The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its action plan on non-medical drivers of health (NMDOH) at the Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee meeting on Feb. 21st.     NMDOH, also referred to as social determinants of health, are conditions where people “live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide … Read more

Utilizing a $1.5 million private inheritance donation, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Board of Directors approved the Hospitality and Employee Housing Project last month, paving the way for the construction of several Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant transitional housing units next year that fund hospitality accommodations for patients’ families and employees on the … Read more

Alaska lawmakers discussed concerns about the amount of time patients spend at crisis stabilization centers during a Senate Health & Social Services Committee meeting on Tuesday.     Committee members discussed a proposed amendment to Senate Bill 124, which would establish various definitions for mental health facility measures. Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River) proposed amending … Read more