Today’s episode is a conversation between Texas Insight Founder Eric Wright and Billy Millwee, Medicaid expert with Millwee & Associates Consulting. Our topics are 1) Texas’ Medicaid response to COVID-19 and 2) the recent news about the cancellation by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission of its Medicaid Managed Care procurement.
In this episode, we tackle the following:
- How state Medicaid programs are responding in general to COVID-19, and what is in the works for Texas,
- Actions taken by the Federal Government to benefit State Medicaid programs,
- Long-term impacts to Medicaid programs as a result of COVID-19,
- The cancellation of STAR+PLUS contracts awarded in November 2019, and
- Changes at HHSC, such as the recent departure of Executive Commissioner Phillips and the announced retirement of the Medicaid Director Stephanie Muth.
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