May 18th, 2017
After years of litigation, telehealth may soon be fully implemented in Texas. Legislation moving through the statehouse in Austin will legalize the “modern form” of telehealth. Texas is the last state to legalize the computerized service available in the rest of the country. If this bill is signed into law, patients will be able to ...
In Billing
Aug 30th, 2013
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is exercising its authority under the Affordable Care Act to impose temporary moratoria on new enrollments in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Affected by the moratoria are home health agencies and ambulance providers and suppliers located in several Miami, Chicago, and Houston ...
Jul 13th, 2012
Where are the health care jobs now, and where will they be in the future? Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce just completed a study that indicates the states with the largest number of health care job openings are California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Ohio. Here is some detail: California Number of ...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
To promote health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Dec. 9 several states that will receive federal matching funds for planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). States Receive Funding for ...