Judge Stops Texas Medicaid Cut Affecting Poor, Disabled KidsA Texas judge has formally halted steep Medicaid cuts after ruling that thousands of poor and disabled children would likely lose critical access to therapists.
Special Needs Children Will Still Receive State Support Following Temporary InjuctionThere’s good news for the families of special needs children who rely on State support for therapy.
Texas Holding Off On Therapy Cuts In Medicaid ProgramTexas 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.
4-Year Sentence For Dallas Woman Who Posed As Hospice NurseA 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.
Dallas Woman Charged With Fraud In OklahomaMelody Lewis of Dallas has been accused of fraudulently billing the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority for nearly $75,000 from October 2011 through September 2014.
State Agency Accidentally Releases Private Health InformationThe Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) accidentally released protected health information for approximately 6,600 Medicaid recipients.
Texas Nursing Homes Sneaking In Federal FundsOwners 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.
Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott's Desk AheadWith seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session now begins.
Texas Health Commissioner Still On Job After Scathing ReportA 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.
Texas Republicans Want Medicaid Flexibility, Not ExpansionAll 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid
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.
Medicaid To Pay For Baby's Transplant Evaluation After CBS 11 StoryMedicaid now says it will now pay for the transplant evaluation for a 4-month-old in desperate need of a new liver.