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Texas Telemedicine Ruling

New Ruling, A Victory for Telemedicine in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed a bill into law that will allow physicians licensed in Texas to supply telemedicine services to patients they have never met in person. Telehealth is defined as “the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance.” The new […]

Flexible Home Working Set to Grow in 2017

Guest post by freelance writer Jenny Holt. Nearly 25% of Americans work from home at least part time, which is around 39 million people, and this number is rising rapidly. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, the number of home workers has risen by around 80%. Flexible working gives […]
ACA Replacement

Republican ACA Alternatives Thus Far

With both the Presidency and Congress firmly in control of the Republican Party, post-election expectations are high on the inevitable undoing of the the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare). Republican legislatures have a tough challenge ahead as they seek a viable alternative to the deeply rooted ACA, with many lawmakers […]

Trump Era: Executive Orders Employers Should Bookmark

In his first 21 days as President, Donald Trump has already made history by having the most executive orders and memorandums issued by a U.S President (previously held by President Obama). True to his word, President Trump stirred the pot in Washington leaving many employers in a frenzy to keep […]
Adjusted ACA Fees for 2017

Adjusted ACA Fees for 2017

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee (PCORI) The new PCORI fee for 2017 is $2.26 per life for policy and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2016 and before October 1, 2017. Health insurers and sponsors of self-insured health plans are required to pay the fee and file Form… […]