(Jan. 26) The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has submitted a request to CMS for a 21-month extension of the 1115 waiver that would take funding through Sept. 30, 2019. The request is to continue level funding for both the DSRIP and UC pools consistent with the current 15-month extension that expires Dec. 31, 2017. This additional extension allows time for transition to the new presidential administration and an additional Texas legislative session from January to May 2019.
Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver is transforming how health care is delivered and paid for in Texas. Approved in Dec. 2011, the Waiver will expire Dec. 31. 2017.
The Waiver has two primary purposes:
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