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HHS official provides updates on federal health policy at Texas conference

| Mar 16, 2023 | Texas

Sima Ladjevardian, Region Six Director for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), outlined the agency’s health policy priorities for the region during a presentation at the 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Austin last week.     HHS Region Six encompasses Texas, New Mexico,...[ Read More ]

Texas health leaders provide update on preparations for Medicaid redeterminations, say concerns remain

| Mar 15, 2023 | Texas

Presenting on a panel at the 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Austin on Thursday, senior officials from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), and Every Texan outlined the statewide coordination that was the start of Medicaid redeterminations...[ Read More ]

Texas HHSC actively recruiting additional staff ahead of Medicaid redeterminations

| Feb 24, 2023 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) confirmed on Friday that it is actively hiring and recruiting additional staff ahead of Medicaid redeterminations.      In a statement to State of Reform, HHSC said Medicaid eligibility renewals would begin in April and continue over a 12-month period. “HHSC will...[ Read More ]

Texas Primary Care Consortium outlines policy priorities for 2023 legislative session

| Feb 24, 2023 | Texas

The Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC) outlined its 2023 policy priorities during a virtual presentation on Thursday, placing legislative efforts around maternal healthcare, Medicaid modernization, and transition to value-based payments at the forefront.      Led by the Texas Medical Home Initiative and the Texas Health Institute (THI), TPCC is...[ Read More ]

Child enrollment in Texas Medicaid grew by 26.4% during the pandemic

| Feb 15, 2023 | Texas

Texas ranked 10th among states for child enrollment growth in Medicaid and CHIP during the pandemic, according to a report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families this month.      Texas had the largest child population among the states with the highest growth at nearly 4.2...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Jamie Dudensing, CEO of TAHP shares her thoughts on health reforms this session and the end of PHE

| Feb 3, 2023 | Texas

Jamie Dudensing, CEO of the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), spoke to State of Reform and shared her insights about the current session and the work ahead in the coming year. TAHP is a statewide trade association that represents the health insurance industry, which includes employer-based coverage, insurers on...[ Read More ]