TX Medicaid Re-enrollment Advisory

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended the Medicaid provider re-enrollment deadline from March 24, 2016 to Sept. 24, 2016 to allow states additional time to process applications. In an effort to ensure Texas Medicaid complies with the federal requirement, HHSC has established a plan to provide assurance to providers that they […]

EMS Local Projects Grant Application for FY 2016 is Available

DSHS recently announced that the Local Projects Grant application for FY 2016 is now available.  Be sure to get your ideas in quickly. Application deadline is May 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM.  Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. Applications received by email or fax will not be considered. The RFP documents are […]

CMS Extends Enrollment Moratoria

Novitas has announced the CMS decision to extend the new provider enrollment moratorium in and around Houston for another six months.  The effected counties include Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.  You can see the CMS publication at this link.  The document is also available in our documents section titled “CMS […]

HHSC Dual Demonstration Training

HHSC has announced the dates and times where acute care providers within the regions effected by the Dual Demonstration project can receive information and training.  There are also two webinars available.  Links to those are available in the calendar of events on our website. Upcoming Dual Demonstration Provider Trainings   Location Date Time Address Fort Worth 1/12/15 Duals: 11-12:30 […]

CMS Announces Changes by Zip Code

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has announces changes to the list of urban and rural designations by zip code.  These changes are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2015.  We have compacted this list down to those effected zip codes in Texas.  There are 32 Texas zip codes that are being changed from an […]

Remembering a Texas Trauma System Pioneer

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Erwin R. Thal.  Doctor Thal passed peacefully in the early morning hours of December 13, 2014 from an acute illness.  Family, friends and colleagues were at his bedside. Dr. Thal’s work through the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) transformed the […]

HB 237 Springer

HB 237 by Springer Abstract: relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.  

HB 142 Strickland

HB 142  by Strickland Abstract: relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.  

HB 353 King (Hemphill)

HB 353 by King  (Hemphill) Abstract: relating to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.