Later this year, Texas will increase Medicaid payments to Medicare parity for two years — retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013 — for select primary care services provided by primary care physicians and related subspecialists. However, to benefit from the fee increase, you must submit a signed self-attestation form to the state's Medicaid claims payer, the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership.
The state has not set a deadline for returning attestation forms but will do so in the coming months. (Physicians who return the attestation form after the deadline will not be eligible for increases retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, though they will be eligible for higher payments through the end of 2014.) If you are eligible, attest early to ensure the state receives your paperwork.