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  • Let's advance health care. Together.

    Good health care policy starts with understanding the complex challenges facing Texas hospitals.

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  • 85th Legislative Session

    THA advocates for the interests of the more than 450 hospitals and health systems that comprise our membership and the patients they serve.

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  • Support State Funding for Trauma Hospitals

    Help Texas trauma hospitals keep up with our growing population and deliver life-saving care when it’s needed most.

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Advocacy

From the capitol to regulatory agencies, THA represents the interests of its member hospitals/health systems. With in-depth knowledge of issues that matter most to Texas hospitals, THA is frequently asked to provide expert testimony and help craft rules to implement recently passed legislation. THA also provides Texas hospitals with a presence in Washington, D.C.

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Education

THA offers hospital administrators and staff a broad range of continuing education focused on enhancing hospital operations and performance. In the health care industry, change is constant. With this in mind, THA develops programs to help members strategize and meet head-on the challenges of frequent changes in regulations and obligations. Use the Event Calendar to find upcoming educational opportunities.

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Capitol Update

Lance Lunsford and Sara Gonzalez discuss mental health parity.

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Texas Hospital Leader Joel T. Allison Receives the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Award of Honor

(May 8) Joel T. Allison, former president/CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, was recognized with the American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor. The award is given in conjunction with the AHA’s annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. ...

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THA Statement on AHCA Vote in U.S. House

(May 4) In response to the passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act, the Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO ...

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American Hospital Association Recognizes Texas’ Brad Holland

CEO of Regional Medical Center Named Grassroots Champion

(May 3) The American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Texas Hospital Association and its political action committee, HOSPAC, recognized Brad Holland, FACHE, CEO, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, as Texas’ 2017 Grassroots Champion for his outstanding leadership in generating grassroots and community support ...

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Texas House Takes Steps to Increase Substance Use Provider Workforce

Texas Hospitals Testify in Support

(April 17) Increasing the number of professionals who provide substance use treatment is the focus of a bill that will be heard tomorrow in the House Public Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) ...

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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.

Federal Policy Priorities: The more than 600 hospitals that serve Texas patients are a diverse group. Yet, whether they are an 8-bed critical access hospital or 800-bed health system, all Texas hospitals share a common mission of providing the best care to anyone who needs it. Learn more

Disallowance of Federal Uncompensated Care Payments for Texas Hospitals: Nearly $30 million in federal payments intended to offset some uncompensated care costs for private hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region are the subject of disagreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the state of Texas. Learn more

Setting the Record Straight on Freestanding Emergency Centers in Texas: Freestanding emergency centers are not hospitals, and they are not urgent care centers. Learn more

2017 Texas Hospitals’ Policy Priorities: Hospitals also are required by federal law to provide, at a minimum, a medical screening to anyone who seeks it and to provide stabilization and treatment services for an emergency medical condition, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Learn more

Hospital Financing Overview: This document is intended to provide a high-level overview of the hospital financing system in Texas and the challenges that exist – challenges that threaten hospitals’ continued ability to provide the highest quality care for all Texans. Learn More

1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver: Learn how the Transformation Waiver is making health care in Texas more effective and efficient and why renewal is so important for Texas hospitals. Learn more

Contact Info

Contact Info

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.