Category: TX Hospitals

Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy

The Annals of Emergency Medicine has republished a controversial paper it withdrew earlier this year which compared the cost of emergency care at different types of facilities. Because the paper drew heavy criticism when it was originally released, the journal has published a revised

Comparing Utilization and Costs of 20 most common procedures by facility type – Annals of Emergency Medicine

Table 2 lists the 20 most common procedures by facility type for the study period 2012 to 2015. The prices in Table 2 include both the facility and professional component of each procedure’s price. Rank by frequency, percentage of all visits, and mean prices of

Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in FSED, HED, and UC

Results Characteristics of Study Subjects The freestanding ED claims processed by BCBSTX came from 52 facilities in 2012. The number of facilities submitting claims increased to 86 in 2013, 134 in 2014, and 207 in 2015. The smaller number for

UMC at Capacity, ER Wait Up to Eight Hours 

LUBBOCK, TX – University Medical Center started turning non-emergency patients away Tuesday morning after the hospital reached capacity. This is not the first time this happened and in fact, UMC said this happens often. The hospital being at capacity affects

Texas Health Frisco starts construction: 3 things to know about the new medical campus

Construction started Wednesday at the new Texas Health Frisco 20-acre medical campus on the southeast corner of Cobb Hill and the Dallas North Tollway. The campus is scheduled to open in fall 2019. Representatives from Texas Health Resources and UT

Ardent assuming majority ownership of ETMC, forming new health 

A few changes are coming to the East Texas Medical Center, as Ardent Health Services will assume majority ownership of ETMC, forming a new health system. This change is something that “Ardent Health Services is looking forward to bringing these great

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, Receives National Honor From American Academy of Family Physicians

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, founder and CEO of Concord Medical Group in Lubbock, Texas, was awarded the 2017 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP

Houston-area hospitals struggle with lack of running water – CNN

Texas state health officials thought they were turning a corner Thursday, as hospitals in Houston and the southeast corner of the state started reopening after Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains and high waters forced their closure over the past week. But

How Houston’s hospitals are coping with Harvey – CBS News

The disastrous flooding in and around Houston is a huge challenge for the region’s medical centers. Around 20 hospitals have been evacuated or discontinued service in the greater Houston area since Harvey made landfall. As many as 1,500 patients have been transferred.

Weak patient admissions to bug hospital operators through 2018

Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain. Companies including HCA Healthcare Inc, the largest for-profit