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THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center is Texas’ hospitals go-to for the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19. Hospitals fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic are encouraged to use these resources in their COVID-19 response.

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Stay up-to-date on the policy, legislative and regulatory issues impacting Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

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In the September/October issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, THA reviews mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, highlights the association's Clinical Initiatives team, visits the challenges of sports medicine and explores the advantages of home health providers.

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THA Announces New President/CEO

John Hawkins to Take the Helm Jan. 1

(Nov. 8) Following a nationwide search, the Texas Hospital Association has selected longtime advocacy veteran John Hawkins to lead the organization, replacing Ted Shaw who retires at the end of the year. ...

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THA Statement on Action to Prohibit Vaccines

(Oct. 12) The Texas Hospital Association issues the following statement on new state action attempting to prohibit vaccine mandates by any entity. The statement is from Ted Shaw, THA president and CEO ...

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Texas Hospital Association Partners With Indoor Air Filtration System

(Oct. 1) Integrated Viral Protection (IVP), a Houston-based biodefense indoor air filtration system, and the Texas Hospital Association, the leading advocacy voice for Texas hospitals and health care systems today announced a partnership to offer novel heated HEPA air filtration to THA member hospitals ...

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THA Statement on State Staffing

(Aug. 10) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the state’s announcement regarding out-of-state personnel to help respond to the recent COVID-19 surge ...

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Recent White Papers

Recent White Papers

The Texas Hospital Association often publishes white papers on issues affecting Texas hospitals and the health care of Texans.

Local Provider Participation Funds in Texas: The local provider participation fund resource shows where LPPFs currently exist and the state legislation that authorizes them. Local hospital districts created LPPFs as a way to provide the non-federal share of Medicaid payments. Download

Health Care and the 87th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Texas hospitals secured a number of impressive funding and policy wins during the 2021 legislative session. This recap report describes the politics and policies driving Texas' health care landscape and the outcomes for Texas hospitals. Download

Losing Texas’ Waiver Extension Destabilizes the Health Care Safety Net: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on April 16 rescinded the 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver that the previous administration approved in January. Download

2022-2023 State Budget Priorities: Maintaining hospital rates, pursuing a federal "IMD Exclusion" waiver for Medicaid clients' access to inpatient psychiatric care and new funding to protect the health care safety net are among Texas hospitals' top priorities for the 2022-2023 state budget. Download

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The Texas Hospital Association would like to hear from both its members and from the public for whom Texan hospitals and health systems work to keep healthy.