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Texas Holding Off On Therapy Cuts In Medicaid Program

Texas health officials are postponing a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments to therapists after being pushed to the brink of legal action in state court.

08/26/2015

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4-Year Sentence For Dallas Woman Who Posed As Hospice Nurse

A Dallas woman who used a stolen identity to pose as a registered nurse and allegedly treat nearly 250 hospice patients was sentenced to federal prison.

08/24/2015

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Dallas Woman Charged With Fraud In Oklahoma

Melody Lewis of Dallas has been accused of fraudulently billing the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority for nearly $75,000 from October 2011 through September 2014.

07/31/2015

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State Agency Accidentally Releases Private Health Information

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) accidentally released protected health information for approximately 6,600 Medicaid recipients.

06/11/2015

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Texas Nursing Homes Sneaking In Federal Funds

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.

05/31/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott’s Desk Ahead

With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.

04/14/2015

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Texas Health Commissioner Still On Job After Scathing Report

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.

03/30/2015

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Texas Republicans Want Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid

03/02/2015

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Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?

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.

01/01/2015

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Medicaid To Pay For Baby’s Transplant Evaluation After CBS 11 Story

Medicaid now says it will now pay for the transplant evaluation for a 4-month-old in desperate need of a new liver.

CBS 11–10/29/2014

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Family Fights Medicaid To Cover Surgery For 4-Month-Old

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.

CBS 11–10/28/2014

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Feds Withhold $75M In Medicaid Funding From Texas

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.

10/08/2014

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