Tag: Medicaid

February 23, 2021

2020 Devastated U.S. Mental Health — Healing must be a Priority

This opinion piece was coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD and National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. It was originally published by The Hill on February 23, 2021. It…

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February 1, 2020

Coordinated Specialty Care

Each year, about 3,000 Texas adolescents and young adults ages 14-35 experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP).Many have access to health insurance through their parents (up to age 26), Medicaid or CHIP, but they…

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May 14, 2019

Texas House Committee on Human Services – SB 1177

SUMMARY - On May 14, 2019, Monica Thyssen, MMHPI Senior Director of Health Policy, was invited testimony on SB 1177 at the Texas House Committee on Human Services.  Senate Bill 1177, relating to offering...

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April 9, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – SB 1177

On April 9, 2019, Monica Thyssen, MMHPI Senior Director of Health Policy, was invited testimony on SB 1177 at the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.  Senate Bill 1177, relating to offering...

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June 27, 2018

Texas House Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II and General Investigating & Ethics

SUMMARY – During the 85th Legislative Interim, in June 2018, the Texas House Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II and General Investigating & Ethics met to hear testimony. President and CEO Andy Keller,...

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March 28, 2018

Medicaid Managed Care Performance Measures

In March 2018, in response to Article II, HHSC Rider 45 of the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act (85(R) SB 1), the Meadow Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) reviewed performance measures for individuals with serious mental…

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March 8, 2017

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Service – SB 74

On March 8, 2017, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. Senate Bill 74, relating to the provision of certain behavioral...

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