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North Texas panel advocates for more required SDOH services for Medicaid managed care organizations

| Oct 13, 2022 | Texas

During the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Conference, a panel of experts outlined the need for Texas to establish more robust requirements for managed care organizations (MCO) to address social determinants of health.     Stephen Palmer, Managing Principal for Health Management Associates’ Austin office, said the state’s comprehensive...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Conference keynotes, Panel coverage

| Oct 11, 2022 | Texas

It was great to see so many of you at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! In this newsletter, we report on the keynotes and include Reporter Boram Kim's coverage of several of the panel discussions from the event. Our Digital Media Specialist, Alex Nelson, also...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Stephanie Stephens, Texas Medicaid Director

| Oct 10, 2022 | Texas

Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Stephens closed out last month's 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference with in-depth remarks on the state's Medicaid program. She discussed the new 1115 waiver and its provisions, the now-permanent changes to Medicaid telehealth policy, and much more. She also stressed the importance...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Dr. Fred Cerise, President and CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System

| Oct 10, 2022 | Texas

We were honored to have Parkland Health and Hospital System President and CEO Fred Cerise, MD, open our 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month. Cerise focused on the rising cost of health care and how the sector can lower these costs for patients.    ...[ Read More ]

Texas Democrats outline plans to reintroduce Medicaid expansion in 2023 legislative session

| Oct 5, 2022 | Texas

Texas state legislators led a panel discussion on Democratic health policy leadership at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 27th.      Speaking to an audience of leaders in the health care space in North Texas, Sen. Nathan Johnson (D - Dallas) and Rep....[ Read More ]

Texas SUD experts urge action in next legislative session to address the opioid crisis

| Oct 4, 2022 | Texas

A panel of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) experts discussed health policy and harm reduction reforms at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 27th.      The event in Dallas featured a discussion entitled “Tackling SUD in Texas” that looked at ways...[ Read More ]