A bill seeking to establish a Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency is currently before the Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 8 was authored by Senator Nelson and filed on February 16, 2011. It seeks “to improve health care quality, accountability, and cost containment in this state by encouraging health care provider collaboration, effective health care delivery models, and coordination of health care services.” The bill was referred to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on February 17th. The full text of the bill is available here.
You may monitor this and other bills as they move through the Texas Legislature here.
Disputing’s own Holly Hayes has discussed the role of collaborative healthcare in healthcare conflict resolution and reform many times. You may read some of her more recent posts here, here, and here.