Federal Funding To Help Texans Impacted By Coronavirus Seek Crisis CounselingThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services.
Coronavirus In Texas: Emergency Rule Adopted To Put More Nurse Aides In Nursing HomesNursing facilities can hire people to provide nurse aide services without having to complete a full certification program in their first four months on the job.
Coronavirus in Texas: Off-Site Outpatient Dialysis Facilities To Treat People With COVID-19Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 that are also on dialysis can now receive treatment at a location separate from other dialysis patients to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.
Moves Made To Expand Texas Hospital Capacity During Coronavirus OutbreakGovernor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain hospital licensing rules, while the Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopted an emergency rule to meet Texas’ need for additional hospital capacity.
Suicide Latest Incident At North Texas Mental Health HospitalThe CBS 11 I-Team learned about another tragic incident inside a North Texas hospital death at a mental health facility it has been investigating for years.
Head Of Texas Health Agency Resigns After Bungled ContractsOfficials discovered last month that staff members incorrectly scored five managed care contracts worth an estimated $600 million.
Could A Co-Pay Curb Emergency Room Abuse?A U.S. Representative is weighing in on the idea of charging a co-pay to Medicaid patients who go to North Texas hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency reasons.
Non-Emergency Visits Costing North Texas Taxpayers MillionsA Consumer Justice investigation found millions of taxpayer dollars paying for Medicaid patients to use the emergency room for non-emergency medical attention.
Texas House Ethics Chair Probes Anti-Abortion Group ContractThe head of the Texas House ethics committee says she wants answers about an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics.
Get By Without Planned Parenthood? One Texas Effort StumblesIn pushing a replacement for the ACA that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.
First Zika Case Transmitted By Mosquito In Texas ConfirmedThe Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday the patient is a resident of Cameron County, located on the border the state shares with Mexico.
Parents Worry Changes To State Program Will Put Medically-Fragile Kids At RiskKeegan Harrison has more health challenges at 9 years old than most adults ever have: Because of his genetic immune disorder, he's had kidney and intestinal failure, 11 strokes, and he's recently been diagnosed with dementia.
Dispute Over Security Clearances For Refugees Could Jeopardize State ProgramOn September 9, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent agencies a letter explaining that federal money estimated at $30 million, provided for newly arrived refugees under the Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program may be in jeopardy.
Abbott Selects Longtime Aide To Lead Texas Health CommissionGov. Greg Abbott has selected one his longtime aides to take over the state's massive health agency.
Texas Health Official Out After Study On Planned ParenthoodA top Texas health official is stepping down after co-authoring a study about Planned Parenthood that triggered strong backlash from Republican leaders.