TEMSA’s Cost Containment Recommendations

The Texas EMS Alliance submitted recommendations related to EMS costs for the Texas House Select Committee on Health Costs’ request for ideas. Click here to view TEMSA’s recommendations: Texas EMS Alliance – Statewide Health Care Costs

Texas EMS Agencies Host Lawmakers and Aides

Texas EMS agencies dedicated the month of January to hosting state lawmakers and their aides to discuss the important care that Texas EMS agencies are delivering to Texas communities. TEMSA’s president, Jeff Mincy, and Coryell Health EMS hosted their state senator, Dawn Buckingham, MD. Austin-Travis County EMS held a site visit for legislative aides from […]

Texas Workers’ Comp Proposes Rule for SB 2551

The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Comp (TDI-DWC) proposed a rule for SB 2551, which was passed by the 2019 Texas Legislature to address Workers’ Comp claims related to cancer for first responders. Click here to learn more about the proposed rule. Click here to learn more about the legislation.

EMS Bill to Address Rural Shortage and Restore LPGs Introduced in Austin

Texas State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo) filed HB 1477, which would restore local project grant (LPG) funding for Texas EMS agencies and would create the Emergency Medical Services Scholarship Program for rural EMS agencies. “Due to rural hospital closures and other factors, a community’s EMS agency represents the only access to health care for many […]

Texas Work Group on Mental Health Releases Recommendations

The 2017 Texas Legislature passed legislation that directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to create a work group to study mental health access for first responders. Two of TEMSA’s board members served on the work group. The work group released its recommendations for the 2019 Texas Legislature earlier this month. Click here to read […]