TEXAS HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN RATE INCREASE TO $460 MILLION IN GENERAL REVENUE

by: Rep. Longoria, Oscar

03/12/2015

AUSTIN, TX—This morning, the Texas House Appropriations Committee, of which State Representative Oscar Longoria (La Joya) is a member, approved funding to the Medicaid-to-Medicare Parity Payments in the base bill in the amount of $460 million in General Revenue. The appropriation was approved upon the recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Article II – Health and Human Services (HHSC) of which Representative Longoria also serves on.

The recent federal funding to increase primary care physician payments expired December 31, 2014. Without the higher payments, …

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