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Our health care system is sick

My dad’s cancer has made it clear: Our health care system is sick   I’m driving my 90-year-old father to and from the doctor. It used to be the other way around, parents driving kids. I was a mostly healthy kid and teenager, but when I needed stitches or medicine, I was always impatient with […]

Dell Children’s Emergency Care at Seton Southwest Hospital

Dell Children’s Emergency Care at Seton Southwest Hospital The world-class pediatric emergency care of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now available in Southwest Austin. Families with infants, children and teens can visit the ER at Seton Southwest Hospital to get the same high-quality care of Dell Children’s in Austin. Dell Children’s pediatric […]

How Poverty Can Follow Children Into Adulthood

How Poverty Can Follow Children Into Adulthood At the height of the recession in 2012, nearly one in four American children were living in poverty. Today, five years after America went through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, children are still more likely to live in poverty than adults. In fact, while the […]

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HOST SUPER HERO HEALTH FAIR

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO HOST SUPER HERO HEALTH FAIR Hundreds of Backpacks and School Supplies Will Be Given Away EL PASO, Texas – August 25, 2017 – El Paso Health and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) Pediatrics will host an end of summer Super Hero Health Fair on Saturday, August 26, 2017 […]

Texas Medicaid

Benefit Update for Early Childhood Intervention for Texas Medicaid Effective September 1, 2017 Information posted July 18, 2017 Note: Texas Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) must provide all medically necessary, Medicaid-covered services to eligible clients. Administrative procedures such as prior authorization, pre-certification, referrals, and claims/encounter data filing may differ from traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service) and from […]

CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN PROTECT OUR CARE

CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN PROTECT OUR CARE CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN along with special guests Children’s Defense Fund, Houston Women March, Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, Houston Area Urban League, Light and Salt Association, Indivisible Houston, Black Lives Matter Houston and Houston Rising Invite you to protect our care PUBLIC FORUM ON MEDICAID IN TEXAS How […]

Letter to Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz

Dear Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz, Texas leads this country in successfully privatizing its Medicaid Program. The undersigned members of the Texas Association of Community Health Plans are private Texas insurers providing Medicaid health coverage to more than one million Texans. Our companies, also known by Medicaid regulators as Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), […]

Cook Children’s Health Plan will implement the following Texas Medicaid claim submission guideline

Cook Children’s Health Plan will implement the following Texas Medicaid claim submission guideline effective March 20, 2017. TexMedConnect Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) The Patient Discharge Status identifies the location of the individual at the end of the billing cycle. The most common status selected will be 30 Still Patient. This indicates the individual continues to […]

Proposed federal health plan brings uncertainty in Texas

Proposed federal health plan brings uncertainty in Texas Health insurers in Texas have already taken flak for rising premium prices, and that could continue under the proposed federal plan. Kay Ghahremani, president and CEO of Texas Association of Community Health Plans, said doing away with the individual mandate would be troublesome for insurers, which she […]

Medicaid managed-care plans come out winners

Researchers found that regional insurers that originally went into business to care for those with Medicaid — the health insurance for the poor and disabled — are filling gaps after insurers fled in many markets. Molina Health in California, WellCare in Florida, Community Health Choice in Texas, “appear to have thrived in the ACA marketplace […]