HHSC Delays Proposed Medicaid Ambulance Rates

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) sent the following message regarding the proposed ground ambulance cuts to Medicaid managed care organizations on September 5:

HHSC is pending the reimbursement rate changes for Dental and Ambulance services proposed at the August 8, 2017, public rate hearing.  The proposed reimbursement rate changes will not implement October 1, 2017, but HHSC will continue to seek input from Medicaid providers concerning reimbursement rate adjustments for these services.  No specific time frame or effective date for the future adjustments has been established.