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Texas initiates review of maternal mortality cases that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic

| Aug 1, 2023 | Texas

 The Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH) confirmed this week it has initiated review of maternal mortality cases from 2020 and into early 2021, spanning the beginning and peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (TMMMRC) is scheduled to conduct its...[ Read More ]

Texas’s $3.3 billion federal grant for broadband infrastructure could improve statewide access to telehealth

| Jul 27, 2023 | Texas

Last month, Texas was awarded $3.3 billion, the largest of the federal government’s $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grants to states, for broadband infrastructure investments.      The Texas Broadband Development Office (TBDO) plans to utilize the funds to award financial grants, low-interest loans, and other financial...[ Read More ]

HIETexas systems work together to help Texans in preparation for hurricane season

| Jul 26, 2023 | Texas

Texas will have the capability to reunite families displaced by natural disasters this hurricane season, according to George Gooch, CEO of the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA).      THSA manages HIETexas, the state-level health information network, by coordinating the exchange of privacy-protected patient health records between patients and their...[ Read More ]

DOI reaches agreements with hospitals and carriers on premium rate reductions for Colorado Option health plans

| Jul 21, 2023 | Colorado

The Division of Insurance (DOI) announced it had reached agreements with all 12 Colorado Option plans on meeting the insurance commissioner's rate reduction target for individual and small group markets in plan year 2024.      DOI vacated all public hearings concerning 2024 rate reductions that were scheduled last month,...[ Read More ]

Colorado PDAAC schedules additional meeting to finalize its list of recommended priority drugs for affordability reviews

| Jul 21, 2023 | Colorado

The Prescription Drug Affordability Advisory Council (PDAAC) held its most recent meeting on July 13th to develop a recommendation of 20 drugs for consideration of upper payment limits (UPL) by the Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB).      The Department of Regulatory Affairs has created an interactive, user-focused dashboard for...[ Read More ]

Texas data shows a majority of May Medicaid redeterminations resulted in coverage losses due to procedural reasons

| Jul 20, 2023 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released data last week on Medicaid renewals through June that showed more than 1.4 million beneficiaries had their renewals initiated since April.      While HHSC plans to report renewal outcomes from its April data in August, it did report data for...[ Read More ]