The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) accidentally released protected health information for approximately 6,600 Medicaid recipients.
Owners of for-profit nursing homes have found a way to obtain federal dollars intended for only those homes funded by local tax dollars. Texas failed to require that federal funds given to nursing homes be spent on patients or improvements.
With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.
A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas’ health commissioner, who responded by giving no indication he would resign.
All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid
The White House’s signature health care law is loathed by Texas’ political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Medicaid now says it will now pay for the transplant evaluation for a 4-month-old in desperate need of a new liver.
Chasity McVay tries to document the littlest details of her daughter’s life. She said, “I try to document funny little things, so I don’t forget.” McVay isn’t sure how much time her child has left.
Federal regulators say they’re denying Texas $75 million in funding for a new health care program because the state violated program rules by allowing private hospitals to receive federal dollars.
Officials estimate the Texas Medicaid caseload could soon increase by more than 600,000 cases, despite the state’s decision not to expand the program under new federal health care law.
A legislative committee is examining market-based alternatives to providing low-income Texans with health care since the state has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
A federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.