Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of 1135 Medicaid Waiver
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 26, 2020. This approval grants Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid while the state continues to respond to COVID-19.
"I thank CMS for quickly granting this waiver so that the Lone Star State can continue to meet the routine needs of Texans on Medicaid," said Governor Abbott. "These flexibilities ensure that care capacity is expanded for Texans who utilize Medicaid services, even as the state continues to respond to COVID-19."
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Health care workers screen car passengers in line for COVID-19 drive-thru testing at UTRGV Edinburg campus on Monday, March,30, 2020 in Edinburg, Texas.