Category: TX Hospitals

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

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

Offshoring over 1,000 health care jobs? That’s coming soon at Dallas-based Tenet  | Commentary | Dallas News

Tenet Healthcare, one of the country’s largest for-profit hospital systems, has a new plan to accelerate its turnaround: Send a bunch of jobs out of the country. At an investor conference last week and during an interview in Dallas, officials

Doctors warn of virus hitting children and Central Texas hospitals

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Public health officials are warning families of a contagious virus making its way through homes and hospitals across central Texas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a strict warning for families: Be on the look-out for respiratory syncytial virus, better known

North Texas Hospital Sees Drastic Spike In RSV – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth are warning parents of young children after a recent spike in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. Dr. Ramon Kinloch, a pediatrician at Cook Children’s said, “RSV is something

How Paramedics Choose a Hospital

One of the most common questions I get is how paramedics choose which hospital emergency department to take a patient. Like most questions about emergency medical services, the answer is a little complicated. Most importantly, how an ambulance crew chooses where

Some Rural Americans Forced to Travel 100 Miles to a Hospital – Rural Hospitals Close

Let’s take a break from treachery and cowardice and take a look at what’s going on out in the country, courtesy of Jack Healy, a terrific reporter for The New York Times, who went to Missouri to report on the

Editorial: Preserving a hospital is vital to community

Community hospitals have been struggling across the country, so the situation that faces Huntsville Memorial Hospital is not an unfamiliar one. In many areas of Texas, being seen by a doctor for a shattered arm or sharp chest pains probably

Temple: Prepare now for the flu season, doctors say

It may be too early to predict what the flu season holds, but doctors say there are ways to prevent the sniffles from taking over. Baylor Scott & White officials say emergency room doctors are already seeing people come in