Fix It First - 05/13/2016
Reform recommendations by the Texas Medical Association Medicaid Congress are a critical component of a TMA Board of Trustees resolution offering support for a bipartisan, flexible approach to expanding Medicaid coverage to more of the state's uninsured, namely low-income parents and childless adults. Finding a way for Texas to expand Medicaid coverage is among more than 100 different recommendations the Medicaid Congress researched and developed with input from diverse physician specialties and geographic regions across Texas. Doctors hope the recommendations will factor into the many Medicaid discussions expected to take center stage this legislative session and beyond. The program already is the subject of several bills that aim to save money by expanding Medicaid managed care, adding quality-based payment initiatives, and fighting fraud.