Medicine Pushes For Expanding Medicaid Coverage to New Moms - 10/07/2022
Federal lawmakers must pass a bill that would allow states to provide 12 months postpartum coverage to mothers who lose Medicaid coverage two months after giving birth, and would provide a bump in Medicaid matching dollars for those states, medicine and others said in a letter this week.
Medicaid Waiver Extension Request Should Include Physicians, Uninsured Coverage, TMA Testifies to HHSC - 06/15/2021
Facing the loss of crucial uncompensated care funding, the Texas Medical Association is helping the state craft a request to the Biden administration to reinstate an extension on Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver. And that request should include physicians in the safety net plan, Gary Floyd, MD, TMA’s president-elect for 2022-23, testified at a recent hearing.
Feds’ Withdrawal of Texas’ Medicaid Waiver Extension Raises Concerns Over Future Safety-Net Funding - 04/19/2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday announced the withdrawal of its Jan. 15, 2021, approval to extend Texas Medicaid’s 1115 Transformation Waiver for 10 years.
Medicaid Kills Proposed Rule That Would Have Restricted Supplemental Funding, Services - 09/15/2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday withdrew a proposed rule that would’ve restricted how states fund their share of Medicaid, causing serious cuts in services.
TMA to State: Protect Physician Pay, Women’s Health Programs from Budget Cuts - 06/04/2020
The Texas Medical Association is applauding state leaders’ decision to leave Medicaid and CHIP benefits out of a planned 5% budget reduction for 2020-21. But TMA also is asking the state to protect physicians’ Medicaid payments and women’s health programs from its cuts.
Extend Medicaid Changes Throughout, After Emergency, Medicine Tells State - 05/21/2020
Changes to Medicaid put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic should be extended to ensure physicians can continue to provide care for Texas’ children and youth. That is the message the Texas Medical Association and several specialty societies sent in a letter this week to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s director of Medicaid and CHIP Services.
Panel: Value-Based Care Bearing Fruit - 01/30/2019
Although some of the numbers documenting access to care in Texas are less than encouraging, the shift to value-based care in Medicaid is showing positive signs, a panel collectively told the Texas Medical Association’s Winter Conference on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
Pediatrician Named HHSC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer - 01/15/2019
San Antonio pediatrician Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
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