CMS Revokes Trump Admin’s 10-Year Extension Of Texas 1115 Waiver

By Maya Goldman / April 16, 2021 at 8:39 PM
CMS Friday (April 16) revoked an 11th-hour move by the Trump administration to grant Texas a 10-year extension of its 1115 waiver that includes federal funding for the state’s uncompensated care funding pool that reimburses hospitals for caring for the uninsured. The waiver is now set to expire Sept. 30, 2022, potentially adding pressure on the state to consider expanding Medicaid. CMS Acting Administrator Elizabeth Richter said in a letter to Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Stephens that the waiver extension...

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