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The Weekly Insight: June 18

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Implementation of Peer Support services as a Medicaid Benefit: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) held a public hearing to update the public  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: June 13

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse Parts I and II: This report contains the first and second parts of the House Select Committee on  Continue Reading...

Healthcare Providers and Suppliers: Are you ready for the next natural disaster?

Texas has moved into hurricane season as of June 1st. Texas is also a mecca of a mix of natural disasters such as fires, flash flooding, tornadoes, hail, and damaging  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: June 4

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Behavioral Health Advisory Committee: The Committee met to receive updates on a number of issues including the Opioid Response Grant, Community Collaboratives, the results of  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: May 29

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports Pharma Under Fire in Texas: A number of recent events have brought renewed scrutiny to the pharmaceutical industry, threatening fines and increased regulation. This posting explores  Continue Reading...

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  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: May 14

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports Texas House of Representatives: Committee on Human Services: The committee met to consider Interim Charge 2, a review of managed care in Texas. In particular, the  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: May 7

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports  HHSC: Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee: The Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. Created by Government  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: May 1

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports An Update on the Texas Opioid Epidemic: This posting provides an overview of the opioid crisis and offers some policy solutions that will effectively reduce our  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: April 23

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Council on Consumer Direction: The Council met to discuss a number of topics, including: 1) Interaction with IDD Redesign Advisory Committee; 2) the letter that  Continue Reading...

2018
June
The Weekly Insight: June 18
The Weekly Insight: June 13
Healthcare Providers and Suppliers: Are you ready for the next natural disaster?
The Weekly Insight: June 4
May
The Weekly Insight: May 29
The Weekly Insight: May 22
The Weekly Insight: May 14
The Weekly Insight: May 7
The Weekly Insight: May 1
April
The Weekly Insight: April 23
The Weekly Insight: April 16
The Weekly Insight: April 11
The Weekly Insight: April 2
March
The Weekly Insight: March 26
The Weekly Insight: March 19
The Weekly Insight: March 12
The Weekly Insight: March 5
February
The Weekly Insight: February 26
The Weekly Insight: February 20
The Weekly Insight: February 12
Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
The Weekly Insight: February 5
January
The Weekly Insight: January 29
The Weekly Insight: January 22
The Weekly Insight: January 16
Quality of Service Changes are in the Wind
2017
December
Becoming a Consumer: My Brush with Patient Experience
The Weekly Insight: December 18
The Weekly Insight: December 11
Patient Safety: Assessing Adolescent Health Literacy
The Weekly Insight: December 4
November
In Health IT, When Inertia is Your Enemy, ROI is Your Friend
The Weekly Insight: November 27
Taxation Without Hesitation, CBO Scoops the Senate Tax Bill
The Weekly Insight: November 21
The Future of Healthcare Interoperability: FHIR
The Weekly Insight: November 14
The Weekly Insight: November 6
The Potential Role of Information Technology in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Limitations
Health Plan Directory Errors Can be Costly for Patients and Providers Alike
October
The Weekly Insight: October 30
Round One of Senate Interim Charges Released by Lt. Governor Patrick
House Speaker Straus Issues Interim Charges
The Weekly Insight: October 23
Just the FAQs Ma’am… Q and A related to the Policy Council for Children and Families.
The Weekly Insight: October 17, 2017
The Hidden Cost and Expense of Thumbing Your Nose at Obamacare
The Weekly Insight: October 9
The Weekly Insight: October 3
September
The Weekly Insight: September 25
The Weekly Insight: September 11-15
A Tale of Two Storms – Transformation of the e-Health Ecosystem between Katrina and Harvey
Health and Human Services Commission: HHSC Releases the 2016 Revised Texas Promoting Independence Plan
The Weekly Insight: September 5
A Modest Proposal… wherein I describe my own recipe for the ‘repeal and replace’ of Obamacare
August
Weekly Insight: August 28
The Week in Review: August 14-18
Just Who or What is Paying for HB21 and HB30?
Women's Health Advisory Committee: Introductory Video
The Weekly Insight: August 11
The Weekly Insight August 7: Video
The Weekly Insight - August 7
Sales Tax: A Revenue Bright Spot on this Gloomy Day
Has the Senate Become Addicted to Writing Hot Checks?
July
The Weekly Insight - July 31
The Weekly Insight - July 24
The Weekly Insight - July 17
The Weekly Insight - July 10
The Weekly Insight - July 3
June
Congressional Budget Office Weighs in on the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
The Weekly Insight - June 26
The Weekly Insight - June 19
Medicaid… Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later.
The Weekly Insight - June 13
Medicaid: Issues in SB1and Comparison to FY2016-2017
The Weekly Insight - June 5
May
The Weekly Insight - May 30
The Weekly Insight - May 22
The Weekly Insight - May 15
The Weekly Insight - May 8
Weekly Insight - May 1
April
The Weekly Insight - April 24
The Weekly Insight - April 17
The Weekly Insight - April 10
The Weekly Insight - April 3
March
The Future of the Affordable Care Act in Texas
The Weekly Insight March 27 - Updated
The Week in Review: March 20-24, and The Week Ahead: March 27 to March 31
Select Empirical Realities of the Individual Health Insurance Market as Structured by the Affordable Care Act
American Health Care Act: CBO Analysis
The Bill to ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare May Break the Individual Health Insurance Market
The Week in Review, February 27 through March 3 and the Week Ahead, March 6-10
February
The Weekly Insight: February 28, 2017
The Week in Review & IN(hind)SIGHT: Feb. 13-19, 2017
The Weekly Insight: February 20, 2017
The Mechanics and Implications of High Risk Pools as a Potential Element of National Health Care Reform
Be Careful What You Ask For… Considerations for State Policymakers Regarding Medicaid Block Grants
The Weekly Insight: February 13, 2017
January
Weekly Insight: January 30, 2017
Issues Facing the 85th Legislature: Health and Human Services
House & Senate Appropriations Comparison
Weekly Insight: January 23, 2017
Partial Obamacare Repeal Implications