Texas Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Deep Cuts To Disabled Children’s Therapy Program

Dallas Morning News:
Texas Supreme Court Halts Deep Cuts To Therapy Payments For Disabled Kids

The reductions [in therapists’ pay] would be as great as nearly 26 percent. Companies, including those who supported families who brought the lawsuit, say care could be disrupted for tens of thousands of children with disabilities or speech delays caused by premature birth. The commission, and some GOP lawmakers who forced it to cut therapy reimbursements, argued Texas Medicaid was paying home health agencies more than other states’ Medicaid programs and some private insurers. The underlying data for that decision, though, has been the object of intense debate for more than a year. (Garrett, 7/8)