Upcoming Conference
Texas, February 5, 2019

New Telehealth Services Medical Policy draft open for comment

Emily Boerger | Aug 7, 2018 | Texas

HHSC has posted a new draft of its Telehealth Services Medical Policy, opening it up to feedback and public comment. The new draft proposes three major amendments to the policy related to SB 922, the 2017 piece of legislation related to Medicaid reimbursement for certain providers of telehealth services. The...[ Read More ]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas now the largest value-based contract for Baylor Scott & White Health's ACO

| Jul 31, 2018 | Texas

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has reached an agreement with Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA), Baylor Scott & White's accountable care organization (ACO) to deliver high-quality and lower cost care to more than 140,000 BCBSTX members in North and Central Texas. "This agreement is a major step forward as we shift from...[ Read More ]

Rededicated Austin State Hospital to Be Modernized

| Jul 26, 2018 | Texas

Building 501, the historic headquarters of the Austin State Hospital, known as “Old Main,” has a newly restored facade, and it is just the start of big plans for the campus. Built in 1857, the building is the anchor of the 80-acre campus’s 38 buildings. While the main building is...[ Read More ]

Texas Hospital Association to host meetings on policy priorities

| Jul 25, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Hospital Association is planning a series of Legislative Preview Townhall meetings ahead of the 2019 legislative session. The meetings will review THA’s policy priorities for the 86th Legislative Session. THA recently shared seven main points it will advocate for during the session to support a strong health care...[ Read More ]

Column: Uninsured on the rise in Texas

| Jul 18, 2018 | Texas

W. Stephen Love is President & CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and a member of the Convening Panel for the State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Many improvements in the healthcare uninsured rates of U.S. citizens are beginning to erode, according to a Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey released this summer. Recent actions...[ Read More ]

Audit report: Errors found in 28 contract procurements at HHSC

Emily Boerger | Jul 18, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Heath and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is in hot water again after a new audit report revealed a series of contract procurement errors within the Commission. HHSC has recently faced criticism related to contracting errors including the mishandling of Medicaid managed care contracts and the termination of five...[ Read More ]