Tag archives: Texas

COVID-19 Update: Texas Medical Board Adopts Emergency Rule Regarding Elective Surgeries

The Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) has adopted an emergency rule based on Governor Greg Abbott’s April 17, 2020 Executive Order, which permits certain elective procedures beginning at 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2020.  The emergency rule incorporates a violation of the Executive Order to the definition of “Unprofessional and Dishonorable Conduct” under 22 Texas Administrative … Continue reading

Texas Finalizes New Nursing Peer Review Committee Requirement for ASCs and Freestanding EDs

In final rules published in the January 24, 2020 Texas Register, the  Texas Department of State Health Services established a new operational requirement for ambulatory surgical centers and freestanding emergency medical care facilities to establish a nursing peer review committee.  The changes had been proposed on September 13, 2019.  The Department did not receive any … Continue reading

Texas Attorney General addresses prompt pay requirements for out-of-network emergency services

An Attorney General Opinion (KP-0250) released on May 22 provides that a court would likely find that the deadline provisions in the Texas Insurance Code applicable to Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”) and Preferred Provider Organizations (“PPOs”) relating to prompt payment apply to out-of-network emergency care providers, while the penalty provisions contained do not apply to … Continue reading