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Federal - Virtual, February 17, 2022

Topical Agenda for the 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Jan 10, 2022 | Texas

The Topical Agenda for the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now live! The mission of this conference is to foster dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing Texas health care, and that dialog starts long before we step foot into the AT&T Hotel and Conference...[ Read More ]

Texas Health Resources joins national health equity collaborative, launches initiatives to address social determinants of health in Erath County

| Jan 7, 2022 | Texas

Texas Health Resources has been selected as one of 20 teams in the nation to participate in the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Hospital Community Collaborative. The national collaborative aims to provide proven insights and resources to create effective collaborations between hospitals and community organizations with the mission of advancing health...[ Read More ]

Texas Nurses Applaud Designation of $25 Million to Support Nursing Education Initiatives

| Dec 29, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the final allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds, made possible by the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, includes $25 million to support Texas nurses through loan repayment, financial aid for nursing students, and to accelerate innovation in nursing education. “This...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $128 Million To Support Staffing Needs At Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities

| Dec 22, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to rural hospitals and nursing facilities to support health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds for the grant programs were authorized as part of Senate...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Aging Texas Plan, STAR+PLUS, Texas conference

| Dec 16, 2021 | Texas

This is the last Texas "5 Things" of 2022, and what a year it's been! Those in the health policy world have been through a lot this year, so thank you for all the hard work you do to improve health care and for supporting our journalism. Registration is now open...[ Read More ]

HHSC to pilot LTSS program under STAR+PLUS

| Dec 16, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) recently announced a two-year pilot program that will carve the coverage of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and similar functional needs into Medicaid managed care. Individuals will be eligible for the STAR+PLUS...[ Read More ]