Tex. Gov't Code Section 536.204
Standards; Protocols


The executive commissioner shall develop quality of care and cost-efficiency benchmarks and measurable goals that a payment initiative must meet to ensure high-quality and cost-effective health care services and healthy outcomes.


In addition to the benchmarks and goals under Subsection (a), the executive commissioner may approve efficiency performance standards that may include the sharing of realized cost savings with physicians and other health care providers who provide health care services that exceed the efficiency performance standards. The efficiency performance standards may not create any financial incentive for or involve making a payment to a physician or other health care provider that directly or indirectly induces the limitation of medically necessary services.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 7 (S.B. 7), Sec. 1.12(a), eff. September 28, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 3.29, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 946 (S.B. 277), Sec. 2.29, eff. January 1, 2016.
Repealed by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 769 (H.B. 4611), Sec. 3.01(3), eff. April 1, 2025.

Source: Section 536.204 — Standards; Protocols, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­536.­htm#536.­204 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 536.204’s source at texas​.gov