March 23, 2018      9:47 PM
Chair Schwertner calls for more changes to Medicaid contracts
Among other things, the chairman wants to see managed care contracts go out for price-bidding, which the health plans oppose. They support the current the current competitive bidding process
Medicaid’s transition from
fee-for-service to managed care is now all but complete and Chairman Charles
Schwertner, R-Georgetown, intends to focus next session on bigger service
areas, fewer providers and possibly competitive bidding based on price.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee
met this week to review the Health and Human Services Commission’s
oversight of managed care contracts. HHSC already is exploring some of Sen. Schwertner’s proposals, which are intended to minimize the
workload on the agency.
HHSC has had a significant cultural shift around
By Kimberly Reeves