DSHS to Host Stakeholder Meetings on 2020-2021 Budget

On Monday, June 11, the Department of State Health Services will host an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the upcoming legislative appropriations request (LAR). While there is no guarantee that legislators will appropriate the items included in an LAR, it is used as a guide for lawmakers and is considered to be the funding…

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HHSC Awards $15 Million in Grant Funding for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities. Grants will fund community programs to expand treatment, promote recovery and improve quality of life for individuals with mental illness. Examples…

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Submit Your Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

The Department of State Health Services is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Texas EMS Awards, to be presented during the Texas EMS Conference in November. Nominations will be accepted until September 28, 2018. Award Categories 2018 EMS Educator Award honors a state-certified EMS instructor or course coordinator who advances EMS education in Texas through innovation, collaboration…

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Submit Your Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

The Department of State Health Services is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Texas EMS Awards, to be presented during the Texas EMS Conference in November. Nominations will be accepted until September 28, 2018. Award Categories 2018 EMS Educator Award honors a state-certified EMS instructor or course coordinator who advances EMS education in Texas through innovation, collaboration…

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HHSC Releases Ambulance Medicaid Rates

On April 19, the Health & Human Services Commission released proposed adjustments to Medicaid reimbursement rates for ambulances, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Ground EMS would face a cut of a little over 1 percent for ancillary codes billed by ambulance providers. It affects neither ground ambulance base rates nor ground ambulance mileage. Previously, cuts of as…

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GETAC Meeting May 9-11

The next meeting of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) will take place May 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in South Austin. A schedule of committee and council meetings has been posted and is available online. Additional information is available on the DSHS website.

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Maternal Levels of Care Rules Effective March 1

The final Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care, 25 TAC, Chapter 133, Subchapter K, §§133.201 – 133.210 were published in the February 16, 2018 edition of the Texas Register, and become effective March 1, 2018. The published rules can be found at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0216/0216is.pdf on 43 TexReg 875 – 887 of the February 16 edition. Be on the lookout…

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GETAC Guidebook Available for February 14-16 Meetings

GETAC documents are available now on Guidebook! Get the guide to access meeting schedules, agendas, resource documents and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/getacfeb2018/ Android and iOS users: Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app Open Guidebook and you can find our “GETAC Quarterly Meeting- February 2018” guide It is also available…

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