The December issue of Texas Medicine focuses on Senate Bill 507, by Sen. Kelly Hancock, which expands balance billing mediation to all physicians and other practitioners who provide out-of-network services at certain in-network facilities, and also expands mediation to out-of-network emergency care. Other articles look into a constitutional challenge to the state's Advance Directives Act; reference pricing, which has emerged as a potential strategy for health plans to keep premiums low and address the problems that managed care plans are facing; and steps physicians can take to prepare for natural disasters and other sudden calamities.
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Action, Dec. 15, 2017
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March 09, 2018