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29 Sep

TETAF is Hiring!

TETAF is currently hiring for an Office Manager/Survey Coordinator to be based in Austin. The individual qualified for this position will be a self-starter with strong telephone and email communication skills, strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn. Role and responsibilities include: • Survey coordination and scheduling; • Communicate...

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28 Sep

Mental Health Resources for First Responders

Thank you to David Luna of TRAC-V for sharing these resources. _____________________________ Psychological trauma is the result of an extreme and unexpected stressful event that can shatter one’s sense of security and can lead to feeling helpless, overwhelmed, fearful and isolated.  In the aftermath of disasters such...

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27 Sep

New Study on Non-Traffic Injuries and Fatalities

While significant reductions in vehicle crash-related child fatalities have occurred over the past few decades, less is known about non-traffic injuries and fatalities and around motor vehicles. A new study in the Traffic Injury Prevention Journal describes the national incidence of various non-traffic incidents, injuries and fatalities to...

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22 Sep

Last Chance to Submit Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until September 29. Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer.  Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November.   Visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/conference.shtm for submission information....

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21 Sep

Texas Hospitals Urge Delay or Repeal of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Reductions

In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a rule to implement the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payment reductions beginning fiscal year 2018 through 2025, as required by the Affordable Care Act. The Texas Hospital Association has called for the repeal or delay the cuts, as Texas...

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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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