The cuts could take effect on January 1st and would make Texas’ Medicaid spending on par with other states. But therapy providers worry it could leave many patients without services.
According to Stephanie Goodman, spokesperson with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the organization reviews its rates from time to time.
"Recently we looked at our therapy rates and found out that in Texas, for some reason, we’re paying substantially higher than other states.”
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services would all be affected, including both out-patient and in-home care. Mary Hennigan with the Texas Occupational Therapy Association says it should come as no surprise that those types of treatment are expensive.