Medicaid and CHIP

  • TMA Asks Feds to Expand Opportunities for Physician-Led Practices

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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should concentrate on promoting independent physician practices as it looks for ways to advance new payment models, TMA and other medical groups wrote in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

    Learn More About the Recommendations  
  • Use These Medicaid Tools to Help Get Paid More Efficiently 

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    Medicaid’s new e-signature capability and its portal for verifying patients’ Medicaid eligibility and accessing their available health information are two ways to help cut down on the busywork in your office. 

    Start Using The Tools  
  • CMS Extends Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver  

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    While celebrating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS') decision to continue funding to help hospitals provide charity care, TMA continues to work toward helping physicians who struggle with limited Medicaid payments.

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  • Telemedicine Benefits to Change for Texas Medicaid in 2018

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    Just as throwing a stone creates waves throughout a pond, Texas' new law on telemedicine services is causing ripples among the state’s health plans, including Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).

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  • CHIP Rings In a New Year – Sort of 

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    According to a recent survey by the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is the public’s top priority for Congress.

    Long-Term, Bipartisan Deal Remains Elusive  
  • Provide Appropriate Funding for Physician Services

      
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    Medicaid is a state- and federally funded health care program that provides low-income patients access to essential health care services. Without Medicaid, millions more Texans would be uninsured: As of June 2014, Medicaid covered nearly 3.8 million Texans. To qualify, patients must have a low income, but being poor doesn’t always mean a patient will qualify for the program. For example, low-income childless adults are not eligible in Texas even if their income meets the state’s Medicaid income requirements. Most Medicaid recipients in Texas are children, pregnant women, or disabled.

    See the Physician Cost/Revenue Comparison  
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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering personal advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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