Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report Released

Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report Released By Erika Ramirez The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its Women’s Health Programs Savings and Performance Report on May 1. This report is legislatively mandated by Rider 97 in the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act. The 2019 report fulfills all the reporting requirements for Healthy Texas…

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Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives

Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives By Perdita Henry Eighty-Four-member organizations from all over the state of Texas are what make the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition strong. All of them with different expertise that aim to support and assist their clients, members, or associates. Collectively, they all share a passion for improving of…

Money, Money, Money, Money, Mooonnney

Money, Money, Money, Money, Mooonnney By Leah Gonzalez As the final day of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session approaches, the House and Senate continue to work toward developing and reconciling the state budget for the next two years. Ahead of the Session, The Texas Tribune reported that, “Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, offered a cautiously optimistic outlook…

TWHC supports continuity of care improvement at the Texas Capitol

TWHC supports Continuity of Care Improvement at the Texas Capitol By Perdita Henry As bills continue to make their way through committees, TWHC continues to provide written and oral testimony. In the past few weeks, we shared our support of House Bill 937 with the House Committee on Insurance, HB 744 with the House Committee…

HHSC Releases Report on Auto-Enrollment in the Healthy Texas Women

  In the 2018-2019 Texas state budget, the Health and Human Services Commission was directed to conduct and provide the legislature with an analysis of the cost-effectiveness and projected savings that an auto-enrollment measure could provide. Specifically, the measure would impact women who become ineligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or the Children’s…

News on Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recently released a statement regarding a new study on the maternal death rate in Texas in 2012. After reexamining the data, researchers determined that over half of the previously reported maternal deaths were misclassified due to reporting errors, bringing the number of maternal deaths in Texas in 2012 down from 147…