Texas HHSC’s Response to TEMSA’s ET3 Request

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted its interest in Medicare’s new Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program in a letter dated September 17, 2019. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently asked state Medicaid programs to indicate their willingness to work with the new program. The Texas EMS Alliance […]

TEMSA Encourages Texas HHSC to Participate in Medicare’s ET3 Program

The Texas EMS Alliance (TEMSA) submitted a letter to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) encouraging it to participate in Medicare’s new Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model (ET3). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encouraged state Medicaid programs to participate in the new model. Click here to view TEMSA’s letter […]

Texas Work Group on Mental Health Releases Recommendations

The 2017 Texas Legislature passed legislation that directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to create a work group to study mental health access for first responders. Two of TEMSA’s board members served on the work group. The work group released its recommendations for the 2019 Texas Legislature earlier this month. Click here to read […]

Over 50 Texas State Representatives Sign on EMS Letter

Fifty-two Texas state representatives signed on a letter to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) regarding proposed Medicaid proposed cuts to EMS service in Texas. Click here to learn more about the proposed cuts. Click here to view the letter: FINAL House Ambulance Letter Rep. Trent Ashby led the letter. The following 48 state […]

Stakeholder Groups Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Cuts for Ambulances

The Texas EMS Alliance, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH), Texas Association of Counties, Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, and Texas Ambulance Association added their names to a stakeholder letter regarding the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s proposed Medicaid cuts for ambulance rates in Texas. HHSC will hold […]

State Lawmakers Leading Letter on Proposed Medicaid Rates

State Rep. Trent Ashby and State Sen. Kel Seliger have agreed to lead a letter from state lawmakers to HHSC regarding the proposed Medicaid cuts for ambulance service in Texas. The letter will be closed out at the end of this week. The following details will help you reach out to your state representatives and senators: If you […]

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). […]