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Texas files second lawsuit against Xerox
By Texas Tribune (Austin, Texas) | August 28, 2014
The state of Texas announced a second lawsuit against former contractor Xerox, alleging the company failed to turn over client health records relating to its operation of the state Medicaid program.
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Texas sues Xerox again, this time over dental records
By Houston Chronicle | August 28, 2014
The Texas Attorney General's Office sued Xerox Corp. for the second time in three months Tuesday, claiming the company's refusal to turn over medical records of Medicaid recipients had put the state at risk for millions of dollars in federal fines for privacy violations.
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Southern opposition to Obamacare not monolithic, could change, new report says
By Paul Demko | August 25, 2014
The South has been a hotbed of opposition to Obamacare with the vast majority of states there opting not to expand Medicaid or establish state-based exchanges, two pillars of the federal healthcare law.
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Texas Health Resources sees better Q2 amid investment losses
By Rachel Landen | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A boost to revenue and non-operating gains helped Texas Health Resources' second quarter of 2014 outpace its first. But even with the improved performance, the not-for-profit system fell short of where it was this time last year.
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Texas sees little change despite insurance gains
By Associated Press | August 09, 2014
Mike Norby is no longer basking in praise over Houston surpassing enrollment expectations in the federal health insurance marketplace. Four months later, the story behind the numbers isn't as rosy for the county healthcare program he helps oversee.
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U.S. Physical Therapy sees major jumps in income, revenue
By Melanie Evans | August 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
U.S. Physical Therapy, a Houston-based outpatient physical therapy operator, reported net revenue climbed roughly 17% in the second quarter from a year ago, as demand grew and the company's average revenue per patient rose. Net income for April through June soared 30% to $6.4 million from $4.9...
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Using big data to target preventable readmissions
By Joseph Conn | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Provider organizations are turning to beefed-up predictive analytics tools to reduce their 30-day readmission rates and avoid Medicare penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Supreme Court asked to take Obamacare subsidy case, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Plaintiffs who lost in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling over the legality of health insurance subsidies being paid to those who bought plans on nonstate exchanges last week formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
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Texas kicks off Medicaid contract with Accenture
By Virgil Dickson | August 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has hired Accenture to take over its Medicaid claims processing work from Xerox.
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Information
CDC lab shutdown could disrupt Texas biohazard lab
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston.
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