Aug 7

Governor Abbott, HHSC Secure $1.1 Billion In Federal Funding For Nursing Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that $1.1 billion in Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) funds have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support Texas nursing facilities that provide care for individuals receiving Medicaid.

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Aug 7

Governor Abbott Announces Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites In Harris County

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County.

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Aug 6

Governor Abbott, Houston Astros, TDEM Announce COVID-19 Testing Site At Minute Maid Park

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Houston Astros and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have teamed up to open a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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Aug 6

Governor Abbott Holds Roundtable On Upcoming Flu Season At UT Southwestern Medical Center In Dallas

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center on Texas' approach to flu season as the state and the country continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aug 6

Governor Abbott Appoints Brock To Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council

The council advises the commission and the legislature on research, diagnosis, treatment, and education related to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

Appointment

Aug 6

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Four To Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

The board has licensing, examination, and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of acupuncture.

Appointment

Aug 5

Governor Abbott Appoints Eight To Texas Industrialized Building Code Council

The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.

Appointment

Aug 5

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension For Medicaid, CHIP Providers To Apply For Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

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