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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting the agency distribute an additional allocation from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to high impact areas that experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases after June 10th.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) on Monday applauded the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) after taking into consideration the impact implementation would have on rural health providers. Williams’ bill, the MFAR Transparency Act, was introduced in July to delay the rule.
It is crucial we ensure our rural health care systems have the freedom they need to provide the highest quality of care possible for their patients, now more than ever.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for withdrawing the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) from the regulatory agenda. Williams’ bill, the MFAR Transparency Act, was introduced in July to delay rule.
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By Congressman Roger Williams
Expanding Access to Telehealth Services
Telehealth access is critical now more than ever as medical professionals have largely adapted to screening and appointments via technology so they can continue caring for patients when face to face visits pose too high a health risk. In our rural areas, this is even more significant as remote visits can mean the difference between life and death when there isn’t enough time to drive to a clinic or hospital.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today introduced the Ensuring Telehealth Expansion Act to extend telehealth provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act through December 31, 2025. Currently, telehealth waivers and flexibilities are extended through December 31, 2021 under the CARES Act.
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Congressman Roger Williams
Opinion: Rural health providers need relief
Rural hospitals are a crucial component in the U.S. healthcare system. They play a vital role all across the nation in regions that are underserved by larger hospitals. In Texas, they are often the only option for those who live miles away from the nearest healthcare facility, a distance that can mean the difference between life and death.
AUSTIN, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $7.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) today introduced the MFAR Transparency Act to delay the implementation of the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) and direct the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on the financial impacts on each state.
AUSTIN, TX – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement of an additional $410 million award for Texas health care providers impacted by COVID-19. The funds are provided under the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allocated $175 billion in relief to hospitals and other healthcare providers, including those disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.