State Upholds Children’s Medicaid Cuts

State upholds children’s Medicaid cuts Posted: August 26, 2015 – 9:01pm By ENRIQUE RANGEL emrique.rangel@morris.com AUSTIN — What a day. What looked like good news for opponents of a state plan to cut $350 million for a therapy program for tens of thousands of severely disabled children on Medicaid ended as a huge letdown. First,…

Cuts Threaten Therapy Services for Disabled Texas Kids

Cuts Threaten Therapy Services for Disabled Texas Kids The Texas Observer by Alexa Garcia-Ditta @agarciaditta Published Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm CST Jaxon Huffman, who experiences spasms and seizures daily, receives in-home therapy services covered by Medicaid. Reimbursement rate reductions set to take effect Sept. 1 threaten services that Jaxon and thousands of…

State health officials delay Medicaid cuts decision after providers file lawsuit

State health officials delay Medicaid cuts decision after providers file lawsuit Tweet Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:49 pm EMILY SIDES | STAFF WRITER McAllen Monitor The state health commission has delayed its decision to finalize controversial cuts to Medicaid reimbursements for therapy providers who recently filed a lawsuit against the move. The Texas Health and Human…

Houston Chronicle Editorial – Legislature Needs to Revisit Medicaid Cuts

Legislative roadblock to recovery The Legislature’s decision to reduce pay to therapists needs to be revisited and fast. Copyright 2015: Houston Chronicle Updated 10:03 am, Thursday, August 20, 2015 Even though there was enough to go around to triple spending on border security, the state Legislature directed theTexas Health and Human Services Commission to slash Medicaid reimbursement…

Health Care Going Backward

Letters to the Editor – Dallas Morning News Health care going backward Published: August 10, 2015 10:29 am         Re: “Cuts for therapists could leave poor Texans without vital care — Providers may pull out, some lawmakers warn,” Wednesday news story. I hoped that ushering in a new legislative hierarchy would bring at…