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  • THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

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  • Texas Hospitals

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  • Hurricane Harvey

    State and federal information and resources for Texas hospitals.

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  • 2017 New Health Care Laws

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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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THA Update

Lauren explains how obtaining marketplace health insurance affords her the ability to own her fitness company and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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THA Comments on the Implications of the U.S. Senate's Tax Bill

(Nov. 17) As the U.S. Senate debates tax reform legislation that includes several health care-related policy items, the Texas Hospital Association provides U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) with comments on the potential implications for Texas hospitals and the patients and communities we serve.

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Texas Hospital Industry Leader Recognized For Innovation

‘Smart Ribbon’ Earns Texas Hospital Association Digital Leader CHIME’s Innovator Award

(Nov. 2) The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recognized a top Texas hospital industry leader Wednesday at the organization’s CHIME17 Fall CIO Forum ...

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Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace Opens

Texans Can Purchase Affordable Health Coverage Through Dec. 15

(Nov. 1) Open enrollment through the health insurance marketplace begins today and runs through Dec. 15 at healthcare.gov ...

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THA Statement on Latest Health Care Reform Proposal

(Sept. 21) The following statement is provided by Ted Shaw, president/ CEO of the Texas Hospital Association: "As Congress explores another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and limit federal Medicaid funding, preliminary analyses of the Graham-Cassidy proposal show that federal funding gains for Texas could be significant, although other states could end up with major funding reductions ...

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Sponsorships & Advertising

Take advantage of THA's Marquee event sponsorships to build brand awareness, target key audiences and make invaluable personal contacts.

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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.

2017 Special Session Report: A comprehensive reference guide summarizing new legislation from the 2017 Special Session that impacts Texas hospitals and provides insights into how hospitals will be affected. Learn more

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

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.