Texas Hospital Association
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    A member-only meeting to hear the latest on Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and the political changes that are likely to influence the health care landscape.

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  • 2019 New Health Care Laws

    THA's summary of new health care laws is now available.

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  • End of Session Report

    Read About How Texas Hospitals Fared During the 2019 Legislative Session.

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  • Texas Trauma Hospitals

    Learn about the issues Texas trauma hospitals are facing now.

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  • Hospital Finance

    Learn how Texas hospitals get paid

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Hospital Financing 101
How do hospitals get paid? Hospitals need revenue to provide necessary health care services, but payment often fails to cover the full cost of care provided.

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THA Awards


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Hardworking Texans deserve recognition. Nominations are open for individuals and hospital programs making outstanding contributions in health care. Submit your nominations by Sept. 30.

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Read the March/April issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


Texas Hospitals magazine
In the July/August 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine: Hospital leaders in West Texas shift their focus to finding innovative ways to improve provider capabilities, infrastructure and population health.

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Physician, Hospital Groups Distribute Urgent Measles Advisory

(Aug. 6) Texas doctors and hospitals have a new tool to fight the ever-increasing measles threat, as the number of people sickened by the infectious yet preventable disease climbs ...

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Texas Hospital Association Statement on Proposed Rule to Require Disclosure of Hospital and Health Insurer Negotiated Payments

(Aug. 1) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to require disclosure of negotiated payment amounts between health insurance companies and hospitals ...

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Texas Hospital Association Statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Hospital Price Transparency

(June 25) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to issue a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amounts health insurers and patients pay for health care services ...

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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Model Legislation To Eliminate Surprise Medical Bills For Texas Patients

Texas Hospitals Support the Patient-Friendly, Free-Market Solution

(June 17) Texas patients no longer will receive surprise bills for out-of-pocket costs for emergency or unplanned health care services as a measure supported by Texas hospitals becomes law with republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature Friday ...

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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.

Health Care and the 86th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Read THA’s report summarizing key legislative outcomes from the 86th Texas legislative session that concluded on May 27. The report summarizes the most important legislation for Texas hospitals--bills that passed and those that did not. Download

Protecting Critical Health Care Funding in the State Budget: A balanced budget is the one bill lawmakers must pass. See what critical funding items Texas hospitals need to ensure a strong health care infrastructure. Download

Texas Hospital Support Ending Surprise Medical Billing: THA worked closely with lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session to help pass Senate Bill 1264, legislation eliminates surprise medical billing of Texas patients, e. 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.