Rural Families Most Likely to Feel Medicaid Cuts

Tyler Morning Telegraph Rural families most likely to feel Medicaid cuts Published on Sunday, 27 September 2015 04:12 – Written by Coshandra Dillard, cdillard@tylerpaper.com When Nathan first arrived at Stacey and Mike Duff’s Edgewood home, he couldn’t talk. The only words he uttered were “momma” and “coke.” But after working with his occupational and speech…

Court Order Halts Medicaid Cuts

A state district court granted a temporary injunction and commanded the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to refrain from taking any action to propose or implement any change in reimbursement rates for physical, occupational, and speech therapy services under the Texas Medicaid program from the date of the order – September 25, 2015 –…

Competency of Legislators, State Bureaucrats Figure in Legal Fight Over Child Therapy Services

EDITORIAL: Competency of legislators, state bureaucrats figure in legal fight over child therapy services Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:01 am Whatever happens next in legal wrangling over the Texas Legislature’s deep funding cuts to therapy services for poor and disabled children, this much is clear: Voters and especially parents have every right to be…

Judge Halts Medicaid Cuts

Judge blocks the state from implementing severe cuts to services for disabled kids TRO granted after tearful testimony from mothers of kids who fear they’ll lose services Calling his courtroom a “way-station” on the path to inevitable appeals, state district court Judge Tim Sulakgranted a temporary injunction this afternoon to plaintiffs in a lawsuit over…

Hundreds of parents, kids and therapy providers rally against Medicaid Cuts

Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2015 Hundreds of parents, kids and therapy providers rally against proposed Medicaid therapy reimbursement rate cuts 60,000 –80,000 Texas kids and seniors receiving physical, occupational or speech therapies could lose their care (AUSTIN) – One after another for hours of often emotional testimony,…

Three GOP Leaders: Whoa on Medicaid Rate Cuts

Trail Blazers Blog Three GOP leaders: Whoa on Medicaid rate cuts Robert T. Garrett Follow @RobertTGarrett Email rtgarrett@dallasnews.com AUSTIN — Three top Republican lawmakers said Thursday they are concerned that proposed rate cuts could endanger Texas Medicaid patients’ ability to receive outpatient therapy services. Speaker Joe Straus and chief budget writers Sen. Jane Nelson and…