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Texas Court Battle Over Outpatient Therapy Funding Leaves Providers in Limbo

A court battle in Texas over Medicaid cuts for therapists providing outpatient services primarily for disabled and elderly Texans is leaving those therapists’ practices up in the air. As of this moment, the Texas Supreme Court has restored a lower court’s injunction halting cuts passed by the Texas legislature last session, which could have a […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaA court battle in Texas over Medicaid cuts for therapists providing outpatient services primarily for disabled and elderly Texans is leaving those therapists’ practices up in the air.

As of this moment, the Texas Supreme Court has restored a lower court's injunction halting cuts passed by the Texas legislature last session, which could have a significant impact on both providers and patients.

We talk with Vicki Gilani, a speech/language pathologist, about what it means for her practice and the patients she treats. Then, we talk with Ken Janda, president and CEO of the nonprofit Houston managed care organization Community Health Choice, about the long and ongoing court battle.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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