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Texas data shows a majority of May Medicaid redeterminations resulted in coverage losses due to procedural reasons

| Jul 20, 2023 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released data last week on Medicaid renewals through June that showed more than 1.4 million beneficiaries had their renewals initiated since April.      While HHSC plans to report renewal outcomes from its April data in August, it did report data for...[ Read More ]

TMA leading AMA advocacy campaign for Medicare payment reform

| Jul 3, 2023 | Texas

The American Medical Association adopted new policy language directing a comprehensive advocacy campaign for Medicare payment reform at its Annual Meeting of House Delegates in Chicago on June 14th.      The new language was largely informed by a resolution authored by the Texas Medical Association and an advocacy push...[ Read More ]

Texas Democrats vow to keep pushing for Medicaid expansion following legislative session, say advocacy from medical community will be key going forward

| Jun 27, 2023 | Texas

Last September, Texas Sen. Nathan Johnson (D- Dallas) and Rep. Julie Johnson (D - Dallas) took part in the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, where they expressed optimism about their plans to reintroduce Medicaid expansion ahead of this year’s legislative session.      The state’s regular...[ Read More ]

Texas advocates optimistic about the work ahead to reform maternal health

| Jun 22, 2023 | Texas

The Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee’s (TMMMRC) key recommendations, released in a joint report with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in December, listed 12 months of postpartum healthcare coverage as a foundational recommendation.      After facing some hurdles, the committee’s recommendation is now law with...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rick Snyder, MD, Texas Medical Association president, discusses his vision for the organization

| Jun 20, 2023 | Texas

In this conversation with the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) new president, Dr. Rick Snyder, the cardiologist from Dallas offers his insights on the issues impacting physicians in the state and his vision for how to solve them.  TMA is spearheading national advocacy for Medicare payment reforms. The organization has successfully...[ Read More ]

Recently concluded Texas regular session saw significant reforms to behavioral and maternal health

| Jun 13, 2023 | Texas

The 88th Texas Legislature adjourned its regular session on May 29th with the passage of several key healthcare reforms that address access to maternal, reproductive, and behavioral healthcare.      The FY 2024-2025 state budget increased funding for health and human services from the previous biennium by 17.3% to $102...[ Read More ]