Texas Sued Over Ending Home Health Care Reimbursement

Law360 (January 16, 2019, 5:14 PM EST) -- A group of home health agencies has sued the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, alleging that without court intervention each will soon go out of business, and Texans will go without needed medical care, because of a recent decision by the state agency to discontinue reimbursement for telemonitoring services.

The home health agencies filed suit in Travis County District Court on Tuesday alleging that HHSC, which administers the Texas Medicaid program, has unlawfully discontinued a billing code, 99090, that effectively prohibits home health agencies from being reimbursed for the home telemonitoring services they provide for thousands of Texans with diabetes and...

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