Statement on Approval of Waiver That Allows Texas to Expand Medicaid Managed Care

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December 12, 2011

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Associate Director Anne Dunkelberg on the approval of the “Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement” Medicaid 1115 Waiver. (Note: This waiver is different from the waiver to block grant Medicaid, which the Health and Human Services Commission has not yet submitted and about which the Center has grave concerns.)

"“The Center is cautiously optimistic about the news the Obama Administration has approved the 'Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement' Medicaid 1115 Waiver.

“This waiver, which the state submitted for approval in July, is designed to protect federal Medicaid funds for Texas hospitals, and at the same time, to promote service delivery and payment reforms, such as health homes, clinical integration, and payment systems tied to improved outcomes."