Support Healthy Kids: Use Key Data When Awarding Medicaid Contracts

HHSC and Medicaid health plans already track numerous metrics, ranging from quality medical care to quality of dental care and results from member and caregiver experience surveys. Yet, none of these quality measures — or how a health plan performs on key health care quality measures for children — are considered during the contract procurement process. In order to ensure kids are receiving high-quality care, HHSC should utilize these data they are already collecting as a consideration when awarding Medicaid contracts to plans in the state of Texas.

Here’s the full testimony we delivered today to the Texas House Committee on Human Services: