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How Further Reimbursement Cuts for Therapy Services Might Affect Patients

New regulations concerning reimbursement rates for services like speech therapy take effect July 1. And some critics contend the cuts could push many providers out of business. Vicki Gilani, a speech-language pathologist in Houston, tells us what this might mean for her and her patients. During the 2015 legislative session, the budget committee voted to […]

New regulations concerning reimbursement rates for services like speech therapy take effect July 1. And some critics contend the cuts could push many providers out of business.

Vicki Gilani, a speech-language pathologist in Houston, tells us what this might mean for her and her patients.

During the 2015 legislative session, the budget committee voted to cut therapy reimbursement rates for speech therapy services by nearly 30 percent. Those cuts took effect last December. More recently, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released new reduced reimbursement rates, which are the ones set to go into effect in July.

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