Texas Medicaid Balancing Incentives Program

Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) partner in implementing The Balancing Incentive Program (BIP), which “increases the Federal Matching Assistance Percentage to participating states through September 2015 in exchange for states making certain structural reforms to increase access to Medicaid community based long-term services and supports (LTSS).” 
 
“These required structural reforms include…
  • implementing a "no wrong door" eligibility and enrollment system; 
  • developing core standardized assessment instruments; and 
  • ensuring case management activities are conflict free.” 
 
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Health and Human Services Commission
Date Enacted: 
09/04/2012
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