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    Texas hospitals’ guide to prepare for the 86th Legislature

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    Using Plain Language Alerts to Improve Communication in the Hospital in an Emergency

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  • Texas' Hospitals 2018 Federal Policy Priorities

    Learn about the federal issues Texas hospitals are facing now.

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  • New Medicaid 1115 Waiver Approved for Texas

    Learn about the new five-year $25 billion Waiver’s terms and conditions and how they affect Texas hospitals.

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Quality and Patient Safety Conference: Join THA at the Sheraton in Georgetown on Sept. 13-14 to learn more about the latest quality and patient safety issues paired with expert-led education sessions -- a must for quality and patient safety hospital teams. Learn more

Texas Hospital Association Statement on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Decision to Disallow Federal Uncompensated Care Payments to North Texas Hospitals

(Aug. 13) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/ CEO, on the decision of the Departmental Appeals Board at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to uphold the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ disallowance of approximately $26 million in federal uncompensated care payments to private hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth ...

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THA Endorsed Partner Nomad Health Awarded Health Care Staffing Services Certification From The Joint Commission

(Aug. 1) Nomad Health announced today it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Health Care Staffing Services Certification. The certification demonstrates Nomad Health’s commitment to providing qualified and competent nurses to health care employers ...

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More Than 175 Texas Hospitals Commit to Improving Maternal Health

Texas Hospital Association Partners With Texas Department of State Health Services to Reduce Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

(July 2) Through the Texas AIM project, 179 Texas hospitals will begin work to reduce the incidence of obstetric hemorrhage, one of the primary causes of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity ...

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Texas Hospitals to Testify on Opioid Epidemic in Texas

Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse Considers Impact of Epidemic on Hospital Emergency Departments

(June 26) In invited testimony before the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse today, Texas hospital leaders will share their work to curb opioid use and misuse ...

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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.

2018 Federal Policy Priorities: Despite recent federal policy successes, Texas hospitals are facing considerable reimbursement cuts under the Affordable Care Act and other measures. Learn about the federal policies Texas hospitals need in order to retain critical hospital funding. Learn more

2017-2018 Interim Charges: Lawmakers are studying numerous hospital-related issues in advance of the 2019 legislative session in January. Learn how these topics could impact Texas hospitals. Learn more

Plain Language Alerts: Using plain language alerts to communicate emergencies reduces confusion and delay for hospital staff, patients and visitors responding to an event. Learn more about making the switch from color-based codes to plain language emergency alerts. Learn more

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

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.