Article about Texas Medicaid Transformation Waiver

See the link below to an excellent article about the incredible opportunities and significant funding challenges associated with Texas’ Medicaid Transformation Waiver. Over $800 million in federal money is available to the Rio Grande Valley over a 5-year period, but first they need to come up with a $300 million+ match, which is difficult because they lack both a hospital district and adequate local tax revenue. But if they find a way to access some or all of that federal money, they’ll have to develop new, innovative programs that are positive for individuals with serious, persistent mental illnesses – “the so-called menu could range from programs to reduce hospital readmission rates to developing health information exchanges to keeping clinics open at night and on the weekends.”

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