The Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost employer health plans will affect an estimated one in four U.S. employers when it takes effect in 2018 and could jeopardize the ever-popular flexible spending accounts (which lets employees set aside pre-tax money for certain medical expenses).
Implementing Affordable Care Act mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers beyond capacity
The Affordable Care Act established a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit that mandates the inclusion of routine health risk assessments (HRAs), but until recently little was known about the extent to which health care providers can routinely engage patients, and about the health risks and patient attitudes that will be uncovered.
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry utilizes federal program to bring much-needed dental care to North Texas
Dallas residents lacking adequate access to dental care are benefiting from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s community-based clinical training program. Since January, the dental school has formed partnerships with three area nonprofits.
This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.
When it comes to health care, the mouth is often treated separately from the rest of the body, but the Affordable Care Act may serve to bridge the gap – at least for children – says the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a practicing pharmacist for more than 30 years and current president pro tempore of the Texas Senate, encouraged student and campus leaders at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy on March 22 to direct future change in the state and nation. Students will play a critical role in the future of pharmacy, especially with the rapid changes in the health care industry, she said.
Parents of at-risk youth often struggle with how best to help their children succeed, and maneuvering through the various relevant service providers can be overwhelming at best. The impact schools may have on success is the focus of an upcoming study involving the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health.