A Day in the Life: Dr. Rad Miryala – NEC Medical Director

A Day in the Life: Dr. Rad Miryala – NEC Medical Director

We live in an era of profound modern technological advances that have brought tremendous efficiency and convenience to modern life.  With a few clicks on our mobile device we are able to order a pizza or stream the latest blockbuster film. This quick access to...

Member Feature: Dr. Harvey Castro

Member Feature: Dr. Harvey Castro

Growing up in New York City, my first job as a teenager was at a Health Food Store. I became fascinated with what is now referred to as Complementary Medicine.  Each day, I would get customers from all over the world asking for different vitamins, herbs, and home...

Sponsor Highlight: EM Physician Solutions

Like a handful of others, many years ago we made the decision to invest the necessary time and resources to properly serve the FEC Texas market. Even with our 30 years of revenue cycle management (RCM) experience partnering with Texas ER Physicians, properly assisting...

FEC Patient Transfers: Improving Patient Outcomes and Saving Lives

Maureen Fuhrmann MHA, BSN, RN Chief Business Development Officer of Neighbors Emergency Center 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...

Texas Health Plans Mislead Elected Officials with False Claims

In recent testimony, the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) referenced a large medical bill, $53,000 for an ingrown toenail, as an example of price gouging by independent freestanding ERs. However, analyses by multiple third-party billing companies show that the...

A Rigged Health Insurance System Hurts Texas Consumers

In my 10 years of experience working at a healthcare billing company in Houston, I’ve seen it all. Every tactic, strategy, and policy by insurance providers to deny a patient’s claim or reduce payment to healthcare providers across the state. And as the healthcare...

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...

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