Getting acclimated to the regulatory and reimbursement environment for health information technology, especially if you’re new to doing business in Texas, can be a real challenge.  Here at TeHA, we’ve put together a list of resources to help get you oriented.    If you still have questions, reach out to us through our contact page.

Electronic Medical Records and Health Information Exchange:

High-level summary of the HITECH Act’s different programs

Related acronyms

Texas Health Services Authority (state health information exchange)

HHSC Medicaid/CHIP HIE Advisory Committee

Medicaid HIT projects (including the EHR Incentive Payment Program):

Texas Regional Extension Centers

Texas Medical Association (tips and resources)

 

Telemedicine, Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Texas Medicaid telemedicine/telehealth/remote monitoring policy

Texas Medical Board (for telemedicine rules and frequently asked questions, select “laws and rules” then “telemedicine”)

Texas Insurance Code (telemedicine language)

Medicare Telehealth Guidelines

Federal Ryan Haight Act (telemedicine and online prescribing):

TexLa Telehealth Resource Center (HRSA funded center providing support and information on telehealth):