FEC Patient Transfers: Improving Patient Outcomes and Saving Lives

When one is in medical distress, it is natural to think of going to the closest hospital-based emergency room. In the past, this was the only option. Now things have changed, and taking the time to understand the options can help someone with a medical crisis access...

Willing Healthcare Providers Seek Fair In-Network Contracts

Willing Healthcare Providers Seek Fair In-Network Contracts

One of the most critical issues impacting the healthcare of Texans is timely access to healthcare. In fact, the American College of Emergency Physicians gave Texas an F in access to emergency care in their 2014 Report Card. Unethical business practices and nefarious...

Sponsor Feature: G&A Partners

Part of TAFEC's mission is to provide high-quality, accessible, emergency medical care options. At G&A Partners, we specialize in providing business owners high-quality and high-touch HR and payroll administrative solutions via access to a team of HR, benefits and...

Member Highlight: Dr. Jorge Trujillo

Dr. Jorge Trujillo M.D. Medical Director Frontline ER Richmond Location After completing my residency in emergency medicine in 1994 at Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso Texas, I returned to Houston and began my hospital based emergency medicine career. At...

TAFEC Statement Regarding Adeptus Bankruptcy Announcement

Adeptus Bankruptcy Sparks Industry Response to Increase Insurance Oversight Adeptus Health announced today that it and certain subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. This announcement comes after...

Addressing the Root of Surprise Bills for Texans

Recently there has been much attention in the media and at the Texas Capitol placed on surprise bills for Texas consumers. One bill aimed at addressing surprise billing, Senate Bill 507 by Senator Kelly Hancock, is a step in the right direction for consumers to have...

Sponsor Feature: Austin Generator Service

When it comes to the FEC market, the Austin Generator Service Team is “second to none” in delivering exceptional results! We are the industry experts who provide a complete approach to FEC Emergency Standby Generator requirements. Success begins with more than...

Member Highlight: Dr. Gillian Schmitz

Member Highlight: Dr. Gillian Schmitz

My background had previously been practicing emergency medicine at academic medical centers and serving in various leadership roles at the state and national level with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). I started becoming frustrated by hospital...

Misinformation Clouds Benefits of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Misinformation Clouds Benefits of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Around the country, lawmakers, health insurers, and healthcare providers are attempting to address rising healthcare costs. While many factors contribute to this problem, among the most discussed are surprise billing and out-of-network healthcare. But much of what we...

TAFEC Passes Resolution to Increase Health Insurance Data Collection

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) has called on the Texas Legislature and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) to increase the collection of health insurance payment data to establish clear...

A Day in the Life: John Hennessy, RN

A Day in the Life: John Hennessy, RN

My name is John Hennessy, I am a registered nurse and I am also the Charge Nurse at Golden Triangle Emergency Center Orange. I have worked with GTEC since we opened on April 1st 2015. A typical day at GTEC Orange involves assessing and treating patients. Being the...

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