Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Stephens closed out last month’s 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference with in-depth remarks on the state’s Medicaid program. She discussed the new 1115 waiver and its provisions, the now-permanent changes to Medicaid telehealth policy, and much more. She also stressed the importance of gaining responses to the … Read more

Safety net funding, the allocation of federal dollars, COVID-19’s impact on Medicaid — a panel of experts from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) discussed all of this and more at last month’s 2021 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  Stephanie Stephens, HHSC’s Medicaid director, Sonja Gaines, the agency’s deputy executive … Read more