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05 Jan

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and healthcare providers and first responders play an important role in preventing this crime and reporting incidents of abuse. There are more than 79,000 adolescents who were victims of sex trafficking in Texas in 2016 according to the UT...

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03 Jan

Upcoming Legislative Hearings

The Texas Legislature will hold hearings Jan. 30 to discuss trauma funding and March 22 to discuss substance abuse and opioids. On Jan. 30 at 10:00 am, the Senate Finance Committee will convene in room E1.036 of the Capitol to review revenue sources currently funding the...

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02 Jan

HHSC Seeking Members for Various Advisory Committees

Texas Health & Human Services Commission is currently seeking members for various advisory committees. Hospital Payment Advisory Committee: If you are interested in the advisement on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals to ensure reasonable, adequate and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role...

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07 Dec

Affidavit Allowed for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and...

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05 Dec

Public Comment for Draft Rules

The public comment period is now open for draft rules for Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care and Centers of Excellence for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. The proposed rules for Hospital Level of Care Designations for Maternal Care can be viewed here or here. Fill in...

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