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Author: Courtney Debower

21 Sep

Texas Tribune: New Law Seeks to Prevent Surprise Medical Bills from Freestanding ERs

This article appeared Sept. 21 on the Texas Tribune website. A new law requires Texas' freestanding emergency rooms to more clearly communicate what health insurance networks they're in, if any. BY SHANNON NAJMABADI Patients who visit freestanding emergency rooms in Texas should now have a better idea of whether their health insurance...

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08 Sep

Perinatal Advisory Council to Meet Sept. 18

The next meeting of the Perinatal Advisory Council will take place Sept. 18 at the Health & Human Services Commission in Austin. Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to David Williams, Council Coordinator, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-380-4374, or david.williams@hhsc.state.tx.us. More...

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06 Sep

HHSC Postpones Medicaid Rate Cuts for Ambulances

HHSC provided the following message to Medicaid managed care organizations on September 5: HHSC is pending the reimbursement rate changes for Dental and Ambulance services proposed at the August 8, 2017, public rate hearing.  The proposed reimbursement rate changes will not implement October 1, 2017, but HHSC...

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01 Sep

WSJ: Already Strained by Harvey, Hospitals Brace for New Wave of Patients

Closures and evacuations increase strain on facilities still open; ‘We know what’s coming’ By Melanie Evans Wall Street Journal Already strained hospitals that managed to remain open amid Tropical Storm Harvey’s pounding rains and flooding are bracing for an influx of new patients as roadways begin to clear. In Houston...

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