Category: TX Hospitals

How Telehealth is Impacting Employers in Dallas-Fort Worth

Over the last several years, virtual health has grown exponentially in the United States, overcoming political hurdles, legislation, and medical societies fighting tooth and nail to stop its proliferation. Employers are starting to recognize the value of telemedicine as well,

Texas doctors group ‘strongly opposes’ proposed law to end surprise billing – HoustonChronicle.com

The powerful Texas Medical Association has come out swinging in its opposition of proposed bipartisan legislation that seeks to end surprise emergency room billing in the state. The lobbying group that represents 53,000 doctors in the state began blanketing lawmaker’s

House bills aim to save taxpayers money by kicking drug middlemen out of Texas Medicaid | Texas Legislature | Dallas News

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/03/07/house-bills-aim-save-taxpayers-money-kicking-drug-middlemen-texas-medicaid

Tenet shrinks loss to $5M, plans new $200M cost-cutting drive

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw its revenue slide in the fourth quarter of 2018, but its net loss narrowed year over year. The for-profit hospital operator ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with revenues of $4.62 billion, down from $4.98 billion in the

Tenet shrinks loss to $5M, plans new $200M cost-cutting drive

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw its revenue slide in the fourth quarter of 2018, but its net loss narrowed year over year. The for-profit hospital operator ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with revenues of $4.62 billion, down from $4.98 billion in the

Texas hospital owner convicted in $20M healthcare fraud scheme

A federal jury convicted a physician and the owner of a Houston hospital of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, 17 counts of healthcare fraud and three counts of money laundering, according to the Department of Justice. According to evidence presented at

Bipartisan Texas Bills Go After “Unconscionable” Freestanding ERs 

A bipartisan group of State Senators and Representatives, including local Democratic State Senator Nathan Johnson, filed legislation to allow the Texas Attorney General to address the unreasonable prices charged by freestanding emergency rooms. Johnson joined author Senator Kirk Watson, D-Austin and

Coalition of insurance, business and consumer groups want patients protected from surprise bills – HoustonChronicle.com

A diverse coalition of Texas health insurers, business organizations and consumer groups on Monday called on state lawmakers to better protect patients from the financially devastating effects of surprise medical bills. In a consensus letter, the groups representing millions of

Texas mediation for balance billing faces massive backlog | The Texas Tribune

Thousands of Texans seeking government help with surprise medical bills were hit with another shock last year: a clogged-up consumer protection bureaucracy. A massive backlog that began last summer left state regulators unable to provide timely help to the thousands

Flu cases going up in Brazos County

The Brazos County Health Department says they’re seeing an uptick in reported cases. But peak flu season isn’t quite here yet. The Emergency Room at CHI St. Joseph Hospital is busy with lots of patients. Some of them are showing

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