June 5, 2015
Despite delays, Dell Medical School on track for completion
Posted: June 4th, 2015
By Matthew Adams, The Daily Texan
According to Bob Rawski, director of the Dell Medical School construction, despite massive flooding this past May, construction for the new school has not been delayed. Work is still on track because of “schedule floats,” or time allotted for possible setbacks, and the project is expected to be completed on time. Rawski and his team are even talking with the contractor about possibly finishing ahead of schedule.
Health Law Enrollees on Track to Meet Administration’s Revised Goals
Posted: June 2nd, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration had said last year that it expected to have between 9.1 million and 9.9 million consumers paid up and enrolled in insurance plans through state and federal online exchanges in 2015. So far, a total of 10.2 million people have signed up and paid their premiums under the Affordable Care Act.
Judge bars Texas telemedicine rules from taking effect
Posted: June 1st, 2015
By David Warren, Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman has barred rules the Texas Medical Board recently adopted concerning telemedicine. The new rule requires a patient to have a “face-to-face visit or in-person evaluation” before a prescription can be dispensed. The board argued the measure is important to ensuring patient safety and quality care, but the Judge described it as “suspect.”