Sec. 34.0159: Program Evaluations

The commission, in collaboration with the task force and other interested parties, shall:

(1) explore options for expanding the pilot program for pregnancy medical homes established under Section 531.0996, Government Code;

(2) explore methods for increasing the benefits provided under Medicaid, including specialty care and prescriptions, for women at greater risk of a high-risk pregnancy or premature delivery;

(3) evaluate the impact of supplemental payments made to obstetrics providers for pregnancy risk assessments on increasing access to maternal health services;

(4) evaluate a waiver to fund managed care organization payments for case management and care coordination services for women at high risk of severe maternal morbidity on conclusion of their eligibility for Medicaid;

(5) evaluate the average time required for pregnant women to complete the Medicaid enrollment process;

(6) evaluate the use of Medicare codes for Medicaid care coordination;

(7) study the impact of programs funded from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program federal grant and evaluate whether the state should continue funding the programs; and

(8) evaluate the use of telemedicine medical services for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.


Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 973 (S.B. 748), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.