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HHSC posts RFI on managed care services for persons with serious mental illness

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has posted an RFI seeking ideas and recommendations to improve managed care services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and children or adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The RFI is looking for suggestions for cost effective ways to improve continuity of...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Andrew Peterson, UnitedHealth Group

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2018 | Texas

Andrew Peterson is the Vice President of Business Development at UnitedHealth Group. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss new technologies in healthcare.   “What I’m watching in health care is the new technologies that are out there. Whether that be something in telemedicine, data...[ Read More ]

Young to Serve as HHS Acting Executive Commissioner June 1

| Jun 1, 2018 | Texas

Cecile Young will take over as the Texas Health and Human Services acting executive commissioner June 1. Young, who has more than 30 years of state service, will oversee the 40,000 employee agency as it prepares for the 2019 legislative session and works to put its procurement and contracting practices...[ Read More ]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas delaying new ER policy

| Jun 1, 2018 | Texas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS) has agreed to delay its new emergency room (ER) policy for 60 days. The policy was scheduled to go into effect on June 4th. Under the new policy, BCBS will no cover out-of-network ER use “unless the issue is serious or life-threatening” for...[ Read More ]

More than 160 Texas hospitals join effort to reduce maternal mortality

| Jun 1, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services’ new TexasAIM program has enrolled 166 hospitals in the effort to decrease maternal mortality and other severe pregnancy complications. That means approximately two-thirds of the Texas hospitals that provide labor and delivery services have committed to adopting clinical practices proven to reduce complications...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott unveils plan to address school safety in Texas

| May 30, 2018 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes proposals that call for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, strengthening existing campus security programs, enhancing firearm safety, providing mental health evaluations that identify...[ Read More ]