We understand a request for a temporary rate increase in response to COVID-19 has been submitted to state leadership for their consideration. Preliminary information suggests a temporary rate increase between $13-$15 daily to help providers facing increased and unexpected containment costs.
Please note, the request has not been approved, but it is under review. We appreciate the leadership of governor Abbott, the Senate under Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, and House led by Speaker Bonnen. Thank you to everyone who’s reached out to your legislative offices.
I can’t begin to tell you how proud and thankful we are for the HEROs on the front lines taking care of the seniors of Texas, our workforce, and the communities you serve.
Keep up the fight and we will get thru this!
Lastly, we continue to monitor additional updates from CMS that are anticipated to be released within the next two weeks.