The Weekly Insight: May 22
Texas Insight’s Recent Reports
- HHSC: Hospital Payment Advisory Committee: During this meeting, the Hospital Payment Advisory Committee heard updates on the HPAC Schedule 3 Adjustment Proposal, the Texas Children’s Hospital lawsuit and the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas lawsuit.
- HHSC: Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for Ambulance and Dental Services: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) conducted a public hearing to receive public comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for Ambulance and Dental Services. The proposed rate actions are consistent with the legislative directive in Rider 33, Article II of the General Appropriations Act for the 2018-2019 Biennium, that HHSC develop and implement cost containment initiatives, including fee-for-service payment changes that incentivize the most appropriate and effective use of services.
[Yesterday] May 21, 2018: Texas State Child Fatality Review Team Committee
State and Federal Healthcare News
- Will Texas have to push back the expiration dates on its lethal injection drugs?
- Texas sues the maker of OxyContin over the opioid epidemic
- Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients
- Moody Foundation gives $15 million toward Parkland breast care center
- From bats to cats, Austin area sees cluster of rabies cases
- Number of uninsured Americans on the rise, especially in Texas, new study finds
- Requiring Prices in Drug Ads: Would it Do Any Good? Is It Even Legal?
- The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities
- As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back
- How New Abortion Restrictions Could Affect Women’s Health Care
- Ryan: ‘Compromise’ in the works for controversial drug pricing bill
- Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions
- F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines
- N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny
- F.D.A. Names and Shames Drug Makers to Encourage Generic Competition
- U.S. Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Straight Year
- Trump’s Plan for Cheaper Health Insurance Could Have Hidden Costs
- Trump Administration Defends Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices