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How providers in South Carolina and Texas are overcoming telehealth obstacles

David McSwain, Julie Hall-Barrow, will speak at HIMSS19. The use of telehealth is growing as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to expand reimbursement for its use. But there are still some under-recognized challenges to telehealth adoption, according to Dr. David McSwain, chief medical information officer of the Medical University of South Carolina.… Read More »

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling declaring that Obamacare is unconstitutional, creating an not only uncertainty about health care coverage for millions of Americans, but also a likely battle in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on what’s known as the Affordable Care Act came a… Read More »

Texas woman dies after botched plastic surgery in Mexico: report

Laura Avila is on life support following the attempted procedure in Mexico, her family claims. (GoFundMe/Angie Avila) The Texas woman who suffered severe brain damage from surgical complications tied to plastic surgery in Mexico has died. TMZ reported Saturday that Laura Avila, 35, died just days after her family made the decision to move her… Read More »