The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Methodist Healthcare System have announced an affiliation agreement for a children’s hospital in the Medical Center.
The two organizations issued a joint statement late this afternoon indicating they have agreed on all major aspects of their relationship and are moving forward to obtain regulatory approval for their agreement.
The Texas Department of Insurance has finalized a list of additional rules federal navigators will have to follow before helping anyone sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act’s website, Healthcare.gov.
The rules come as a response to a letter issued by Gov. Rick Perry that points to privacy and security concerns about the current federal standard for navigators working in Texas to help navigate the Affordable Care Act’s website.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is urging the state not to close its high risk insurance pool at the beginning of the year. Uncertainly over Healthcare.gov has some members of the pool uncertain if they’ll have coverage in January.
Dewhurst sent a letter to Texas Department of Insurance asking that the termination be delayed, citing the difficulties presented by the health care website that could delay coverage for some of those on the pool.
The U.S. Attorney in San Antonio has settled a $3,675,000 whistleblower lawsuit against the Baptist Health System for filing false claims for Medicare reimbursement.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the federal investigation under the False Claims Act was triggered by allegations in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former employee of the Baptist Health System.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Harold Brown said Norma Rivera reported she tried twice to bring the problem to the attention of her employers.
A group documenting the lives of women in the Rio Grande Valley has released a new human rights report that shows how funding cuts in 2011 and Texas’ new abortion bill have affected the lives of Latina women living in South Texas.
DD Belair shows the thick binder she has filled with medical data covering years of treatment for a genetic condition that affects her daughter. Such data today can be maintained electronically and shared among hospitals and doctors.
Local healthcare officials gathered at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Tuesday to announce a new program that will digitize the medical records of every patient in its hospital and every hospital in the San Antonio region.
The information is designed to be shared in real time with other hospitals and eventually, all of the patient’s doctors and the patients themselves.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Texas with over $5 million for community health clinics. The money is a part of the Affordable Care Act’s pursuit of improving access to healthcare by providing medical service for Texans who can’t afford it.
As CPS Energy closes down the Deely coal power plant and ponders whether a new gas or nuclear plant is the solution, a big conference is landing in town next week pushing solar, wind and other renewables: The 2013 Texas Renewables Conference.