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Monetary penalties loom for Texas hospitals noncompliant with price transparency rule

| Aug 11, 2021 | Texas

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...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott, DSHS announce deployment of 2,500 medical personnel to help hospitals mitigate recent rise In COVID-19 cases

| Aug 11, 2021 | Texas

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...[ Read More ]

Study finds 23 Texas hospitals noncompliant with federal price transparency rules

| Aug 6, 2021 | Texas

A recent study from 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...[ Read More ]

THA unveils policy agenda for 87th legislative session

| Jan 12, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Hospital Association (THA) released its policy priorities for the 87th session Tuesday. The organization says their agenda aims to strengthen Texas’ health care infrastructure and ensure every Texan’s health care needs are met.     The organization announced the following priorities: Increasing comprehensive health care coverage Texas hospitals...[ Read More ]

Special Terms and Conditions of Texas 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver

Emily Viles | Jul 17, 2019 | Texas

Special terms and conditions of the Medicaid 1115 Waiver, approved in December of 2017, specify that HHS must submit a draft DSRIP Transition Plan to CMS by October 1, 2019 and a finalized plan by March 31, 2020. The plan must describe how the state will further develop its delivery...[ Read More ]