Texas Legislature Round Up

A nice clean shot of the Texas State Capitol Building in downtown Austin, Texas.

A collection of legislative efforts seeking to improve the health of Texans everywhere including testimony from Med2You’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Kim.

February 10, 2016 – Committee on Public Health (Chairwoman – Rep. Myra Crownover)

[To] examine the history of telemedicine in Texas and the adequacy of the technological infrastructure for use between Texas healthcare providers.  Review the benefits of using telemedicine in rural and undeserved areas and current reimbursement practices.  Explore opportunities to expand and improve the delivery of healthcare and identify methods to increase awareness by provider groups, including institutions of higher education, and payers of telemedicine activities being reimbursed in Texas.

April 28, 2016 – Select Committee on Mental Health (Chairman – Rep. Four Price)

The Select Committee on Mental Health will meet on April 27, 2016 to hear invited testimony related to mental/behavioral health care services in Texas.  Subject matters for testimony include, but are not limited to, early identification, crisis intervention, access to care, continuity of care, coordination of services related to an integrated system of care, and the delivery of care in rural, urban, and underserved areas. Testimony will also address workforce challenges and identify ways in which delivery of services may be improved.