NTxFIRST is putting North Texas First

It's time to take control of an out-of-control system. Join Holmes Murphy and leaders from the cities of Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Plano, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth and other North Texas municipalities as we re-write the rules for how taxpayer money is used to purchase healthcare services.

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Cities see strength in numbers in negotiating for better health care costs

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Fed up with soaring costs, Dallas and 30 other North Texas municipalities are asking hospitals to submit bids indexed to federally controlled Medicare prices to cover the cost of care for city employees. Molly Carroll, Dallas’ human resources director, said the city and its employees are spending $129 million on health care costs that are […]

Dec 4,2015No Comments

Medicare launches payment overhaul for hip, knee replacement surgery

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for better quality and more predictable costs, Medicare on Monday launched a major payment change for hip and knee replacements, the most common inpatient surgery for its 55 million beneficiaries. Starting April 1, hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas — from Akron, Ohio, to Wichita, Kansas — will be held responsible for […]

Nov 16,2015No Comments

It’s tough to shop for health care deals in Texas

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Price transparency isn’t getting better in Texas health care. A report last week gave Texas, along with 44 other states, an F on a scorecard measuring how easy it is for consumers to find out what they’ll be spending — before they get the bill — for medical procedures. The scorecard, now in its third […]

Jul 13,2015No Comments