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The Weekly Insight: October 8

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council: The Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council consults with and advises on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and outcome  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: October 1

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports Senate Health and Human Services: Behavioral Health: The Committee met to discuss the following: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Health  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: September 24

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports Transition Legislative Oversight Committee: Health and Human Services: SSince 2015, the Health and Human Services (HHS) system has undergone extensive changes to its organizational structure in  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: September 18

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC Legislative Appropriations Request: "HHSC’s 2020-21 funding request is the culmination of months of evaluation on how we can do more with less. We viewed each  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: September 10

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports DFPS Legislative Appropriations Request: The Department of Family and Protective Services' (DFPS) mission is “promote safe and healthy families and protect children and vulnerable adults from  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: September 4

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: The Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke gathered for their quarterly meeting. They covered the following: Added to  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: August 27

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports Department of Family and Protective Services Council Meeting: The Texas Family and Protective Services Council was created during the 85th Texas Legislative Session in 2017 as  Continue Reading...

Emergency Preparedness Part II: School Safety and Moving Forward

Schools must be prepared to deal with an increasingly complex set of challenges that test the normal approaches to crisis management and emergency preparedness. In order to prevent the next active  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: August 20

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee: This meeting prioritized the following: Bylaws status; Review, discuss, and approve updated recommendation options and next steps for  Continue Reading...

The Weekly Insight: August 13

Texas Insight’s Recent Reports HHSC: Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board: Meeting Highlights: 1. Elect chair; 2. Bylaws revision; 3. Report on HHSC decisions on acceptance of the DUR recommendations from  Continue Reading...

2018
October
The Weekly Insight: October 8
The Weekly Insight: October 1
September
The Weekly Insight: September 24
The Weekly Insight: September 18
The Weekly Insight: September 10
The Weekly Insight: September 4
August
The Weekly Insight: August 27
Emergency Preparedness Part II: School Safety and Moving Forward
The Weekly Insight: August 20
The Weekly Insight: August 13
The Weekly Insight: August 6
July
The Weekly Insight: July 30
The Weekly Insight: July 23
The Weekly Insight: July 16
The Weekly Insight: July 9
The Weekly Insight: July 2
June
The Weekly Insight: June 26
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