November 12, 2007
Know your HHSC contractors

Want to know who's actually providing services to the HHSC these days? The CPPP is keeping track.

Earlier this month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released two draft Request for Proposals related to the development and operation of an integrated eligibility system for Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF, and CHIP. Similar to the now defunct "TAA" contract with Accenture, the RFPs ask vendors to submit their proposals for operating a system of call centers to provide "eligibility support services" for Food Stamps, Medicaid, and TANF; determine eligibility for CHIP-only cases; and provide document processing services through a centralized mail center. CPPP has prepared a contracting matrix that describes these and other major contracting opportunities with HHSC related to the delivery of health and human services.

I hope someone with more free time than I will keep an eye on the "Twogether in Texas Healthy Marriage Program", a/k/a the Warren Chisum Marriage Tax, if for no better reason than to see if one of our local adult establishments takes the suggested initiative.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 12, 2007 to Budget ballyhoo