Texas Medicaid Officials Again Propose Pay Cuts For Disabled Children’s Therapists
The move comes after therapists lost an effort in court to stop the reimbursement cuts. In other news, advocates for Medicaid are questioning the move to private managed care plans in Iowa.
The Dallas Morning News:
Freed By Court Ruling, Texas Medicaid Again Orders Pay Cuts For Disabled Kids’ Therapists
The Texas Medicaid program, under pressure from lawmakers, is again proposing significant cuts in pay for therapists who treat more than a quarter-million disabled children and elderly Texans...Pay cuts for certain services would be nearly 26 percent, said Rachel Hammon, the [Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice] executive director. (Garrett, 6/3)
The Associated Press:
Iowa Advocates Remain Skeptical About New Medicaid Oversight
Newly approved state oversight of Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will make it one the most transparent in the country, according to Gov. Terry Branstad, but some health advocates remain skeptical as state officials begin determining plans for organizing and delivering some information required under the oversight. (Rodriguez, 6/5)