Sen. Johnson files bills to "correct misguided state policy" on COVID-19
Eli Kirshbaum | Aug 30, 2021 | Texas
As COVID-19 hospitalizations increase at their fastest rate ever and facilities confront severe capacity strains, Texas hospitals are implementing measures to fight the impacts of the recent Delta variant-fueled wave of COVID-19 cases. Total hospitalizations in the state increased from 1,500 in June to over 10,000 in August so far.
With a recent study illuminating many Texas hospitals’ noncompliance with federal price transparency laws, as well as a new state transparency law about to take effect, noncompliant hospitals could soon face both federal and state-level monetary penalties. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s final rule on hospital price
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has arranged for the deployment of more than 2,500 medical personnel to help hospitals care for the increasing number of COVID-19 patients across Texas. This operation follows the Governor's directive earlier this week that DSHS utilize staffing agencies to
It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are
A recent study from PatientRightsAdvocate.org evaluated a random sample of 500 US hospitals’ compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated price transparency requirements. It found 23 Texas hospitals -- every surveyed hospital in the state -- to be noncompliant. The study, conducted between May 15 and July 8, 2021, assessed the
The Topical Agenda for the 2021 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 Irving Convention Center at