• 2017 Special Session

    The 85th Texas Legislature returned to the Capitol on July 18 for a special session.

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  • Texas Health Care Security and Technology Conference

    Health care technology and cybersecurity topics, Sept. 28-29 #THASecTec17

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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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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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Tech Update

Chief Digital Officer Fernando Martinez discusses cybersecurity and how it pertains to hospitals.

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Texas Hospital Association Launches Cyber Security and Technology Conference for Hospital Leaders

(Aug. 18) The Texas Hospital Association hosts its first annual THA Security and Technology Conference Sept. 28-29 in Austin. THA will bring together subject matter experts to cover the most relevant topics in today's dynamic world of health care technology and cybersecurity ...

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Texas Hospital Association and SCHA Solutions Partner to Provide Member Hospitals Access to Healthcare Staffing Services

(Aug. 18) Texas hospitals will begin to decrease substantial staffing costs thanks to a new partnership between the Texas Hospital Association and South Carolina Hospital Association Solutions ...

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Texas Hospitals Continue to Oppose Legislation That Interferes with Patients’ Choices and Rights

Texas Hospitals Oppose Senate Bill 11

(Aug. 10) The Texas Hospital Association reiterated its opposition today to Senate Bill 11, which could compel physicians and other health care professionals to perform CPR that is directly contrary to a patient’s wishes ...

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THA Statement On Senate's Revised Health Care Legislation

(July 14) The Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO, on the release of the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act. “The Senate’s revisions to its original legislation could be significant for Texas. However, the Texas Hospital Association remains deeply concerned with the limits on federal Medicaid funding ...

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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

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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.