Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Texas Medicare Administrator Contractor Changes

The Texas Medicare Administrator Contractor changes from TrailBlazer to Novitas (formerly Highmark Medicare Services). For many years, TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC (TrailBlazer) was both the fiscal intermediary (Part A) and carrier (Part B) for providers located in Texas. TrailBlazer was … Continue reading

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New Texas health care privacy law more stringent than HIPAA

Texas House Bill 300 (HB 300), recently signed into law by Governor Rick Perry, mandates new patient privacy protections and harsher penalties for privacy violations related to electronic health records (EHR). The requirements of the Texas law are more stringent … Continue reading

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Former Texas Sen. Kyle Janek named state’s social-services czar

Kyle Janek, a physician and former state senator, will be Texas’ new social-services czar, Gov. Rick Perry announced. Janek, an anesthesiologist who in recent years moved from Houston to Austin, will succeed the retiring Tom Suehs as the Texas Health … Continue reading

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