Despite Insurer Pushback, Bill to Protect Poor and Disabled Texans Clears Committee

After an extensive investigation into the managed care of poor and disabled Texans who use Medicaid, a bill to help fight against healthcare companies who are profiting from the system cleared the Texas House of Representatives Human Services committee last week, reports the Dallas Morning News. Houston Republican Rep. Sarah Davis, authored the 60-page bill and told DMN she hopes to “assure that Texas’ most vulnerable populations are receiving the health care that taxpayers are paying for.” The DMN investigation revealed how government officials in charge of administering medicaid and serving patients often ended up working for the healthcare companies that… Full Story

Homecare Homebase Expands Reach with EMR Client in Midwest

Dallas-based Homecare Homebase will now be the electronic medical record provider for Hosparus Health, a hospice and palliative care provider that serves more than 8,000 patients and families in Kentucky and Indiana. HCHB’s cloud-based PointCare system will be used to deliver care to Hosparus patients and families in a compliant and secure way. Hosparus Health has been in the nonprofit hospice and palliative care space since 1978, and provides medical care, grief counseling, pain management and more for those facing serious illnesses. The company has over 700 employees and 700 volunteers. Last month, HCHB became the EMR solution for Kindred… Full Story

North Texas Home to the Fortune’s Top Two Employers in Healthcare

Fortune has released is 2019 list of of Best Places to Work in Healthcare and Bio Pharma, and Texas Health Resources took the top spot followed by Encompass Health at number two. This is Texas Health’s fifth consecutive year to top the list. The two organizations have been recognized for numerous categories by Fortune, including the best place to work for women, best place to work in Texas, and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. The list included other North Texas healthcare employers Texas Rehabilitation Hospital at number 15, and Baylor Scott and White Health at number 34 Rankings are… Full Story

Which Local Healthcare Companies Are Fortune’s Best Place to Work in Texas?

It will be no surprise the businesses that were awarded by Fortune as the best places to work for women and cracked the list of top companies nationwide have also been named to the 2019 Best Workplaces in Texas list by Fortune and Great Place to Work. Encompass Health and Texas Health Resources were both made the list, placing No. 18 and 19 respectively in the Large Company category. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth placed 28 in the small and medium company category. The rankings are based 42,000 employees’ feedback about respect, opportunities for professional development, or team work for… Full Story

Local Software Company Lands Nation’s Largest Home Health Provider

Dallas-based Homecare Homebase will be the electronic medical record system for Kindred at Home, the country’s largest home health, hospice, and community care provider. HCHB is owned by Hearst Health Network and offers cloud-based tech solutions for home health and hospice agencies and was formed in 1999. Kindred at home is a 35-year-old healthcare company with skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, social work, disease management education, hospice, palliative care services, and more. David Causby, CEO of Kindred at Home, said via release, “We are dedicated to providing our employees with the best tools to continue to deliver the best care.… Full Story

Why Home Health is One of the Fastest Growing Healthcare Markets

Home health spending continues to grow in the U.S., outpacing overall healthcare spending and GDP. CMS reported that home health spending reached $103 billion in 2017, and is predicted to grow by 6.7 percent annually by 2020, while healthcare spending overall is only expected to grow 5.5 percent each year, according to Home Health Care News. At a recent webinar presented by law firm Polsinelli, Dallas-based managing partner Jon Henderson hosted leading experts in the field to give an update on the home health market. Cortney Marcin, a director in consulting firm BDO’s Center For Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, discussed the… Full Story

Texas Health Resources and Encompass Make Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work

Texas Health Resources and Encompass Health have both been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work this year. For Texas Health, it is the fifth year in a row the hospital system has been named to the list. Texas Health cracked the top 10 at number nine, while Encompass was ranked 54. Both companies were also named to Fortune’s best places to work for women this year as well. The publication partners with Great Places to Work to survey 300,000 employees nationwide. They evaluate their confidence in the direction of their company, pride in their jobs, and relationships with co-workers.… Full Story