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Monday, February 9, 2015

TMA LAYS OUT OUR 2015 MEDICAID REFORM AGENDA


At a Capitol news conference, TMA and the Border Health Caucus asked state leaders and lawmakers for major improvements to Texas Medicaid. Physicians from across the state joined Dr. King; Doug Curran, MD, TMA Board of Trustees vice chair; Luis Benavides, MD, Council on Legislation member and Border Health Caucus vice chair; and Michael Battista, MD, a San Antonio neonatologist, to urge support for our six-part plan
  • Improve physicians’ Medicaid payments; Cut Medicaid red tape and administrative hassles;
  • Hold Medicaid HMOs accountable for establishing adequate physician networks;
  • Restore funding for Medicaid-Medicare “dual-eligible” patients; Stop unfair and unreasonable fraud and abuse audits; and
  • Find a creative solution to pull down federal dollars to ensure access to health care for working, poor adults. 
 

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