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Moving Forward: Minding the Transportation Gap in Texas Health Care Coverage

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Successfully Addressing Transportation Barriers In Medicaid Managed Care: Modernization of the Texas Transportation Program


Stephanie Stephens serves as the deputy executive commissioner of Medicaid & CHIP Services at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). She provides strategic direction and oversight of policy and quality for Texas Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Stephanie has over 15 years of experience in Texas health and human services policy, finance and operations. She first joined HHSC in 2008 as a Medicaid and CHIP policy analyst and promoted through the Medicaid CHIP organization and HHSC. Her prior leadership roles have included Senior Policy Advisor and Policy Director in HHSC’s Office of Social Services where she directed strategy, analysis, development and implementation of eligibility policy for Texas social service programs.

Before joining HHSC, she served as a health and human services budget analyst at the Texas Legislative Budget Board and a legislative staffer.