Proposed Medicaid Cuts for Texas EMS Agencies

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has proposed significant Medicaid rate cuts for ground ambulance in Texas.  HHSC will hold a stakeholder meeting on August 8, 2017 to discuss its rate review for ambulances.

Some of the proposed payment reductions for ground ambulance include:

  • 34.39 percent reduction for emergency Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • 26.88 percent reduction for non-emergency BLS.
  • 13.42 percent reduction for emergency Advanced Life Support (ALS), level 1.
  • 36.80 percent reduction for ALS, level 2 (ALS 2).

Click here to view the proposed payment rates: CFR Att 9 – Ambulance

The Texas EMS Alliance is working with HHSC, lawmakers, and other stakeholders on the proposed payment rates.