Cost Saving Ideas

On this page you may vote on cost-saving ideas submitted from March through August, 2015, by employees of the Texas Health and Human Services System agencies (DADS, DFPS, DSHS, HHSC).

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Campaign: Internal Test campaign


Clients often leave out information required by law when applying for benefits or eligibility redeterminations through the Self-Service Portal (SSP). Staff members must call them back to get the information, wasting staff time and causing delays for the clients. The online application should be changed so that information which is required by law must be completed before clients can go to the next page of the application. [76]

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