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Texas Medicaid Plan Must Get HHS Ruling by March 25, Court Says

March 14, 2022, 9:37 PM

The federal health agency has until March 25 to rule on three proposed Medicaid payment programs in Texas or it could face sanctions, a district court ruled.

The order from the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas arose from a larger struggle between Texas and the CMS over the shape of state’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage to low-income people.

Texas is fighting to preserve a 10-year extension of special Medicaid rules that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved near the end of President Donald Trump’s term in office. The extension was later rescinded after ...