The state's new payment policy on services physicians provide to patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage has prompted outrage from doctors all across the state. The problem has been particularly severe in the Rio Grande Valley, where severe poverty makes a lot of Medicare patients eligible for Medicaid as well.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 7 to 9 pm (CT), TMA and the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society are hosting a House Call for physicians to express their concerns on this issue. This is a meeting between physicians and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas legislators. Watch a live streaming broadcast of the House Call here or go to our UStream page.
RGG: Texas Medical Association fighting to keep Valley's health care infrastructure alive, says its president. t.co/PhY8aSCI— Rio Grande Guardian (@RioGGuardian) March 27, 2012
Live video for mobile from Ustream
NOTE: This works a whole lot better on Firefox or Chrome browsers than it does on Internet Explorer.
NOTE 2: You have to come back Tuesday night between 7 and 9 pm to watch the live stream. Otherwise, you can see the video of our 2009 McAllen House Call on health system reform.