Medicaid Therapy Study

Home care services are at grave risk of being severely cut at every level of government – without regard to access to care and our patients' needs.

That is why our Board of Directors is asking the home care & hospice industry to come together to fund a study that will provide independent data on Medicaid home care therapy. This study will provide an actuarially sound analysis on rates, access to care, and utilization as it relates to Medicaid therapy.

The therapy rate cuts are just the tip of the iceberg – the truth is, when legislators realize these rate reductions can be executed with no repercussions or accountability, they will come after the rest of our vital home care services. We cannot stand idly by and watch rate cut after rate cut happen to home care.

Please give online below or mail your check with "Rate Study" in the memo to the TAHC&H office at 3737 Executive Center Dr, Suite 268, Austin, TX 78731. Corporate contributions accepted.

As of February 14, we have raised $26,600. We must raise $30,000 to commission this study in full.

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We must head into the 85th legislative session armed with data to defend our industry, but we don't have much time. 
Without this study, we will lack the actuarially sound data to counter the claims that home care services such as therapy can be cut without a second thought.

As an association of members committed to the delivery of home care and hospice services to all populations, please be reminded of our "Unified Power of Purpose".

About the study

The Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice has retained Dr. Steven Palmer of Waterloo Research and Consulting for the purposes of this independent study to provide sound data on Medicaid therapy rates, access to care, and utilization trends.

Dr. Palmer is highly respected in his field. He has many years of experience in healthcare policy including posts at the Texas Senate, Texas Health & Human Services, and the Texas Health Care Policy Council. He holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.