deciding vote, Majority Leader McConnell announced that the Senate would be moving on...

New EHF report: Despite improvements under the...

Despite large gains in the number of Texans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the state still ranks worst in the nation when it comes to access and affordability of care. That's according to of the Commonwealth Fund...

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A Detailed Look at the Lone Star State

How does Texas fare in the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance? A DETAILED LOOK AT THE LONE STAR STATE

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Next: 13 Legislative Wrap-Up Reports n the 85th Texas Legislature!
Special Thanks to Peggy Boice for playing detective and gathering them together!  
Jackie Pontello, One Voice Texas, ED
Wrap-Up of the Regular 85th Legislative Session

The 85th Texas Regular Legislative Session was one of the ugliest and least productive in recent memory. Despite the odds, CPPP staff worked tirelessly with lawmakers and partners to get good bills across the finish line and block bad ones.

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Message from THA’s President/CEO

More than 1,000. That’s the number of bills THA tracked this legislative session. In the 85th Texas Legislature, there were more health care-related bills filed than in any previous session.

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Texas Legislature

The Texas Legislature meets in regular session for only 140 days every two years. But for TMA, advocating at the legislature for physicians and patients is a full-time operation. From educating lawmakers and their staff about key health care...

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The Texas Legislature just ended its session. Here's...

The Texas Legislature ended its 85th regular session Monday, having passed hundreds of bills but leaving several high-profile issues unresolved. While both chambers successfully passed a two-year $217 blllion budget - the only item the...

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85th Texas Legislature Recap And Special Session Preview

The 85th state legislature came to a contentious conclusion on May 29. As a result, last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for a special session, urging lawmakers to wrap up unfinished business. Abbott's 20 action items include "privacy"...

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85th Legislative Session Wrap-up

Posted on 6/2/17; updated 6/15/17 An acrimonious regular session of the Texas Legislature ended Memorial Day, with lawmakers knowing they might meet again soon in a special session, topics to be determined by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Legislative Reports

The Texas Education Agency is required to provide reports on a variety of topics to the Texas Legislature. This page contains reports to the 85th Texas Legislative session.

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85th Session of the Texas Legislature Wrap-Up

Please read on to find a list of important insurance bills from the 2017 Texas Legislature. We have attempted to provide a concise overview of the bills of interest to IIAT members and to the insurance industry overall. Those listed below are...

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85th Legislative Session Wrap-up: Texas Fails Women Once ...

Monday was the last day of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and once again extreme legislators demonstrated a total disregard for the health and wellbeing of Texas women. In total, lawmakers filed nearly 40 anti-abortion regulations -- several...

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2017 Legislative Wrap Up - NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

On Memorial Day, the 85th Legislature adjourned their regular session. While we wait to see if the governor will call them into special session, the immediate threat from the right-wing "Freedumb Caucus" has returned to the gerrymandered...

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Wrap Up: The 85th Texas Legislative Session - The Arc of ...

The Arc of Texas continued its legacy of promoting, protecting, and advocating for the human rights and self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Together with coalitions of IDD organizations, Texas...

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The Tale of Three Agendas, The Main Stage, & Other Issues

Every two years, state lawmakers flock to the Texas State Capitol in Austin to serve the people who elected them, passing legislation and debating issues intended to move the state — and its citizens — forward.

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TX Lege Made Some Progress for Kids, But Fell Far Short...

After 140 days of ups and downs, early mornings and late nights, and passionate debates, the 2017 Texas legislative session ends today. We'll publish a full review of the session after June 18th (the last day for the Governor to veto bills) and...

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2017 Galveston, Missouri City, Pasadena and Harris...

Please take the survey titled "2017 Galveston, Missouri City, Pasadena and Harris County Regional Assessment of Fair Housing Resident Survey". Your feedback is important!

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Attached is the Letter of Intent Packet for 2018 March of Dimes funding.  Please circulate widely!  We need your help to get this to potential partners.  You may cut and paste the paragraph below if you would like:


March of Dimes Texas is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) as a first step in requesting 2018 grant funding.  Please see the attached application.  Letters of Intent are due August 25, 2017.  They will be reviewed by the Texas March of Dimes Maternal & Child Health Committee.  Based upon the review, selected applicants will be invited by September 11, 2017 to submit a full proposal.  Full proposals will be due October 20, 2017.  Note that a technical assistance conference call will be held to answer questions regarding the LOI on August 7th.


Event - 2017 DePelchin Trauma Informed Care Conference

September 15th Venue: DePelchin Children's Center Registration: $65 CEUs, Professional Development Hours, Breakfast and Lunch included in registration fee. Registration is non-refundable. If you would like to transfer your registration to another ...

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NAMI Provider Education Program

The NAMI Provider Education Program is a 5-week course that presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and consumer experiences with serious mental illness to line staff at public agencies who work directly with people with severe and...

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The program is also available in an introductory 4-hour format to better accommodate professionals schedules!



August 5-6, 2017
Saturday 8:30am - 8:00pm through
Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
9401 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074, 1st-floor conference room


 For more information, please email Angelina Hudson, NAMI Greater Houston Program Director, or call 713.970.4489 

TACFS - Administrators Conference

Our conference program offers something for everyone in the field of caring for children and working with families. The program will include valuable information and expert training on the ever-changing Texas system with relevant workshops...

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2017 SE Texas Gulf Coast Region Veterans Mental Health...

2017 SE Texas Gulf Coast Region Veterans Mental Health Summit

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