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In this episode of THA's Capitol Update, Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and John Hawkins, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, discuss how recently passed state surprise billing legislation can serve as a model for federal legislation being debated in Congress.

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In the March/April 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine: Hospitals and communities find ways to cope as the state’s capacity to care for behavioral health patients continues to be strained.

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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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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Landmark Law To Preserve Critical Trauma Hospital Funding

Texas Hospitals, Broad Coalition of Organizations Applaud Efforts to Support Access to Trauma Care

(June 17) After unanimously passing both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) Friday signed into law landmark legislation to preserve critical funding for Texas’ designated trauma hospitals ...

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Caravan Health and Texas Hospital Association Team Up to Improve Patient Care Through Texas’ First Statewide Accountable Care Organization

(June 4) Today, the Texas Hospital Association and Caravan Health introduced a new partnership for Texas hospitals in their missions to improve patient care and achieve financial stability. Through the new collaborative, THA and Caravan Health will launch Value TX Health, a statewide clinically integrated network ...

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Texas Legislature Passes Bill to Support Hospitals in Quality Improvement Work

Texas Hospitals Support Efforts to Align Health Care Reporting Requirements

(May 23) The Texas Legislature yesterday passed legislation to simplify and align reporting requirements for health care-associated infections to promote Texas hospitals’ ongoing work to improve the quality of care delivered in its facilities ...

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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.

Texas Hospitals’ 2019 Federal Policy Priorities: Texas hospitals work closely with the U.S. Congress to advocate for financial stability and regulatory relief. Learn more about hospitals’ federal policy priorities. Download

Texas Hospitals Focus on Maternal and Newborn Health: Promoting the health of mother and babies is a priority for Texas hospitals. Learn more about the policy requirements and proactive steps hospitals have implemented and taken to support this goal. Download

Hospital Payment Sources: While they serve diverse communities across the state, Texas hospitals are unified under one core mission: providing the highest quality care to every Texan in need. Fair and equitable payment is critical to achieving this goal. This document provides an overview of the major sources of hospital payments and why reimbursement often is insufficient. Download

Implementing Texas’ New DNR Law: Hospital and Patient Impact: THA is working with all our members to ensure compliance and to identify areas where the law needs improving to better protect patients’ rights and preserve physicians’ ability to practice medicine. Download

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