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State of Reform returns to North Texas in-person for its annual health policy conference 

| Sep 19, 2022 | Texas

After being virtual for 2020 and 2021, the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference returns  in person at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, September 27th.      Dr. Fred Cerise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, is scheduled for...[ Read More ]

Legacy Community Health and CareSource collaborate to serve Texas Medicaid members

| Sep 15, 2022 | Texas

Houston-based Legacy Community Health announced on Tuesday a joint venture with CareSource, a nonprofit managed care organization based in Dayton, Ohio, to deliver care to Texas Medicaid members.      The 2 entities will form CareSource Bayou Health, a managed care organization (MCO). The MCO intends to participate in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Gun violence & public health, Strengthening APM uptake, Tackling SUD in Texas

| Sep 15, 2022 | Texas

This month's edition features a breakdown of just some of the exciting panels you can look forward to attending at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, coming up in less than 2 weeks in Dallas! In addition to these panel conversations, we'll feature keynotes from State Medicaid Director Stephanie...[ Read More ]

Texas DSHS Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt to retire at the end of the month

| Sep 15, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced on September 8th that John Hellerstedt, MD, will be stepping down as the Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at the end of the month after 14 years of service.     Hellerstedt, who has led the department since...[ Read More ]

Texas HHSC provides update on telehealth expansion under HB 4

| Sep 15, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) presented on Tuesday an update on its implementation of House Bill 4, which requires the agency to deliver more telehealth and telemedicine services on a permanent and cost-effective basis.      After engaging stakeholders for most of 2022, HHSC posted in July...[ Read More ]

Updated COVID-19 boosters available in Austin-Travis County

| Sep 14, 2022 | Texas

Vaccines designed to better protect against new COVID-19 omicron subvariants are now available in our community. The enhanced protection is critical now that students are back in school and flu season is upon us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized updated booster doses earlier this month. Austin Public...[ Read More ]